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Overview

INTERPRETING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, 8th EDITIONoffers comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that shows users how to create professional-quality engineering drawings that can be interpreted with precision in today's technology-based industries. This flexible, user-friendly textbook offers unsurpassed coverage of the theory and practical applications that students need to communicate technical concepts in an international marketplace. All material is developed around the latest ASME drawing standards, helping readers keep pace with the dynamic changes in the field of engineering graphics.

Ted Branoff, North Carolina State University

Ted Branoff has been involved in engineering graphics education at North Carolina State University since 1986. Prior to that he worked with Measurements Group creating printed circuit board layouts and with Siemens Energy and Automation creating mechanical specifications for switchgear. He has taught courses in introductory engineering graphics, computer-aided design, descriptive geometry, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and instructional design. In addition he has conducted CAD and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing workshops for both high school teachers and local industry. He is currently the undergraduate program coordinator for the Technology, Engineering & Design Education Program, which prepares teachers for middle schools and high schools. He is also the current president of the International Society for Geometry and Graphics (2009-2012).
  • New Author North Carolina State University ProfessorTed Branoff's experience brought to each chapter.
  • All drawings and illustrations conform to the latest ASME drawing standards.
  • Expanded sketching practice throughout the textbook prepares students for more efficient and successful computer-aided drawing techniques
  • New materials related to extracting 2D documentation from 3D models.
  • Revised material on geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Complete Instructor's Manual packaged on CD for faster access to review tests and solutions, assignment solutions, test generator, PowerPoint presentations, and other teaching materials.
  • Extensive sketching techniques for communicating technical information aid readers transition from board drafting to CAD.
  • Assignments and Internet resource listings broaden and reinforce basic concepts.
  • Carefully-developed color illustrations provide a clear understanding of the material.
  • Test questions and answers are provided in each unit of the textbook.
Unit 1: Introduction: Line Types and Sketching.
Unit 2: Lettering and Title Blocks.
Unit 3: Basic Geometry: Circles and Arcs.
Unit 4: Working Drawings and Projection Theory.
Unit 5: Introduction to Dimensioning.
Unit 6: Inclined Surfaces.
Unit 7: Pictorial Sketching.
Unit 8: Machining Symbols and Revision Blocks.
Unit 9: Chamfers, Undercuts, Tapers and Knurls.
Unit 10: Sectional Views.
Unit 11: One-and-Two-View Drawings.
Unit 12: Surface Texture.
Unit 13: Introduction to Conventional Tolerancing.
Unit 14: Inch Fits.
Unit 15: Metric Fits.
Unit 16: Threads and Fasteners.
Unit 17: Oblique Surfaces.
Unit 18: Auxiliary Views.
Unit 19: Sheet Metal Drawings.
Unit 20: Selection and Arrangement of Views.
Unit 21: Piping Drawings.
Unit 22: Bearings.
Unit 23: Manufacturing Materials.
Unit 24: Casting Processes.
Unit 25: Violating True Projection: Conventional Practices.
Unit 26: Pin Fasteners.
Unit 27: Drawings for Numerical Control.
Unit 28: Assembly Drawings.
Unit 29: Structural Steel.
Unit 30: Welding Drawings.
Unit 31: Groove Welds.
Unit 32: Other Basic Welds.
Unit 33: Spur Gears.
Unit 34: Bevel Gears and Gear Trains.
Unit 35: CAMs.
Unit 36: Bearings and Clutches.
Unit 37: Ratchet Wheels.
Unit 38: Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.
Units 38 through approximately 48 will cover GD&T.

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