Engineering Graphics Essentials 4th Edition

Text and Video Instruction

Engineering Graphics Essentials 4th Ed. is specifically designed to be used in a one or two credit introduction to engineering graphics course. It gives students a basic understanding of how to create and read engineering drawings by presenting principles in a logical and easy to understand manner and by having students work through a series of exercises. It covers the main topics of engineering graphics as well as more advanced topics such as tolerancing and fasteners. Additionally, this text comes with a multimedia CD containing video exercises.

The text is designed to encourage students to interact with the instructor during lecture. It has many 'instructor led' and 'in class student' exercises that require student participation.

This book contains these types of exercises:

  1. Instructor led in-class exercises
    Students complete these exercises in class using information presented by the instructor using the provided PowerPoint CD.
  2. In-class student exercises
    These are exercises that students complete in class using the principles presented in the lecture.
  3. Video Exercises
    These exercises are found in the text and correspond to videos found on the multimedia CD. In the videos the author shows how to complete the exercise as well as other possible solutions and common mistakes to avoid.
  4. End of chapter problems
    These problems allow students to apply the principles presented in the book. All exercises are on perforated pages that can be handed in as assignments.
  5. Review Questions
    The review questions are meant to encourage students to recall and consider the content found in the text by having them formulate descriptive answers to these questions.
  6. Crossword Puzzle
    Each chapter features a short crossword puzzle that emphasizes important terms, phrases, concepts, and symbols found in the text.

About the Independent Learning CD

Engineering Graphics Essentials 4th Ed. comes with an Independent learning CD.  It allows the learner to go through the topics of the book independently.  The main media content of the CD is html (web pages).  It contains html pages that summarize the topics covered in the book.  Each page has voice over content that simulates a lecture environment.  There are also interactive examples that allow the learner to go through the Instructor led and In Class Student Exercise found in the book on their own.  Video examples are included to supplement the learning process.  If this book is being used independent and separate from a traditional classroom setting, there is a suggested curriculum including reading and problem assignments in the Preface.  The solutions to the assigned problems may be found on the CD.

Independent Learning CD Contents

CD Graphics Content:

  • Web-based summary pages with voice over lecture content
  • Interactive exercises
  • Video examples
  • Supplemental problem solutions

Link to SDC publishing

Table of Contents

  1. Orthographic Projection
  2. Dimensioning
  3. Sectioning
  4. Tolerancing
  5. Threads and Fasteners
  6. Assembly Drawings
  7. Pictorials

Errata Pages