FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN DRAFTING, Second Edition, provides a thorough introduction to contemporary drafting, covering essential technical and engineering drawing concepts and key professional applications. The author uses a highly practical, building-block approach to help you quickly develop the knowledge and skills you need to prepare working drawings for production. Coverage encompasses freehand sketching, instrument drawing, CAD, drafting conventions and formats, multiview, development, pictorial drawing procedures, geometric tolerancing practices, descriptive geometry, and more. Every chapter includes vibrant illustrations to complement the text, as well as hands-on exercises that encourage you to apply what you're learning. Now updated to reflect the latest trends and technology, the new Second Edition reflects current ASME standards to help you make a smooth transition from study and skill development to professional success.
Paul Ross Wallach received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Santa Barbara and did his graduate work at California State University, Los Angeles. He has acquired extensive experience in the drafting, designing, and construction phases of architecture and has taught architecture and engineering drawing for many years in Europe and California at the secondary and postsecondary levels. He currently focuses on technical writing and consulting.
Preface. 1. Introduction to Contemporary Drafting. 2. Drafting Equipment and Supplies. 3. Sketching and Lettering. 4. Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting Systems. 5. Drafting Room Design Teams. 6. Drafting Conventions and Formats. 7. Geometric Construction. 8. Multiview Drawings. 9. Dimensioning Conventions and Surface Finishes. 10. Tolerancing and Geometric Tolerancing. 11. Sectional Views. 12. Auxiliary Views and Revolutions. 13. Descriptive Geometry. 14. Development Drawings. 15. Pictorial Drawings. 16. Fasteners. 17. Green Design in Industry. 18. Working Drawings. 19. Welding Drawings. 20. Gears and Cams. 21. Piping Drawings. 22. Electronics Drafting. 23. Tool Design Drafting. 24. Architectural Drafting. Appendix A: Tables. Appendix B: Abbreviations. Glossary. Index.