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Engineering Design Graphics: Sketching, Modeling, and Visualization, 2nd Edition

Engineering Design Graphics: Sketching, Modeling, and Visualization, 2nd Edition

James Leake

ISBN: 978-1-118-07888-4

Jun 2012

400 pages


Providing a clear, concise treatment of the essential topics addressed in a modern engineering design graphics course, this text concentrates on teaching hand-drawing as a skill and a vital component of the design process. Unlike texts that reduce drawing to a computer-based task, Leake and Borgerson's book emphasizes the role of sketching in conceptualizing a design solution. This reflects the growing trend in engineering graphics courses, in which hand-drawing is used for developing a design and computer tools are used for the final iterations. By providing a brief, skills-based approach, this reasonably priced volume - which includes several hundred sketching problems - is well positioned to offer a compelling alternative to the large volumes by Giesecke and Bertoline. Alongside its coverage of hand-drawing skills, this text also provides a chapter on computer-aided design software, with an emphasis on parametric solid modeling.

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1. Engineering Design
2. Freehand Sketching
3. Planar Projections and Pictorial Views
4. Multiviews
5. Auxiliary and Section Views
6. Dimensioning and Tolerancing
7. Computer-Aided Product Design Software
8. Working Drawings
9. Reverse Engineering Tools
10. Digital Simulation
11. Concept Design
12. Product Dissection
13. Perspective Projections and Sketches
• New chapters:
o Reverse Engineering Tools
o Digital Simulation
o Concept Design
• Appendix on Perspective Projections and Sketches has become a full chapter
• Worksheets for drawing problems have been moved from end of the book to end of chapters, so students can create practice drawings adjacent to the problem statement.
• Emphasizes hand-drawing as a key component of the design process.
• Teaches sketching as a means to help students "think in 3 dimensions"
• Brief, concise, affordable
• Unlike classic "technical drawing" texts by Giesecke and Bertoline, does not attempt to provide deep training in computer drawing software, focusing instead on drawing techniques essential to the design process