Action Type

Zone(s):

Action

Context:

Assembly operations can involve different types of actions. The user needs to know the action required when assembling parts.

Problem:

How to describe the action required for an assembly task.

Forces:

  • There are various means of attaching parts such as push, slide, turn.
  • Some actions may require the use of a tool such as a screwdriver or hammer.

Solution:

An image should be incuded showing the tool used to complete the action.

Arrows can be used to indicate the direction of the action, such as turn, push or rotate.

Note: In the absence of any indication otherwise, the assembly operation is assumed to be a push fit, with no tool or other operations required.

Sources:

Drawn from practice and inspection of existing artifacts.

Related Patterns:

Related:

Action/State

The images needs to communicate the action required for the assembly.

Tightness

In depicting the action some information regarding the degree of the action may be required.

Step Content

The different assembly operations that can be depicted in a single step.

 

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