Engineering Drawing from the Beginning - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080108391, 9781483185422

Engineering Drawing from the Beginning

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Mechanical Engineering Division

Authors: M. F. Cousins
Editors: N. Hiller G. E. Walker
eBook ISBN: 9781483185422
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 172
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Engineering Drawing: From the Beginning, Volume 1 discusses the basic concepts in engineering drawing. The book illustrates the drawings presented in both first angle (English) projection and third angle (American) projection. The opening chapter discusses the equipment utilized in engineering drawing, and then proceeds to discussing the concepts and methods in engineering drawing. The coverage of the text includes geometrical constructions, projection, and dimensioning. The book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get acquainted with the basics of engineering drawing.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations


One. Introduction to Equipment

1.1 The Drawing Board

1.2 The Tee-square

1.3 Set-squares

1.4 Pencils

1.5 Drawing Paper

1.6 Erasers

1.7 Compasses

1.8 Ruler

1.9 Methods of Attachment

1.10 Pencil Sharpening Medium

1.11 Pencil Sharpening

1.12 How to Use Drawing Instruments

1.13 Lettering and Figuring

1.14 Printed Words and Notes etc.


Two. Early Work on Geometrica Construction

2.1 Types of Lines

2.2 Drawing Various Shapes

2.3 Types of Lines Illustrated

2.4 Arrow Heads

2.5 Further Work with 45° and 60° Set-squares

2.6 Further Work on Types of Lines

2.7 Further Lettering

2.8 Conclusion


Three. Simple Geometrical Constructions

3.1 Angles

3.2 Bisection of Angles

3.3 Triangles

3.4 Quadrilateral

3.5 The Circle

3.6 Inscribed and Circumscribed Circles

3.7 The Division of Lines

3.8 The Diagonal Scale


Four. Types of Projection

4.1 Simple Perspective Drawing

4.2 Simple Isometric Drawing

4.3 Orthographic Projection

4.4 First Angle Projection (English)

4.5 First Angle Projection (continued)

4.6 Third Angle Projection (American)

4.7 Third Angle Projection (continued)


Five. The System of Dimensioning

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Dimension Lines Not to Intersect

5.3 Overall Dimensions to Be Clearly Shown

5.4 Corresponding Dimensions in Corresponding Places

5.5 Dimensions from Two Faces at Right Angles

5.6 Double Dimensioning Must Be Avoided

5.7 Dimensions from "Corner to Comer"

5.8 For Turned Parts Give Diameters, Not Radii

5.9 Symmetrical Shapes

5.10 Points Not Covered by Foregoing Rules


Six. First Angle, or English, Projection

6.1 Orthographic Projection

6.2 Orthographic Projection

6.3 Scale Drawings

6.4 Full Sections and Hidden Detail

6.5 Half-sections

6.6 Drawings of Simple Objects

6.7 Exercise A, Fig. 30(a)

6.8 Exercise B, Fig. 30(b)

6.9 Exercise C, Fig. 30(c)

6.10 Exercise D, Fig. 30(d)


Seven. Their Angle, or American, Projection

7.1 Orthographic Projection

7.2 Orthographic Projection

7.3 Full Sections

7.4 Half-sections

7.5 Drawings of Simple Objects

7.6 Exercise A, Figs. 30(a) and 36(a)

7.7 Exercise B, Figs. 30(b) and 36(b)

7.8 Exercise C, Figs. 30(c) and 36(c)

7.9 Exercise D, Figs. 30(d) and 36(d)


Eight. Screw Threads

8.1 A Typical Screw

8.2 Thread Section Data

8.3 Whitworth Thread, Step-by-step Construction

8.4 B.A. Thread

8.5 Acme Thread

8.6 Square Thread

8.7 Unified Thread

8.8 Screw Threads (Convention)

8.9 Square Thread (Convention)


Nine. Freehand Drawing of Engineering Parts

9.1 Freehand Drawing

9.2 Freehand Isometric

9.3 Freehand Isometric

9.4 Freehand Orthographic. An Elbow

9.5 Freehand Orthographic. A Tee-piece

9.6 Freehand First Angle Projection. A Square Flange

9.7 Freehand Third Angle Projection. A Square Flange

9.8 Freehand First Angle Projection. Oval Flange

9.9 Freehand Third Angle Projection. Oval Flange

9.10 Freehand First Angle Projection. Stud

9.11 Freehand Third Angle Projection. Stud

9.12 Freehand First Angle Projection. Sheet Metal Bracket

9.13 Freehand Third Angle Projection. Sheet Metal Bracket

9.14 Freehand First Angle Projection. Cast Cover

9.15 Freehand Third Angle Projection. Cast Cover

9.16 Isometric Sketches for Freehand Drawing

9.17 Isometric Sketches for Freehand Drawing

9.18 Isometric Sketches for Freehand Drawing


Ten. Mechanical and Electrical Detail Parts

10.1 Fastenings (Screws and Bolts)

10.2 Hexagon Nut

10.3 To Draw a Hexagon Nut by a Quick Method

10.4 Hexagon Headed Bolt

10.5 Studs

10.6 Keys

10.7 3/4-in. Tee

10.8 3/4-in. Normal Bend

10.9 3/4-in. Single Saddle

10.10 Wiring Diagram


Eleven. Simple Assemblies

11.1 Bearings

11.2 Isometric and Third Angle Projection of Footstep Bearing

11.3 Outlining the Assembly

11.4 Dimensioning an Assembly Drawing

11.5 First Angle Projection of Footstep Bearing

11.7 Coupling in Third Angle Projection

11.8 Simple Pulley and Bracket

11.9 Assembly in Third Angle Projection

11.10 Outlining the Assembly

11.11 Assembly in First Angle Projection


Twelve. Simple Machine Tools and Components

12.1 Revision of Useful Data

12.2 The Drawing of a Section

12.3 Parts Not Sectioned

12.4 Simple Bushed Bearing

12.5 Method of Producing the Drawing in Third Angle Projection

12.6 Method of Producing the Drawing in First Angle Projection

12.7 Detailed Parts, Third Angle Projection

12.8 Headstock for Small Lathe

12.9 Assembly in First Angle Projection

12.10 Third Angle Projection, Explanation

12.11 Detailed Drawing of a Bearing Bracket. Part No. 1

12.12 Pulley. Part No. 2

12.13 Bearing Bush. Part No. 3

12.14 Hollow Mandrel. Part No. 4

12.15 Screwed Collar. Part No. 5

12.16 Stud. Part No. 6



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About the Author

M. F. Cousins

About the Editor

N. Hiller

G. E. Walker