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Drafting and Design Technology (NEW)

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Computer Aided Design

Computer aided design (CAD) applies computer-assisted methodologies to model 3-D products, perform geometrical shape design, generate industrial or graphic drawings, and make engineering documentation. In this book, the authors present current research in CAD technology, types and general applications. Topics discussed in this compilation include computer aided thermal module design; virtual manufacturing technology; application of feature recognition in uniform and adaptive slicing for rapid prototyping and tooling processes; and computer-aided design based on the function-behaviour-structure (FBS) ontology.

Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation

The aim of this special volume was to facilitate the exchange of information concerning the best practices for CAD, CAM, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, etc. It provided the opportunity for engineers and scientists in academia, industry, and government to address the most innovative research and developments, including technical challenges, social and economic issues, and to discuss ideas, results, work-in-progress and experience touching all aspects of Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation.

Autodesk Autocad 2013 Practical 3D Drafting and Design

This book is written in a practical and friendly style with practical tutorials, exercises, and detailed images which will help you master the third dimension. This book is intended for everyone who wants to create accurate 3D models in AutoCAD, like architecture, engineering, or design professionals, and students. Only basic understanding of 2D AutoCAD is needed.

Handbook of Computer Aided Geometric Design

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the fields Geometric Modeling, Computer-Aided Design, and Scientific Visualization, or Computer-Aided Geometric Design. Leading international experts have contributed, thus creating a one-of-a-kind collection of authoritative articles. There are chapters outlining basic theory in tutorial style, as well as application-oriented articles. Aspects which are covered include: Historical outline Curve and surface methods Scientific Visualization Implicit methods Reverse engineering. This book is meant to be a reference text for researchers in the field as well as an introduction to graduate students wishing to get some exposure to this subject.

Introductory Engineering Graphics

Introductory Engineering Graphics concentrates on the main concepts and principles of technical graphics. The chapters and topics are organized in a sequence that makes learning a gradual transition from one level to another. However, each chapter is presented in a self-contained manner and may be studied separately. Chapter 1 discusses guidelines for drafting and Chapter 2 presents the principles and techniques for creating standard multiview drawings. Chapter 3 discusses auxiliary view creation, whereas Chapter 4 focuses on section view creation. Basic dimensioning is covered in Chapter 5. Isometric pictorials are presented in Chapter 6. Working drawings are covered in Chapter 7 and the Appendices provide introductory discussions about screw fasteners, general and geometric tolerancing, and surface quality and symbols. The book is designed as a material for instruction and study for students and instructors of engineering, engineering technology, and design technology. It should be useful to technical consultants, design project managers, CDD managers, design supervisors, design engineers, and everyone interested in learning the fundamentals of design drafting. The book is in accord with current standards of American National Standards Institute/American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ANSI/ASME). Its principal goal is meeting the needs of first- and second-year students in engineering, engineering technology, design technology, and related disciplines.

Fundamental of Technical Graphics

Fundamentals of Technical Graphics concentrates on the main concepts and principles of technical graphics. The book is divided into two volumes: volume one contains chapters one to five, whereas volume two comprises of chapters six to ten. Volume one covers the topics of drafting guidelines, free hand sketching, computer design drafting (CDD) systems, geometric and shape construction, and standard multiview drawing creation. Volume two treats the topics of auxiliary views, section views, basic dimensioning, isometric drawings, and working drawings. The appendices provide introductory discussions about screw fasteners, general and geometric tolerancing, and surface quality and symbols. The book is written with current drafting standards of American National Standards Institute/American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ANSI/ASME) in mind. The style is plain and discussions are straight to the point. Its principle goal is meeting the needs of first- and second-year students in engineering, engineering technology, design technology, and related disciplines.

Drafting for the Theatre

In this newly revised second edition, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, illustrations, worksheets, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work. By incorporating the foundational principles of both hand- and computer-drafting approaches throughout the entire book, the authors illustrate how to create clear and detailed drawings that advance the production process.  Early chapters focus on the basics of geometric constructions, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, lettering, and dimensioning. Later chapters discuss real-life applications of production drawing and ancillary skills such as time and material estimation and shop-drawing nomenclature. Two chapters detail a series of design and shop drawings required to mount a specific design project, providing a guided path through both phases of the design/construction process. Most chapters conclude with one or more worksheets or problems that provide readers with an opportunity to test their understanding of the material presented.  The authors' discussion of universal CAD principles throughout the manuscript provides a valuable foundation that can be used in any computer-based design, regardless of the software. Dorn and Shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques.  Drafting for the Theatre, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, techniques, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, design, and shop drawings. It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information. It is structured to support a college-level course in drafting, but will also serve as a handy reference for the working theatre professional.

Contemporary Design and Manufacturing Technology

The special topic volume communicates the latest progress and research results of new theory, new technology, method, equipment and so on in Engineering Technology, and to grasp the updated technological and research trends in internationally. The major topics covered by the special volumes include Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Control, Automation and Detection Systems, Advanced Design Technology, Optimization and Modeling.

Landscape Architectural Design and Construction Technology

Focuses on the analysis of design ideas related to landscape architecture and the construction behind such projects so that readers can apply them to their work. Good design means the integration of appropriate construction techniques and the existing related knowledge and technology. Landscape architecture reflects its concepts and construction of that time. The writer, therefore, explains these concepts by comparing projects from different periods.