This Military Standard is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department
of Defense (DoD).
Beneficial comments (recommendations, additions, deletions) and any pertinent data which may
be of use in improving this document should be addressed to: Commander, U.S. Army Armament
Research, Development and Engineering Center, ATTN: AMSTA-AR-EDE-S, Picatinny Arsenal,
07806-5000, by using the Standardization Document Improvement Proposal (DD Form 1426)
appearing at the end of this document or by letter.
The preferred standard for Engineering Drawing Practices is ASME Y14.100M.
contractual application of MIL-STD-100 is permissible provided one or both of the following
it is required and fully justifiable that a DoD activity be the design activity
the applicable end item requires Government logistics support
This Military Standard provides:
Standard practices for the preparation of engineering drawings, drawing format and media for
Requirements for drawings derived from or maintained by Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Procedures for the creation of titles for engineering drawings.
Numbering, coding and identification procedures for engineering drawings, associated lists
and documents referenced on these engineering drawings and associated lists.
Locations for Marking on engineering drawings.
The policy of the DoD is to utilize to the maximum degree possible those non-Government
standards which satisfy the needs of the military.
Accordingly, this standard will be revised
periodically to take advantage of those non-Government standards which meet the DoD criterion
for technical sufficiency.
Similarly, and in keeping with the DoD practice of adopting non-Government standards
whenever practicable, Chapters 600 and 700, as contained in previous versions of MIL-STD-
100, have been entirely replaced by ASME Y14.35M and ASME Y14.34M respectively, and
Chapter 200 is largely based on ASME Y14.24M.
An accurate perception of DoD
Engineering Drawing Practices therefore necessitates user recognition of MIL-STD-100G,
ASME Y14.24M, ASME Y14.34M, ASME Y14.35M, and ASME Y14.100M as being a
Fundamental to the current content and maintenance of MIL-STD-100 is the existence of the
DOD/Industry Drawing Practices Group (DRPRG). The DRPRG is chartered under the Defense
Standardization Program as a cooperative effort between DOD and Industry directed toward
codifying and standardizing engineering documentation practices, promoting applicable non-
Government standards, and fostering liaison between industry associations and Government