Fundamentals of Modern Drafting

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New from Delmar Learning, Fundamentals of Modern Drafting exposes readers to the world of contemporary drafting, offering a direct route to understanding and applying basic technical and engineering drawing concepts such as sketching and lettering guidelines, drafting conventions and formats, multiview, development, and pictorial drawing procedures, geometric tolerancing practices, and more! The author's skill-based, building-block approach uses freehand sketching, instrument drawing, and introductory CAD skills to introduce readers, in logical progression, to 100% of the drafting fundamentals they need to successfully prepare finished working drawings for production. Exercises in every chapter of this heavily illustrated yet cost-effective book progress from simple to complex propelling readers to new hands-on skills while promoting creativity. In-depth discussion of the design process, use of current ASME 14.5M-1994 standards, and links from manual drafting exercises in the text to CADD exercises in the companion Workbook provide optimal preparation for today's workplace. Coverage of descriptive geometry is also included, paving the way for readers who want to pursue further study of more advanced engineering design graphics principles and techniques.

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Paul Ross Wallach received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Santa Barbara and did his graduate work at California State University, Los Angeles. He has acquired extensive experience in the drafting, designing, and construction phases of architecture and has taught architecture and engineering drawing for many years in Europe and California at the secondary and postsecondary levels. He currently focuses on technical writing and consulting.

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Preface Chapter 1: Introduction to Contemporary Drafting Chapter 2: Drafting Equipment and Supplies Chapter 3: Sketching and Lettering Chapter 4: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting Systems Chapter 5: The Design & Manufacturing Process Chapter 6: Drafting Conventions and Forms Chapter 7: Geometric Construction Chapter 8: Multiview Drawings Chapter 9: Dimensioning Conventions and Surface Finishes Chapter 10: Tolerancing and Geometric Tolerancing Chapter 11: Sectional Views Chapter 12: Auxiliary Views and Revolutions Chapter 13: Descriptive Geometry Chapter 14: Development Drawings Chapter 15: Pictorial Drawings Chapter 16: Fasteners Chapter 17: Drafting Procedures and Storage Systems Chapter 18: Working Drawings Chapter 19: Welding Drawings Chapter 20: Gears and Cams Chapter 21: Piping Drawing Chapter 22: Electronics Drafting Chapter 23: Tool Design Drafting Chapter 24: Architectural Drafting Appendix A: Tables Appendix B: Abbreviations Glossary Index

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