Exploded view


Exploded view

An exploded view is a representative picture or diagram that shows the components of an object slightly separated by distance, or suspended in surrounding space in the case of a three-dimensional exploded diagram, as if there had been a small controlled explosion emanating from the middle of the object which separated all of the parts of that object an equal distance away from their original locations.

Exploded diagrams are common in descriptive manuals showing parts placement, or parts contained in an assembly or sub-assembly. Usually such diagrams have the part identification number and a label indicating which part fills the particular position in the diagram. Many spreadsheet applications can automatically create exploded diagrams, such as exploded pie charts.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Exploded View —   [engl.], Explosionszeichnung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • exploded view — n. a photograph or drawing showing separately but in proper sequence and relationship the various parts of an assembly, as of a machine …   English World dictionary

  • exploded view — noun a view in a drawing showing how parts in an assembly fit together An exploded view will show the assembly details well …   Wiktionary

  • exploded view — explod′ed view′ n. mac a graphic representation that displays the parts of a mechanism separately while showing their spatial relationship • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • exploded view — a drawing, photograph, or the like, that shows the individual parts of a mechanism separately but indicates their proper relationship. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • Exploded view — Изображение в разобранном (перспективном) виде …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • exploded view — /əkˌsploʊdəd ˈvju/ (say uhk.splohduhd vyooh) noun a drawing of a complicated mechanism showing the individual parts still in their relative positions but moved outward and apart …   Australian English dictionary

  • exploded view — A drawing of a mechanism or structure which shows the parts separately but approximately in the position they occupy when assembled …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • exploded view — a drawing, photograph, or the like, that shows the individual parts of a mechanism separately but indicates their proper relationship. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Exploded View — is a quartet of stories by Ivan Vladislavic. The stories revolve around four men in Johannesburg: a statistician employed on the national census, an engineer out on the town with his council connections, an artist with an interest in genocide,… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.