In Reply to Parent Post by Bill Ryan - 2007
I have never seen a "How to number a print for dummies" book (although it would not surprise me that some yahoo with too much time might have actually written one
I guess I come close to being that yahoo. Although I didn't write a book, the attached procedure does do quite an anal-retentive stab at it. The basic approach I use is to make it easy for engineering to read an inspection report even if they don't have a copy of the ballooned prints in front of them.
1. Balloon numbers are based on part features (not dimensions). ie: a hole with a diameter, position, form tolerance gets a single balloon number which results in all dimensions related to the feature appear together on the report.
2. Views, sections, and details are numbered in order (numerical or alphabetical). Reports print out in a logical order.
3. Numbering in each view, section, or detail always starts at 6:00 o'clock making it possible to use an un-ballooned print if necessary.