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Drafting IEC publications



Technical drawings

Definition: Technical information, graphically presented in accordance with International Standards of technical drawings.


Make sure that line types, dimensions, geometrical tolerances, texts, projection method and other elements within technical drawings are in accordance with Standards used in the creation of graphical content.




Ideally, provide the graphical elements of the technical drawing in vector format. If this is not possible, bitmap format is acceptable if the resolution is at least 300 dpi (118,11 pixels per cm).


Ensure that any text relating to the standard is editable. In this way, it can be aligned with IEC drafting rules, translated, or updated in a future revision of the document. See Text in figures for further details.


Main extensions allowed
Applications / comments


AutoCAD  (Download the IEC template for Autocad)


Adobe Illustrator

.eps, .pdf

Only with vectorized texts


Microsoft Word (enclosed in a drawing canvas)