Exploded-view drawings look like geometric puzzles, because they show the way that pieces of construction or machinery fit together. According to About.com, these assembly drawings show each part of a construction but in correct relative positions.
A familiar image to many, consumers can find these drawings in the instructions of most any product, especially those requiring assembly. Even though the name indicates destruction, exploded-view drawings ironically assist consumers in assembling products at home and also help many professionals in both work and study. People have made such illustrations for centuries in an attempt to design, invent and understand how things work.