Interpreting Engineering Drawings
Designed to provide a complete and customized learning experience for each reader, this edition of our popular Interpreting Engineering Drawings book now features expanded units on "Drawings for Numerical Control" and "Manufacturing Materials." The first section acquaints readers with topics that are universally applicable to the interpretation of all mechanical/industrial drawings, such as: drawing standards, abbreviations, basic rules for dimensioning, reading and measuring with US inch and SI metric scales, plus different types of sectional views. Subsequent units enable readers to gain valuable experience interpreting more specialized engineering drawings, including pipe drawings, structural steel shapes, welds, gear trains, and more. Hands-on assignments at the end of each short, concise unit offer opportunities to put new knowledge into practice, enabling readers to gain confidence as they develop their print reading skills.