Manual of Engineering Drawing is a comprehensive guide for experts and novices for producing engineering drawings and annotated 3D models that meet the recent BSI and ISO standards of technical product documentation and specifications. This fourth edition of the text has been updated in line with recent standard revisions and amendments. The book has been prepared for international use, and includes a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental differences between the ISO and ASME standards, as well as recent updates regarding legal components, such as copyright, patents, and other legal considerations.
The text is applicable to CAD and manual drawing, and it covers the recent developments in 3D annotation and surface texture specifications. Its scope also covers the concepts of pictorial and orthographic projections, geometrical, dimensional and surface tolerancing, and the principle of duality. The text also presents numerous examples of hydraulic and electrical diagrams, applications, bearings, adhesives, and welding.
The book can be considered an authoritative design reference for beginners and students in technical product specification courses, engineering, and product designing.
- Expert interpretation of the rules and conventions provided by authoritative authors who regularly lead and contribute to BSI and ISO committees on product standards
- Combines the latest technical information with clear, readable explanations, numerous diagrams and traditional geometrical construction techniques
- Includes new material on patents, copyrights and intellectual property, design for manufacture and end-of-life, and surface finishing considerations
Engineering designers (including students and practising designers)
Chapter 1. Drawing Office Management and Organization
Engineering Drawing Practices
Drawing Practice and the Computer (CAD: Computer Aided Draughting and Design)
Why Introduce BS 8888 and Withdraw BS 308?
Chapter 2. Product Development and Computer Aided Design
Computer Aided Draughting and Design
Technical Product Documentation
Access into the Computer Network
Chapter 3. Design for Manufacture to End of Life
Chapter 4. Intellectual Property and Engineering Design
Important Points to Remember
Chapter 5. CAD Organization and Applications
Computer and Software Purchase
Size of Computer
Sheet Metalwork Application
Communicating Design Concepts
Typical CAD Drawings and 3D Models
Chapter 6. Principles of First and Third Angle Orthographic Projection
First Angle Projection
Third Angle Projection
Reading Engineering Drawings
Chapter 7. Linework and Lettering
Drawing Paper Sizes
Types of Line and Their Application
Minimum Character Height for Capital Letters and Numerals
Care and Storage of Original Drawings
Chapter 8. Three-dimensional Illustrations Using Isometric and Oblique Projection
Chapter 9. Drawing Layouts and Simplified Methods
Collective Single-part Drawings
Collective Assembly Drawing
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2012
- 11th May 2012
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Colin H. Simmons is an international engineering standards consultant and a member of numerous BSI and ISO committees dealing with technical product documentation and specifications. He is a former practising mechanical design engineer and author of many publications on engineering drawing, product specification and standards.
Engineering Standards Consultant, UK
Dennis E. Maguire was a design engineer and senior lecturer at Southall College, UK.
Former Lecturer, Southall College, UK