Engineering drawing frame border size

The size of the drawing border (or Engineering Drawing Frame) on your technical drawings is covered in BS EN ISO 5457.

The BS ISO standards  require a 20mm border to the left hand edge (for filing) and a 10mm border round the other three sides of the drawing sheet.

Click  Size and Layout of Engineering Drawing sheets for more on grid reference frames and paper sizes.

BS ISO Engineering drawing frame border Sizes Landscape

BS ISO Engineering drawing frame border Sizes Portrait

For more information on engineering drawing layouts check out the Technical Drawing Standards Page!

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