Best Drafting & Mechanical Drawing Books
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1. 507 Mechanical Movements
Author: by Henry T. Brown
Martino Fine Books
2013 Reprint of 1908 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This title illustrates the most important mechanical movements in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing, presses, horology, and miscellaneous machinery ; and including many movements never previously published, and several which had only recently come into use as of 1868, the first date of publication for this classic title.
This 1868 compendium of ingenious mechanisms employs simple drawings to explain 507 of the small components that constitute complex machinery. Left-hand pages feature illustrations, and facing pages offer brief descriptions of their use and operation. Ranging from simple to complex, the mechanisms include cranks, pulleys, drills, wheels, and screws.
2. How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer
Author: by Adrian Newey
‘Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.’ Damon HillThe world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.
How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian’s unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he’s been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian’s thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays.
From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster.
3. SketchUp For Dummies
Author: by Bill Fane
The first step in making your ideas a reality SketchUp offers a vast array of tools that help you get your building, woodworking, and design plans out of your head and into a real model. Even if you’ve never dabbled in the software, SketchUp All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy to get started as quickly as the ideas pop into your head!
Providing real-world insight from top SketchUp insiders, these six-books-in-one teach you how to tackle the basics of the program and apply those skills to real-world projects. You’ll discover the basics of modeling as they apply to either free or paid versions of SketchUp before diving into creating models to use for making objects, constructing buildings, or redesigning interiors.
Navigate the SketchUp product mix Get familiar with the basics of modeling View and share your models Make your architecture, interior design, and woodworking dreams a reality You have tons of great ideasand now you can harness this powerful software to bring them to life.
4. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
Author: by Henry Petroski
Vintage (March 31, 1992)
How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s – the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940?
How did an oversized waterlily inspire the magnificent Crystal Palace, the crowning achievement of Victorian architecture and engineering? These are some of the failures and successes that Henry Petroski, author of the acclaimed The Pencil, examines in this engaging, wonderfully literate book.
More than a series of fascinating case studies, To Engineer is Human is a work that looks at our deepest notions of progress and perfection, tracing the fine connection between the quantifiable realm of science and the chaotic realities of everyday life.
5. DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference (DEWALT Series)
Author: by Paul Rosenberg
Covering a multitude of trade industries, the DEWALT Blueprint Reading Professional Reference gives plumbers, carpenters, roofers, electricians, flooring installers, and others access to valuable information. Readers will learn how to read and understand blueprints, sections, elevations, schedules, site plans, architectural plans, structural plans, plumbing plans, HVAC & mechanical plans, electrical plans, and more.
A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations is also included for those on-the-job situations when a quick refresher is a must! Reference tool for: – plumbers – carpenters – roofers – electricians – flooring installers – HVAC technicians – MRO staff – any other trade professionals Illustrated with real blueprint sections and symbols broken down by the specific trades
6. GD&T: Application and Interpretation
Author: by Bruce A. Wilson
GD&T: Application and Interpretation, based on the ASME Y14. 5-2018 Dimensioning and Tolerancing standard, is targeted to programs that require a study of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing as related to design, manufacturing, or inspection. This highly illustrated text contains topics ranging from the fundamentals of dimensioning to the extended principles of tolerance application and interpretation.
Tolerance application and interpretation explanations are included for all of the categories of tolerances in the ASME Y14.5 standard. GD&T: Application and Interpretation covers interpretation of topics in the Y14. 5 standard, as well as practical applications of GD&T and the benefits of using GD&T in product documentation.
7. Blueprint Reading for Welders, Spiral bound Version
Author: by A.E. Bennett
This hands-on, reader-friendly guide provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of welding symbols and their application to welding prints and practices. BLUEPRINT READING FOR WELDERS, Ninth Edition, uses step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to interpret a wide range of working documents, from simple sketches to the most complex blueprints.
The text covers auxiliary views, detail views, projections, sections, and detail and assembly drawings. Now updated and expanded, the new Ninth Edition features the latest AWS symbols and terms along with the ISO welding symbols,, current specifications and dimensioning practices, relevant industry developments, and cutting-edge information to support your professional success in this dynamic field.
8. Hammer's Blueprint Reading Basics
Author: by Charles Gillis
Industrial Press, Inc.
Overview Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned. With this historic revision, new author Charles Gillis has updated the entire package, replacing ALL figures with CAD-generated artwork, adding new illustrations, representing metric drawing practices alongside English, and including content from drawing standards such as Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Engineering Drawing Practices, Welding Symbols, Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Surface Texture, Undimensioned Drawings, and Types and Applications of Engineering Drawings, among others.
