Figure 16-4.Drawer of cabinet used for filing small original drawings, tracings, and negatives.
A print larger than size B is folded in
accordion-pleat type folds in such a manner as
to ensure that the drawing number is outside after
the print has been folded. Final folded size should
be 8 1/2 by 11 in. You should make yourself a
plastic or plywood 8 3/8- by 10 7/8-in. folding
guide or procure a ready-made one. The steps
in folding a large print are as follows:
1. First, fold the print into 10 7/8-in. length-
wise accordion-pleat folds. Lay the print face-
down, and start by turning the edge containing
the drawing number, using the folding guide, as
shown in figure 16-5. Use a small block of
wood, like the one shown in the figure, to
compress the crease.
2. Turn the print over and make the next
lengthwise fold, as shown in figure 16-6. Continue
turning over and folding until the width of the
drawing is used up.
3. Place the lengthwise-folded drawing so that
the side on which the drawing number appears
is down. Begin at the end that contains the
drawing number, and make the first 8 1/2-in.
crosswise accordion-pleat fold, using the folding
guide, as shown in figure 16-7.
4. Turn the print over and make the next fold.
Continue until the length of the drawing is used
Data related to drawings discussed above, such
as correspondence, should be filed according to
SECNAVINST 5210.11 (series), or if a limited
number of drawings are affected, they can be filed
by drawing numbers in a separate drawer or
cabinet. If a separate folder for each project is
Figure 16-6.-Making second lengthwise fold in a large print.
Figure 16-5.Making first lengthwise fold in a large print.
Figure 16-7.Making first crosswise fold in a large print.