Manual of Engineering Drawing
Authors : Colin H. Simmons and Dennis E. Maguire
Year : 2004
The general trend in Engineering Design had been that the designer who was responsible for the conception and design of a particular product generally specified other aspects of the manufacturing process.
Geometrical constructions are a necessary part of engineering design and analysis and examples of two and three-dimensional geometry are provided. Practice is invaluable, not only as a means of understanding principles, but in developing the ability to visualize shape and form in three dimensions with a high degree of fluency. It is sometimes forgotten that not only does a draughtsman produce original drawings but is also required to read and absorb the content of drawings he receives without ambiguity.
The section on engineering diagrams is included to stimulate and broaden technological interest, further study, and be of value to students engaged on project work. Readers are invited to redraw a selection of the examples given for experience, also to appreciate the necessity for the insertion and meaning of every line. Extra examples with solutions are available in Engineering Drawing From First Principles using AutoCAD.