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Engineering Design Communications: Conveying Design Through Graphics, 2nd Edition

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For courses in engineering graphics with an emphasis on 3D modeling; beginning engineering design courses that include graphics topics; 3D Modeling courses in Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering Design Communication: Conveying Design Through Graphics, Second Edition, offers a new approach to the traditional engineering graphics course. This text is designed for students who are learning to use graphics, especially 3D modeling, as a tool for engineering design. The text takes a streamlined approach, emphasizing the how and why of 2D sketching, reading and visualizing objects from 2D views, and creating 3D models that will function as the design database. Case studies and industry examples illustrate ways that these skills support practicing engineers in their work. Students will learn to develop models that capture the design intent for a product or system, update properly when changes are made, and serve the many purposes associated with their role as the design database. Practical tips and step-by-step instruction support the hands-on nature of the course. The text is designed to be used with any modeling package, but it can be bundled with the SolidWorks Student Design Kit (and the authors point out specific SolidWorks tutorials that coordinate well with the chapters).. A reverse engineering project is continued through the text. Hallmark Features:

Presents sketching and modeling techniques—in the context of the design process.

  • Organization more closely reflects industry practice.
  • Students 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 design—as they would on a project.
  • Gives students 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, analysis and prototyping, that presents additional considerations for creating a useful design database and prepares students for later coursework.
  • Because many students lack an understanding of basic manufacturing processes, a chapter is available on the web to present an overview of these processes. This chapter helps students focus on key questions to be asked and answered before a design is ready for manufacture.
  • Two additional web chapters present topics in drawing and data management and animation. Having these topics on the web helps make the book shorter and affordable, while still providing this important content.

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.
  • Students learn to use a full range of drawing views and projections in their sketches in early chapters.
  • Actual sketches used as illustrations allow students to compare their efforts with other sketches, not instrument or CAD drawings.
  • Encourages students to keep a notebook of sketches by showing how practicing engineers use sketching.

Emphasizes 3D solid, parametric, constraint-based modeling software—as a means to building a design database.

  • Presents the big picture of the many uses of the CAD database.
  • Anchoring modeling techniques in the context of design helps students build an understanding of design intent as they learn to model.
  • Aids students in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the software they are learning to use in lab by providing a comparison of modeling methods.
  • Encourages students to think about the broader context for their models so they plan for flexibility, downstream applications, and manufacture as they are learning to model.
  • Motivates students to practice building design intent into their models by showing how it makes model useful over the life of the project.

Fosters a real-world approach–to engineering communication.

  • Uses industry cases that profile practice in major corporations.
  • Reinforces key topics by showing students how a practicing engineer applies them.
  • Presents specific instances of general principles presented in the text, giving students a clear idea of the contemporary software tools and techniques used to create design.
  • Shows how design goals influence the way models are made.

Presents a wide variety of software and presentation tools—that an engineer will use to help visualize design.

  • Gives students a true foundation in graphic communication and the nature of visual information.
  • Prepares students 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 students can use it effectively in future studies and in the workplace—e.g., when to sketch and when to model—and when to use a different medium.
  • Prepares students to evaluate and adopt new graphics tools as they are developed.

Description

  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 576
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-705714-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705714-6

Engineering Design Communication: Conveying Design Through Graphics, Second Edition, offers a new approach to the traditional engineering graphics course. This text is designed for students who are learning to use graphics, especially 3D modeling, as a tool for engineering design. The text takes a streamlined approach, emphasizing the how and why of 2D sketching, reading and visualizing objects from 2D views, and creating 3D models that will function as the design database. Case studies and industry examples illustrate ways that these skills support practicing engineers in their work. Students will learn to develop models that capture the design intent for a product or system, update properly when changes are made, and serve the many purposes associated with their role as the design database. Practical tips and step-by-step instruction support the hands-on nature of the course. The text is designed to be used with any modeling package, but it can be bundled with the SolidWorks Student Design Kit (and the authors point out specific SolidWorks tutorials that coordinate well with the chapters).. A reverse engineering project is continued through the text.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER One Graphics and the Design Process

CHAPTER Two Ideation and Visualization

CHAPTER Three Multiview Sketching

CHAPTER Four Using Geometry for Modeling and Design

CHAPTER Five Modeling and Refinement

CHAPTER Six Constraint-Based Modeling
CHAPTER Seven Modeling for Manufacture and Assembly

CHAPTER Eight Using the Model for Analysis and Prototyping

CHAPTER Nine DocumentAtionDrawings

CHAPTER Ten Tolerance

[Web only]

Chapter 11  Implementation 

Chapter 12  Drawing Control And Data Management 

Chapter 13  Animation And Presentation Graphics

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