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Revision 12M, 2012

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Metric Drawing Sheet Size and Format

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  • Revision: Revision 12M, 2012
  • Published Date: January 2012
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASME International (ASME)
  • Page Count: 28
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

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This Standard defines metric sheet sizes and formats for engineering drawings. Decimal inch sheet sizes and format are defined in ASME Y14.1. For engineering drawing preparation and practices, see ASME Y14.100.


Standardization of drawing sheet sizes and the uniform location of format features on drawing forms provides definite advantages in readability, handling, filing, and reproduction. In using drawing sheets made by other organizations, an advantage is gained when like items of information are in the same location on all drawing sheets, and when uniformity of form and language is applied in making information entries. Revision information and dates are of particular importance to users of drawings and should be located and expressed uniformly on all engineering drawings.

The widespread use and exchange of reduced-size copies of drawing sheets both within and between organizations emphasizes the importance of standardization of drawing sheet size and format.