Drafting Zone Features New Question Panel Answered by Drafting Expert Gary Whitmire
June 27, 2002 - Genium Publishing Corporation announced the introduction of a new feature, "Ask Gary", to its award winning Drafting Zone website. "Ask Gary" is a special question board where Drafting Zone Subscribers are able to ask Gary Whitmire, the Technical Director of Genium's Modern Drafting Practices and Standards Manual, questions related to mechanical drafting standards. Gary Whitmire, a nationally and internationally recognized authority on the application and interpretation of drawing and design standards, has over 40 years of expertise in a variety of professional applications and assignments. Gary monitors and answers questions about mechanical drafting standards that are submitted in the Drafting Zone's "Ask Gary" area found at: http://www.draftingzone.com/askgary/.
"Ask Gary" is expressly intended to address and clarify important questions regarding drawing standardization by providing expert answers to Subscribers. "Ask Gary" is just one of many features of the Drafting Zone website designed to enable users to have quick access to consistent and reliable information for complex drawing standardization issues. The resources found at the Drafting Zone cover major topics of interest to drafters and provide guidelines about critical standards information, including ASME's complex Y14.5 standard. The Drafting Zone includes an on-line version of the Modern Drafting Practices and Standards Manual, Drafting Tips, online GD&T Practice Exams, and functional tools - all of which aim to optimize the way in which users obtain and utilize drawing information.
"The Drafting Zone's "Ask Gary" service is an exciting tool for Genium's Subscribers," said Michael Cinquanti, Publisher of the Drafting Zone. "The "Ask Gary" service gives drafting professionals the unique opportunity to receive expert advice about complex issues and is a very personalized."
The Drafting Zone is an extension of the Drafting Manual, which has helped drafting professionals answer questions, avoid mistakes, and settle disputes for over a century. Developed by the General Electric Company in 1901, it is the product of decades of experience by thousands of draftsmen, engineers, and department managers. It covers and interprets American national drafting standards and practices and is the most comprehensive single source of drafting standards information on the market today. For more information about the Drafting Zone, Drafting Manual, and Subscriptions to the Drafting Zone, please visit: http://www.draftingzone.com.
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