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  • 1. BSI Symbols for Graphic CommunicationThroughout the Graphic Communication Courses, candidates should develop a knowledge ofcurrent British Standards conventions (such as dimensioning and line types) and symbols.This document contains a list of common symbols that candidates must be familiar with andwhich they may be asked to identify or draw unseen in an external examination.There may be occasions where candidates could be asked to use British Standards symbolsfrom outwith this list in the external examination – in such cases we would provide the symbol(an example of this may be to appropriately place the symbol for an electricity meter on a floorplan of a house).Please note that this list may not be taken into an external examination.Advanced HigherAlthough candidates should continue to develop their knowledge of BSI symbols andconventions, they will not be asked to identify any symbols in the Advanced Higherexamination.Standard Grade, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and HigherAll candidates should be familiar with the 3 angle projection symbol and the following: rd
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