Answered By: Josh Denby
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017     Views: 31

Standards documents put out by standards-granting organizations, such as ANSI, ISO, and ASME use a classification system to let you know what topical category that standard relates to. Standards documents are labeled according to this system, and that label is the standard’s “document number.” Most standards related to drafting will have a document number that starts with Y14, since that’s the classification given to the drafting category.

The Modern Drafting Practices and Standards Manual (library call number TK 431 .M62 2004, located on the 2nd floor in the Brown Wing) contains explanations and descriptions of the standards, arranged by topic, complete with relevant diagrams.

The NSSN ( allows you to search by document number to see drafting standards. View descriptions (called “scope” on the site) without fee.

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