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BS 8888:2017

Technical product documentation and specification

Status : Current   Published : January 2017

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BS 8888:2017

Technical product documentation and specification

Overview

BS 8888:2016 is the latest edition of the UK’s technical product documentation and specification standard. It is the latest version of the standard that was written to supersede BS 308, the world’s first engineering drawings standard, first published in 1927.  BS 8888  is unique to the UK, but is such a useful document that a number of other countries are now following the UK’s lead and publishing similar national standards to help their industries work with the ISO system.

Who is the standard for?

BS 8888 is aimed at:

  • Mechanical engineers, engineering designers and design engineers in the UK who are working in engineering and manufacturing companies, particularly in defence, aerospace, automotive, rail, nuclear and other general manufacturing sectors
  • Independent design consultancies or design agencies handling design and drawing activities
  • Users of the former national standard, BS 308

What does the standard cover?

BS 8888 is the UK’s national framework standard for engineering drawings and geometrical tolerancing. It covers all of the requirements for the technical specification of products and their component parts.

Among other things, it explains the way in which engineering drawings outline and present these specifications. It covers all of the symbology and information that engineers and designers need to include on their drawings, be they manually produced (2D) or in 3D, created using CAD systems and 3D modelling (computer-aided design).

It also brings together, in one easy-to-follow document, all the international standards needed to prepare technical product specifications. The aim is to help the UK industry move over more fully to the ISO system of geometrical product specification. As such BS 8888 acts as a gateway – or roadmap – to around 200 ISO standards on documentation, specification and verification.

Finally, from market research conducted by BSI in recent years, we know that many organizations are still using the withdrawn BS 308 as they find the new ISO standards covered by BS 8888 too complex to move over to. BS 8888 therefore tackles the complexity of the ISO standards by making the material that engineers need on a regular basis available in one place in the body of the standard – making it easier to access and easier to use.

How is the 2017 version different from the 2013 standard?

This will be the seventh edition of BS 8888. The standard is updated frequently in order to reflect the growing number of international standards which themselves are frequently updated.

This edition of BS 8888 includes the following changes:

  • The standard has been restructured to make it easier to find key information and to improve the flow of requirements to reflect how they will be used by designers and engineers in practice
  • More information has been included on model based definition, i.e. the use of 3D models and CAD (computer-aided design)
  • Additional information has been provided around the requirements for surface texture and datums



Standard NumberBS 8888:2017
TitleTechnical product documentation and specification
StatusCurrent
Publication 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 7010, BS EN 80000-6, 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, 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 2553, 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, 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
ReplacesBS 8888:2013
Draft Superseded By16/30334592 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
ICS01.100.01
01.110
CommitteeTDW/4
ISBN978 0 580 92686 0
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages166
File Size4.58 MB
Price£306.00


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