BS 8888:2013 Technical product documentation and specification

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BS 8888:2013

Technical product documentation and specification

Status : Revised, Withdrawn   Published : December 2013 Replaced By : BS 8888:2017

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What is BS 8888?

BS 8888:2013 is the newly amended up to date technical product specification (TPS) that brings together, in one easy-to-follow document, all international standards needed to prepare technical product specifications (TPS), in accordance with geometrical product specification principles.

BS 8888 helps you to make better use of the ISO system of product specification because it covers more than just engineering drawing: instead you will find all aspects of technical product specification, including, for instance, the use of 3D CAD models to define component geometry are demonstrated.

Benefits of BS 8888

BS 8888 ensures you will:

  • Have access to one reference source with all information 
  • Speak the same language when specifying and graphically representing products 
  • Are precise in their application by leaving no room for misinterpretation 
  • Help the smooth transfer of design concept to manufacturing process 
  • Shorten product development time 
  • Increase speed to market

Why has BS 8888 been upgraded?

With the latest revision of BS 8888, there have been several significant developments.

  • Firstly, the standard has been completely restructured, to try and make it easier to find information.
  • Secondly, the committee felt that the requirements for dimensioning had been under-represented in the 2011 version of the standard, so there is now a great deal more detail on this.
  • Thirdly, after much soul-searching, the committee decided that it would no longer stick with the original wording of ISO standards in all cases.  In certain sections, particularly the datum section, it was deemed necessary to completely re-write the content in order to make it easier to understand and use.  Thus in certain sections, rather than reproducing ISO standards, BS 8888 is providing a commentary and explanation of the ISO requirements.

Standard NumberBS 8888:2013
TitleTechnical product documentation and specification
StatusRevised, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 December 2013
Withdrawn Date31 January 2017
Cross ReferencesBS 1134, BS 1916-1, BS 1916-2, BS 1916-3, BS 3238-1, BS 3238-2, BS 3734-1, BS 4500, BS 6615, BS 7010, BS EN 22553, BS EN 80000-13, BS EN 80000-14, BS EN ISO 1, BS EN ISO 128-20, BS EN ISO 128-21, BS EN ISO 286-1, BS EN ISO 286-2, BS EN ISO 1101:2013, BS EN ISO 1119, BS EN ISO 1302, BS EN ISO 1660, BS EN ISO 2162-1, BS EN ISO 2162-2, BS EN ISO 2203, BS EN ISO 2692, BS EN ISO 3040, BS EN ISO 3098-0, BS EN ISO 3098-2, BS EN ISO 3098-3, BS EN ISO 3098-4, BS EN ISO 3098-5, BS EN ISO 3098-6, BS EN ISO 3274, BS EN ISO 4063, BS EN ISO 4287, BS EN ISO 4288, BS EN ISO 5261, BS EN ISO 5456-2, BS EN ISO 5456-3, BS EN ISO 5457, BS EN ISO 5458, BS EN ISO 5459:2011, BS EN ISO 5845-1, BS EN ISO 6410-1, BS EN ISO 6410-2, BS EN ISO 6410-3, BS EN ISO 6411, BS EN ISO 6412-1, BS EN ISO 6412-2, BS EN ISO 6412-3, BS EN ISO 6413, BS EN ISO 6428, BS EN ISO 7083, BS EN ISO 7200, BS EN ISO 8015, BS EN ISO 8062-1, BS EN ISO 8062-3, BS EN ISO 8785, BS EN ISO 8826-1, BS EN ISO 8826-2, BS EN ISO 9222-1, BS EN ISO 9222-2, BS EN ISO 10135, BS EN ISO 10209, BS EN ISO 11442, BS EN ISO 12085, BS EN ISO 12180-1
Replaced ByBS 8888:2017
ReplacesBS 8888:2011
Draft Superseded By13/30275718 DC
DescriptorsProduct specification, Technical drawing, Engineering drawings, Drawings, Technical documents, Documents, Diagrams, Graphic representation, Graphic symbols, Symbols, Abbreviations, Dimensions, Dimensional tolerances, Data representation, Data security, Data storage, Marking, Surfaces
ISBN978 0 580 81445 7
File Size4.322 MB

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