Exploring DraftSight

Introduction to DraftSight and Principles of Engineering Graphics

Published July 27, 2012
468 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-755-1


Key Features

  • Combines engineering graphics with an introduction to DraftSight into one book
  • Uses a tutorial style with numerous exercises and review questions
  • Designed for classroom use

In Detail

DraftSight is a free, two-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) program that can create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight is a fully featured, free alternative to other, more expensive 2D CAD software packages.

The primary goal of Exploring DraftSight is to introduce the aspects of Engineering Graphics with the use of modern Computer Aided Design package – DraftSight. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals.

The chapters in this text proceed in a pedagogical fashion to guide you from constructing basic shapes to making complete sets of engineering drawings. This text takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important concepts of Engineering Graphics, as well as in-depth discussions of CAD techniques.

This textbook contains a series of twelve chapters, with detailed step-by-step tutorial style lessons, designed to introduce beginning CAD users to the graphic language used in all branches of technical industry. The CAD techniques and concepts discussed in this text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages such as SolidWorks and CATIA.

This book does not attempt to cover all of DraftSight’s features, only to provide an introduction to the software. It is intended to help you establish a good basis for exploring and growing in the exciting field of Computer Aided Engineering.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and DraftSight Fundamentals
  2. Geometric Constructions
  3. Object Properties and Organization in DraftSight
  4. Orthographic Projections and Multiview Constructions
  5. Pictorials and Sketching
  6. Dimensioning and Notes
  7. Tolerancing and Fits
  8. Symmetrical Features in designs
  9. Auxiliary Views
  10. Section Views
  11. Threads and Fasteners
  12. Working Drawings



To learn more about DraftSight or to download your own free copy of the software visit http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software/

Product Details

Published July 27, 2012
468 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-755-1 | ISBN 10: 1585037559
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-060-7