Visualization and Engineering Design Graphics with Augmented Reality Third Edition

Published June 21, 2019
386 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-269-3


Key Features

  • Teaches aspiring engineers the language of engineering graphics
  • Seamlessly integrates augmented reality throughout the book
  • Allows you to truly visualize the objects being described in the book in full 3D
  • Focuses on visualization skills and hand sketching
  • Apps for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC devices are available
  • This edition features new apps that are faster, more accurate, and work with newer devices

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 camera, along with the 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 or Android device, or a computer with a webcam, SOLIDWORKS files of the models used throughout the book are available for download. In addition, STL files are available 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 mobile and desktop apps called Visualization and EDG with AR. This software is designed to be used while you progress through the text. The Visualization and EDG with AR apps, in conjunction with the book, allow you to visualize the models described in the text in full 3D. Versions of Visualization and EDG with AR are available for both the Mac and PC operating systems, as well as Apple® iOS and Android® smartphones and tablets.

After you install the Visualization and EDG with AR 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
Getting Started Guide
Download File
103.75 KB
Windows Installer
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25.26 MB
Mac App
Download File
52.63 MB
STL Model Files
Download File
3.28 MB
Download File
9.61 MB

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

Product Details

Published June 21, 2019
386 Pages
Binding: Spiral Bound
Printing: One Color
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-269-3 | ISBN 10: 1630572691
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-543-5