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BS 8888:2011

Technical product documentation and specification

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2011 Replaced By : BS 8888:2013

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What is BS 8888?

BS 8888:2011 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?

This revision of BS 8888 introduces the new international documentation and geometrical product specification standards published since the 2008 edition. It also incorporates more fully than previous editions some of the fundamental requirements of the key international standards relevant to the preparation of technical product specifications, in particular BS EN ISO 1101 on geometrical tolerancing and BS EN ISO 5459 on datums.

These changes to the structure and content of BS 8888 are intended to make the standard more user friendly for the UK industry. The inclusion of fundamental requirements and principles will help you better understand and implement the full complement of International Standards developed by ISO/TC 213, Geometrical product specifications and verification, and ISO/TC 10, Technical product documentation.

Standard NumberBS 8888:2011
TitleTechnical product documentation and specification
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 December 2011
Withdrawn Date31 December 2013
Cross ReferencesBIP 2155, BS 1916-1, BS 1916-2, BS 1916-3, BS 2917-1, BS 3238-1, BS 3238-2, BS 4500, BS 5070-1, BS 5070-3, BS 5070-4, BS 6615, BS 7010, BS EN 20286-1, BS EN 20286-2, BS EN 22553, BS EN 61082-2, 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 1101:2005, 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 26909, BS EN ISO 2203, BS EN ISO 2692, 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 3952-1, BS EN ISO 3952-2, BS EN ISO 3952-3, BS EN ISO 3952-4, BS EN ISO 4063, BS EN ISO 4287, BS EN ISO 4288, BS EN ISO 5261, BS EN ISO 5455, BS EN ISO 5456-2, BS EN ISO 5456-3, BS EN ISO 5457, BS EN ISO 5458, 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 7200:2004, BS EN ISO 8015:2011, BS EN ISO 8062-1, BS EN ISO 8062-3, BS EN ISO 8785, BS EN ISO 8826-1, BS EN ISO 8826-2
Replaced ByBS 8888:2013
ReplacesBS 8888:2008
Draft Superseded By11/30234091 DC
DescriptorsDrawings, Data security, Data storage, Abbreviations, Data representation, Dimensions, Graphic symbols, Graphic representation, Product specification, Technical documents, Documents, Surfaces, Engineering drawings, Technical drawing, Dimensional tolerances, Symbols, Marking, Diagrams
ISBN978 0 580 72757 3
File Size1.476 MB

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