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Visualization and Engineering Design Graphics with Augmented Reality


Out of Print
Published April 25, 2013
381 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-817-6

Description

Key Features

  • Allows you to truly visualize the objects being described in the book in full 3D
  • Seamlessly integrates augmented reality with exercises in the book
  • Helps aspiring engineers learn the language of engineering graphics
  • Focuses on visualization skills and hand sketching

In Detail

Visualization and Engineering Design Graphics with Augmented Reality is designed as a learning tool to help the aspiring engineer learn the language of engineering graphics. In this regard, this book is hardly unique, as there have been literally hundreds of books published in the past that had a similar goal. The main challenge faced by engineering graphics books comes from the difficulty of representing and describing three dimensional information on paper, which is a consequence of the two dimensional nature of printed materials.

What makes this book invaluable is the use of Augmented Reality, a technology that will allow you to escape the limitations of traditional materials enabling you, the student, to truly visualize the objects being described in full 3D. To take full advantage of this book, you will need a computer with the software provided and a web camera*. Many parts of the book are linked to specific augmented reality content through a series of black and white marks that have been seamlessly integrated throughout the pages. In order to experience the content, your camera must be pointed at these marks. The main mark, available at the beginning of the book, is used to interact with the augmented reality models, which will be rendered in real time in your computer screen.

* If you do not have a webcam connected to your computer, SolidWorks files of the models used throughout the book are included on the CD. In addition, STL files have been provided so the models can be opened using your solid modeling CAD package of choice or printed on a 3D printer.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Sketching and Lettering
  3. Orthographic Projection
  4. Pictorials
  5. Sectional Views
  6. Auxiliary Views
  7. Dimensioning
  8. Tolerances
  9. Threaded Fasteners
  10. Working Drawings
    Appendix

Software

Each book comes with a CD containing augmented reality software. The augmented reality software, in conjunction with the book, allows you to visualize the models described in the book in full 3D. Both Mac and PC operating systems are supported.

After you install the augmented reality software onto your computer you place the markers located throughout the book, along with the large primary marker that also comes with the book, so they are visible to your computer's webcam*. A 3D model will appear on your screen superimposed on top of the large marker. As you rotate and move the marker the 3D model will follow your movements, allowing you to manipulate the 3D model in real time.

* If you do not have a webcam connected to your computer, SolidWorks files of the models used throughout the book are included on the CD. In addition, STL files have been provided so the models can be opened using your solid modeling CAD package of choice or printed on a 3D printer.