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Manual of Engineering Drawing

Technical Product Specification and Documentation to British and International Standards

Now in its 4th edition, Manual of Engineering Drawing is a long-established guide for practicing and student engineers to producing engineering drawings and annotated 3D models that comply with the latest BSI and ISO standards of technical product specifications and documentation.

This new edition has been updated in line with recent standard revisions and amendments, including the requirements of BS8888 2011 and related ISO standards. Ideal for international use, it includes a guide to the fundamental differences between the relevant ISO and ASME standards, as well as new information on legal aspects such as patents and copyright, and end-of-life design considerations.

Equally applicable to CAD and manual drawing, the book includes the latest developments in 3D annotation and the specification of surface texture. Its broad scope also encompasses topics such as orthographic and pictorial projections, dimensional, geometrical and surface tolerancing, and the duality principle, along with numerous examples of electrical and hydraulic diagrams with symbols and applications of cams, bearings, welding and adhesives.

Seen by many as an essential design reference, Manual of Engineering Drawing is an ideal companion for students studying vocational courses in technical product specification, undergraduates studying engineering or product design, and professional engineers beginning a career in design.

Engineering designers (including students and practising designers)

Paperback, 384 Pages

Published: May 2012

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-08-096652-6


  • 1 Drawing office management and organization
    2 Product development and computer aided design
    3 Design for Manufacture to end of life
    4 Intellectual Property (IP) and Engineering Design
    5 CAD organization and applications
    6 Principles of first and third angle orthographic projection
    7 Linework and lettering
    8 Three-dimensional illustrations using isometric and oblique projection
    9 Drawing layouts and simplified methods
    10 Sections and sectional views
    11 Geometrical constructions and tangency
    12 Loci applications
    13 True lengths and auxiliary views
    14 Conic sections and interpenetration of solids
    15 Development of patterns from sheet materials
    16 Dimensioning principles
    17 Screw threads and conventional representations
    18 Nuts, bolts, screws and washers
    19 Keys and key ways
    20 Worked examples in machine drawing
    21 Limits and fits
    22 Geometrical tolerancing and datums
    23 Application of geometrical tolerances
    24 Maximum material and least material principles
    25 Positional tolerancing
    26 Surface texture
    27 Surface Finish and Corrosion of Metals
    28 3D annotation
    29 The Duality Principle - the essential link between the design intent and the verification of the end product
    30 Differences between American ASME Y 14.5M Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD and T) and ISO/BS 8888 geometrical tolerancing, standards
    31 Cams and gears
    32 Springs
    33 Welding and welding symbols
    34 Engineering diagrams
    35 Bearings and applied technology
    36 Engineering adhesives
    37 Related standards
    38 Production drawings
    39 Drawing solutions


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