Principles and Practice: An Integrated Approach to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 2008

Out of Print
Published August 23, 2007
443 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-383-6


This textbook has been completely updated for AutoCAD 2008 and includes a new chapter (chapter five) which covers hand sketching.

Principles and Practices: An Integrated Approach to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 2008 combines an introduction to AutoCAD 2008 with a comprehensive coverage of engineering graphics principles. By adopting this textbook, you will no longer need to adopt separate CAD and engineering graphics books for your course. Not only will this unified approach give your course a smoother flow, but in addition your students will save a bundle of money on textbooks.

The primary goal of Principles and Practices: An Integrated Approach to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 2008 is to introduce the aspects of Engineering Graphics with the use of modern Computer Aided Design/Drafting software - AutoCAD 2008. This text is intended to be used as a training guide for students and professionals. The chapters in the 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 eleven 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 the text are also designed to serve as the foundation to the more advanced parametric feature-based CAD packages, such as Autodesk Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Inventor.

Table of Contents

  1. AutoCAD Fundamentals
  2. Geometric Constructions
  3. AutoCAD Layer Controls and Object Organization
  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. Sectional Views
  11. Threads and Fasteners
  12. Working Drawings

Product Details

Published August 23, 2007
443 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-383-6 | ISBN 10: 1585033839