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Visualization and Engineering Design Graphics with Augmented Reality Second Edition

Published March 27, 2014
385 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-905-0


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
  • Now has apps for Apple iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and PC computers

In Detail

This book 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 smartphone, tablet or computer with a web camera, along with the software or apps provided*. Many parts of the book are linked to specific augmented reality content through a series of black and white markers that have been seamlessly integrated throughout the pages. In order to experience the content, your device’s camera must be pointed at these markers. The main marker, 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 device’s screen.

* If you do not have an iOS device, Android device or a computer with a webcam, 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 using 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


This textbook comes with augmented reality computer software and apps, called AR Engineering. AR Engineering is designed to be used while you progress through the text. The AR Engineering software and apps, in conjunction with the book, allow you to visualize the models described in the text in full 3D. Versions of the AR Engineering software are available for both the Mac and PC operating systems. AR Engineering apps are available for both Apple® iOS and Android® smartphones and tablets.

After you install the AR Engineering software or app onto your device, place the markers located throughout the book along with the large primary marker found at the front of this book, so they are both visible to your device’s camera. 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.

For additional information view the Getting Started Guide

iOS App

iOS App

Android App

Android App
Mac OS X Installer
Download File
22.3 MB
Windows PC Installer
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21.8 MB
SolidWorks 3D Models
Download File
9.6 MB
STL Model Files
Download File
3.3 MB

For additional information on downloading, unzipping, and using these files visit the downloads section on our FAQ page.