Material has been rearranged for better presentation and an improved reader experience. Chapters on views, dimensions, surface finish, threads, and gears have been expanded, while new material on splines and cam prints has been added. Brand new chapters covering welding symbols and welded parts, sheet metal parts, and cast, forged, and molded plastic parts will be of particular interest to readers working with these processes.
9. Print Reading for Industry
Author: by Walter C. Brown
Print Reading for Industry is a combination text and write-in workbook designed to assist students in reading and understanding industrial prints. This text starts with the basics of print reading and progresses to advanced topics. It presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, providing the necessary information and guidance to read the language of industry.
Print Reading for Industry includes authentic industrial prints for hands-on learning. Bonus print reading exercises related to the oversized prints in the Large Prints Packet provide additional real-life print reading experiences. Table of ContentsIntroduction to Drafting and Print Reading Procedures1.
Prints: The Language of Industry2. Line Conventions and Lettering3. Title Blocks and Part ListsFundamentals of Shape Description4. Geometric Terms and Construction5. Multiview Drawings6.Section Views7.Auxiliary Views8. Screw Thread RepresentationFundamentals of Size Description and Annotations9.Dimensioning10.Tolerancing11. Machining Specifications and Drawing Notes12.
11. Sketchbook: 100+ Blank Pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, Sketch Pad for Drawing, Doodling, Writing or Sketching
Author: by Happy Books Hub
Sketch, draw, paint, unleash your creativity with this artistic gift! This sketchbook has 100+ blank pages. Good Quality white paper.Size 8. 5 x11 (extra large). Soft cover (Matte finish). You can use this book to sketch, doodle, draw or write. It is a great gift for kids, tweens, teens, girls or boys, and anyone with creative aptitude.
They can really have fun no matter how they choose to use it as a daily journal, a doodle diary, a simple blank paged notebook or as a drawing pad for their art classes. Now you have the perfect, easy gift for your artistic daughter.
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12. Fundamentals of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Author: by Alex Krulikowski
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING 3E is a unique book that meets the needs of readers studying industrial technology, CAD, engineering technology, or manufacturing technology. This book clearly organizes geometric dimensioning and tolerancing fundamentals into small, logical units for step-by-step understanding.
Measurable performance objectives help readers assess their progress. Discussion questions promote interaction and higher-order thinking, and practice problems ensure thorough understanding of the concepts presented. FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING 3E defines and fully encompasses the revised ANSI/ASME Y14.
5M-2009 to keep readers current on these important industry standards. This book is cited by top industry professionals as meeting the highest GD&T “standards”!
13. Architectural Drafting and Design
Author: by Alan Jefferis
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, Seventh Edition, is the definitive text for beginning, intermediate, or advanced architectural CAD operators. This full-color, comprehensive edition covers the basics of residential design while exploring numerous types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the design process.
The Seventh Edition is up-to-date with content based on the most recent editions of relevant codes, including the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), and the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC).
The text opens with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic construction materials, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are also covered.
14. Building Construction Illustrated
Author: by Francis D. K. Ching
John Wiley & Sons
The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K.
Ching’s signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions.
Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. Llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.
15. Blueprint Reading for the Machine Trades
Author: by Russell R. Schultz
This practical workbook systematically teaches the crucial skills that manufacturing trades students need to accurately read and correctly interpret blueprints. Students master each new concept through immediate hands-on problem-solving. No prior blueprint reading knowledge is required, and no materials are required beyond a pencil and eraser.
BLUEPRINT READING FOR MACHINE TRADES, 7/e begins with the absolute basics, then progresses to visualization, and finally, to multiview drawings. Diverse questions are provided to stimulate interest, including short answer, multiple choice, true/false, and sketching. The book has proven itself in both classroom and industrial settings, and has also been widely used for self-teaching.
This edition reflects the latest industry standards, including ASME Y14. 5-2009 and CAN3-B78.1-M83.
16. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Author: by David A. Madsen
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing provides thorough coverage of GD&T practices, as established by the ASME Y14.52009 standard. From understanding symbols on existing drawings to calculating the tolerances for proper size and location of features, topics are introduced in a methodical manner to establish an understanding of basic concepts before building to more advanced applications.
Heavily illustrated, the use of the second color enhances learning by highlighting callouts and labels separately from the symbols and text of each drawing. The textbook discusses the interpretation of GD&T symbology and proper representation on drawings. Included in the textbook are Chapter Tests, Print Reading Exercises, Drafting Problems, and a comprehensive Final Exam.
Instructor’s resources include answer keys, lesson plans, Final Exam and Drawing Problem solutions, visual masters, and course syllabi.