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Engineering Design Communication: Conveying Design Through Graphics
Synopses & Reviews
The emphasis of the book reflects the changes that many institutions are incorporating, including the importance of sketching, 3D solid modeling, and the use of design databases throughout the engineering process.
Book News Annotation:
Suitable for a foundation course in engineering graphics, this text reflects many of the changes that schools are making to their graphics courses, including the importance of sketching, incorporating the coverage of design necessary for effective modeling, and the use of the 3D solid model as a design database that may be used throughout the engineering design process. The first chapter introduces students to the process of design, then uses the design process as an organizing framework for the rest of the book.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Engineering Design Communication is a new approach to the traditional engineering graphics course. The emphasis in the text reflects the changes that many schools are making to their graphics courses including the importance of sketching, 3D solid modeling, and the use of design databases throughout the engineering process. This text encourages readers to think about the broader context for their models so they plan for flexibility, downstream applications, and manufacture as they are learning to model. Gives readers a true foundation in graphic communication and the nature of visual information. Emphasizes sketching and visualization techniques throughout the text. Emphasizes solid and parametric modeling software as a means to building a design database. Fosters a real-world approach to engineering communication through the use of industry cases that profile practice in major corporation. Show how design goals influence the way models are made. Presents a wide variety of software and presentation tools. Prepares readers for the concurrent engineering environment where they must present ideas and work with non-technical personnel. Illustrates each technique with real examples of how it may be used so that readers can use it effectively in future studies and in the workplace. Prepares readers to evaluate and adopt new graphics tools as they are developed. Tutorial guides teach readers how to use a variety of solid and parametric modeling packages from a proven step-by-step approach used in other Lockhart tutorial guides. Step-by-step guides follow the organization of the text. For anyone interested in engineering graphics.
About the Author
Cindy Johnson is a writer and editor who has directed the development of software-based learning tools since 1982. In 1992, she developed the first Student Edition of AutoCAD Release 10, and since then has developed tutorial guides for Releases 11, through 14, AutoCAD Designer and Mechanical Desktop. With over 20 years of publishing experience and five years of involvement with the engineering graphics course, she has a clear vision of the course goals and the pedagogical challenges it presents.
Table of Contents
1. Engineering Graphics and the Design Process.
2. Ideation and Visualization.
3. Pictorial Sketching for Design Visualization.
4. Multiview Sketching.
5. Using Geometry for Modeling and Design.
6. Modeling for Refinement.
7. Parametric Modeling and Design.
8. Modeling for Manufacture and Assembly.
9. Drawing Control and Data Management.
10. Using the Model for Analysis and Prototyping.
12. Documentation Graphics.
13. Animation and Presentation Graphics.
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