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.