Manual of Engineering Drawing

Manual of Engineering Drawing

British and International Standards

5th Edition - March 28, 2020

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  • Authors: Colin Simmons, Dennis Maguire, Neil Phelps
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128184820
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209493

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Manual of Engineering Drawing: British and International Standards, Fifth Edition, chronicles ISO and British Standards in engineering drawings, providing many examples that will help readers understand how to translate engineering specifications into a visual medium. The book includes 6 introductory chapters which provide foundational theory and contextual information regarding the broader context of engineering drawing and design. The concepts enclosed will help readers gain the most out of their drawing skills. As the standards referred to in this book change every few years, this new edition presents an important update.

Key Features

  • Covers all of the BSI and ISO standards that govern the drafting of technical product specification and standards
  • Includes new chapters on design for additive manufacturing and computer-aided design
  • Provides worked examples that will help readers understand how the concepts in the book are applied in practice


Practicing design and manufacturing engineers, students of engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Design office management and organization
    2. Product development and computer aided design
    3. Design for manufacture to end of life
    4. Intellectual property 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 requirements
    25. Positional tolerancing
    26. Surface texture
    27. Surface finish and corrosion of metals
    28. 3D annotation and product data management
    29. The Duality Principle e 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&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. Design for additive manufacture
    40. Drawing solutions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: March 28, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128184820
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209493

About the Authors

Colin Simmons

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering Standards Consultant, UK

Dennis Maguire

Dennis E. Maguire was a design engineer and senior lecturer at Southall College, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Lecturer, Southall College, UK

Neil Phelps

Neil Phelps is a Production Design Manager. In his present position he manages a multi-discipline team of designers providing tooling and test equipment for production facilities. He is a member of the British Standards Institution (BSI) Technical Committee TDW/4 responsible for Technical Product Realisation and has been involved with the continued development of BS8888 since its introduction. He was also a member of the joint IED/BSI team which developed the joint certification process for training courses in Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing to BS8888. He has co-authored a number of technical and educational publications on the application of Technical Product documentation/specification.

Affiliations and Expertise

Production Design Manager

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