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.
- Presents sketching and modeling techniques in the context of the design processOrganization more closely reflects industry practice.
- Users first learn to sketch their ideas, to transform 2D sketches into 3D models, to refine the models and use them for analysis, and finally to use the models to document the designas they would on a project.
- Gives the user a strong framework for understanding why they should learn to sketch, when it is appropriate to use different kinds of models, and what they need to discover in order to prepare a model for manufacture.
- Includes a chapter on exporting and using the model data for downstream applications, including rapid prototypes, that presents additional considerations for creating a useful design database.
- Emphasizes sketching and visualization techniques throughout the text"Designer's Notebook" feature highlights the use of sketching in the context of industrial practice.
- Reinforces the role of sketching in each chapter/through the entire design process.
- Users learn to use a full range of drawing views and projections in their sketches in early chapters.
- Actual sketches used as illustrations allow the reader to compare their efforts with other sketches, not instrument or CAD drawings.
- Encourages users to keep a notebook of sketches by showing how practicing engineers use sketching.
- Emphasizes solid and parametric modeling software as a means to building a design databasePresents the big picture of the many uses of the CAD database.
- Anchoring modeling techniques in the context of design helps users build an understanding of design intent as they learn to model.
- Aids users in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the software they are learning to use in lab by providing a comparison of modeling methods.
- Encourages the reader to think about the broader context for their models so they plan for flexibility, downstream applications, and manufacture as they are learning to model.
- Fosters a real-world approach to engineering communicationThrough the use of industry cases that profile practice in major corporation.
- Present specific instances of general principles presented in the text, giving users a clear idea of the contemporary software tools and techniques used to create design.
- Show how design goals influence the way models are made.
- Presents a wide variety of software and presentation toolsThat an engineer will use to help visualize design.
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.