BS 8888:2013 Technical product documentation and specification

BS 8888:2013

Technical product documentation and specification

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2013 Replaced By : BS 8888:2017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StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 December 2013
Withdrawn Date31 January 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN ISO 128-21, BS EN ISO 6412-1, BS EN ISO 8826-1, BS EN ISO 12780-2, BS 3238-2, BS EN ISO 6413, BS EN ISO 5456-2, BS EN ISO 80000-5, BS EN ISO 10135, BS EN ISO 8062-3, BS EN ISO 80000-6, BS EN ISO 12085, BS EN ISO 9222-2, BS 1916-3, BS 1916-1, BS EN ISO 8062-1, BS EN 80000-14, BS EN ISO 80000-2, BS EN ISO 6411, BS EN ISO 6410-2, BS EN ISO 14660-1, BS EN ISO 16610-21, BS EN ISO 286-2, BS EN ISO 3040, BS EN ISO 5457, BS EN ISO 6428, BS EN ISO 14405-2, BS EN ISO 12181-1, BS EN ISO 13920, BS EN ISO 2692, BS EN ISO 13565-1, BS EN ISO 80000-3, BS EN ISO 8785, BS EN ISO 10209, BS 3734-1, BS EN ISO 26909, BS 1134, BS EN 80000-13, BS EN ISO 1, BS EN ISO 2162-1, BS EN ISO 2162-2, BS EN ISO 7200, BS EN ISO 3098-2, BS EN ISO 14405-1, BS 7010, BS EN ISO 8826-2, BS EN ISO 12780-1, BS EN ISO 6412-3, BS EN ISO 6410-1, BS EN ISO 13565-2, BS EN ISO 1302, BS EN ISO 4288, BS EN ISO 2203, BS EN ISO 5845-1, BS EN ISO 12781-1, BS EN ISO 3098-4, BS EN ISO 80000-1, BS EN ISO 128-20, BS 4500, BS EN ISO 1101:2013, BS EN ISO 5459:2011, BS EN 17085:2019, BS EN ISO 5458, BS EN ISO 80000-9, BS EN I
Informative References(Provided for Information)BIP 2155, BS 3643-1, BS 3643-2, ISO/TR 14638, BS EN ISO 17450-1, BS EN 10243-1, BS EN 22768-2, BS ISO 129-4, BS 4235-1, BS 4827, BS EN ISO 5455, BS 8889, BS ISO 965-1, BS EN 22768-1, BS 308, BS 4235-2, BS EN ISO 216, BS ISO 262, BS ISO 129-2, BS ISO 261, PD 68888, BS EN ISO 5456-1, BS 8887
Replaced ByBS 8888:2017
ReplacesBS 8888:2011
Draft Superseded By13/30275718 DC
DescriptorsData security, Dimensions, Data storage, Technical drawing, Abbreviations, Marking, Dimensional tolerances, Graphic symbols, Diagrams, Drawings, Surfaces, Engineering drawings, Data representation, Graphic representation, Product specification, Symbols, Technical documents, Documents
ISBN978 0 580 81445 7
File Size4.321 MB

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