Technical Drawing

Technical Drawing

by Frederick E. Giesecke

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This authoritative book provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Technical Drawing and provides instruction to help users create 2D drawings by hand or by using Computer-Aided Drafting. This book offers the best coverage of basic graphics principles and an unmatched set of fully machinable working drawings. For professions that utilize the skills of engineering graphics/technical drawing and drafting/technical sketching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780558159894
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Over the last sixty years, Technical Drawing has taught well over a million students the practices and techniques of graphical communication. Both instructors and their students have come to depend on this text as the authority on the subject, and most students have used this book as a professional reference long after they have finished taking this course. Why has this book been so successful? First, the main goal of the text has always been to explain each principle so clearly that the student is certain to understand it, and to make the text interesting enough to encourage all students to read and study on their own. Second, this book has also had what are unquestionably the best, most detailed, and accurate set of drawings on the market. A student skilled with this book's drawings will have a full repertoire of graphical skills in his or her hands. Lastly, Technical Drawing continually has sought to address the new technologies and the skills that constantly change this field. By doing so, this text prepares students to enter the marketplace and face the challenges of a rapidly changing playing field. THE TWELFTH EDITION

The Twelfth Edition of Technical Drawing continues to offer the best coverage of basic graphics principles available. Edition after edition, this text serves as the authoritative source on the subject. With this new version, we have acted upon the requests of over 10 reviewers and 75 survey respondents to improve certain aspects of the book while preserving its core presentation. In particular, this new volume features:

  • Over 75 new screen captures and illustrationsreflecting new graphics technologies. All art has also been accuracy checked thoroughly by Professor Gerald Bacza of Fairmont State College.
  • New 4-color insert—this insert presents 14 key figures from the text in 4-color format, including key, classic "Giesecke" instructional figures.
  • Major revisions and additions to introduction to CAD—Chapter 2, Manufacturing Design and Processes-Chapter 10, Design and Working Drawings-Chapter 14, and Drawing Reproduction, Control, and the Internet-Chapter 15.
  • Seven new Graphics Spotlight boxes on topics such as Solid Modeling, Virtual Reality, Factory Modeling, Electric Car Design, and the innovative Segway Human Transporter.
  • 50 new end-of-chapter drawing problems featuring parts that come from a variety of industries. New and improved text layout and design.
  • Updated website Updated to contain
  • Over 35 large format, Flash and Windows Media Player animations of concepts keyed to sections/ figures in the text.
  • Self-grading concept questions: T or F, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions for each chapter.
  • Essay review questions: answer questions from the text on-line and email to an instructor.
  • Reference chapters on graphs, alignment charts, empirical equations, and graphical math6matics, glossary of terms, chapter summaries and objectives.
  • Links: a robust links section on CAD and technical drawing.
  • PowerPoint PDF files of art from the text.
  • eDrawings: a new solid modeling technology that lets you view, rotate, and annotate solid models without any special software.
  • Instructor's Manual and Testbank: This manual by Tom Kane of Pueblo Community College includes answers to end-of-chapter problems, chapter worksheets, teaching outlines, and other tools designed to aid in class preparation. It now also contains a 400-question concept testbank keyed, chapter-by-chapter, to the book.
  • Instructor's CD-ROM: This CD contains many electronic resources for your class including:
    1. PowerPoint slides of key text figures and PDF files of all art from the text.
    2. 37 animations produced in Flash and Windows Media player for use in your course.
    3. Answers to key drawing problems in dwg format.
    4. Electronic versions of the Instructor's Manual and Testbank. Examples of new eDrawings technology that let's you manipulate solid models on line without having any complicated software on your machine.
  • Website: This website contains a new and even easier to use syllabus builder technology that lets you create and manage an on-line syllabus for your course. Just follow the simple on-line instructions. It also contains:
  • over 35 large format, Flash arid Windows Media Player animations of concepts keyed to sections/ figures in the text;
  • self-grading concept questions-T or F, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions for each chapter;
  • essay preview questions;
  • answer questions from the text on-line and email to an instructor;
  • reference chapters on graphs, alignment charts, empirical equations and graphical mathematics;
  • glossary of terms;
  • chapter summaries and objectives;
  • links—a robust links section on CAD and technical drawing;
  • PowerPoint PDF files of art from the text;
  • eDrawings—a new solid modeling technology that lets you view, rotate, and annotate solid models without any special software.

Three workbooks with additional problems are available. These workbooks are fully class tested for effectiveness and relevance to the course. They range from having traditional to more modern approaches.

  • Engineering Drawing, Problem Series 1 (ISBN: 013-658536-1): Contains traditional, mechanical workbook problems.
  • Engineering Drawing, Problem Series 2 (ISBN: 013-658881-6): Contains traditional problems with an emphasis on engineering concepts.
  • NEW 3rd Edition Engineering Drawing, Problem Series 3 with CD (ISBN: 0-13-111160-4): The new edition of this workbook by Paige Davis and Karen Juneau of the Louisiana State University, contains more modern drawing problems as well as a CD with a disk of starter CAD files. Make sure you preview this supplement for your class.

A free collection of articles excerpted from The New York Times covers areas of interest to first year engineers and engineering drafting/design students. Contact your Prentice Hall sales representative for a free supply. BUNDLES

To make the cost of purchasing several books for one course more manageable for students. Prentice Hall offers discounts when you purchase this book with several other Prentice Hall textbooks. Discounts range from up to 20% off the price of the two books purchased separately. At press time, you may bundle this text at a discount with titles such as Discovering AutoCAD 2002 by Dix/Riley: AutoCAD 2002: One Step at a Time, and 3D AutoCAD 2002: One Step at a Time by Timothy Sean Sykes, and AutoCAD for Architecture by Tuna Saka. Users of other packages like SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, or I-DEAS may bundle with books by Richard Lueptow, Robert Rizza, or Sheryl Sorby. To request specific bundling information, as well as to get isbns or prices, either contact your local Prentice Hall sales representative, or email: Make sure to visit the CAD/Graphics Section of to learn about all Prentice Hall offerings. For the name and number of your sales rep, please contact Prentice Hall Faculty Services at 1-800-5260485.

Table of Contents

  1. The Worldwide Graphic Language for Design
  2. Layouts and Lettering
  3. Technical Sketching
  4. Orthographic Projection
  5. 2D Drawing Representation
  6. Sectional Views
  7. Auxiliary Views
  8. Manufacturing Processes
  9. Dimensioning
  10. Tolerance
  11. Thread and Fasteners
  12. Working Drawings
  13. Drawing Management
  14. Axonometric Drawings
  15. Oblique Projections
  16. Perspective Drawings
  17. Gears and Cams
  18. Electronic Diagrams
  19. Structural Drawings
  20. Landform Drawings
  21. Piping Drawings
  22. Welding Drawings

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