Introduction to Electrical Mechanical Drafting with CAD / Edition 1

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This unique book combines coverage of both mechanical and electrical drafting. The book combines coverage of both basic mechanical/manual drafting techniques and electrical drafting techniques in a single volume. The book introduces AutoCAD Release 13 commands, both DOS and Windows, in the electrical/electronic portion of the book. It presents electronic component outlines, symbols, schematics and printed circuit board techniques. Every chapter includes exercises and projects. Appropriate for readers interested in Drafting, Electrical Drafting, Drawing and Sketching.

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An introductory text to mechanical and electrical drafting integrating computer aided drafting (CAD) into its discussions of basic techniques. Bethune (Boston U.) has compiled three of his textbooks to systematically define graphic communication through charts and graphs drawing, illustrating basic geometric construction techniques and multiview projections as well as dimensioning. The step-by-step instructions are augmented by discussions of CAD software packages and commands from AutoCAD, leading to an introduction of electrical and electronic drawings and schematics that can be produced manually or with the computer. Includes numerous illustrations and practice problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132135399
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 422
  • Sales rank: 571,456
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Communication and Instrumentation.

Graphics Language. Types of Drawings. Drafting Standards. Definitions. Projections. Instrumentation. Objectives of Drafting.

2. Charts, Graphs and Curves.

Pie Charts. Bar Charts. Curve Plotting.

3. Basic Techniques for Drawing Lines and Letters.

Alphabet of Lines. Methodology of Drawing Lines. Techniques of Lettering. Uniformity and Stability. Guide Lines and Guides.

4. Basic Geometric Constructions.

Basic Constructions. Bisecting Figures. Dividing Lines. Construction of Various Shapes.

5. Multiview Projection.

Orthographic Projections. Visualization.

6. Basic and Orthographic Dimensioning with Tolerances.

Basic Dimensioning. Orthographic Dimensioning. Baseline System. Hole-to-Hole System. Coordinate System. Baseline System Without Dimension Lines. Tabular Dimensions. Irregularly Shaped Curves. Common Dimensioning Errors. Slots. Hole Patterns. Countersink and Counterbore. Tolerances.

7. Isometric and Oblique Views.

Isometric Projection. Isometric Drawings. Oblique Projection.

8. Production Drawings.

Assembly Drawings. Detail Drawings. Parts Lists. Title Blocks. Revision Blocks. Drawing Notes. Drawing Zones. Catalog Parts and Catalog Usage.

9. Computer-Aided Drafting.

Computer Hardware. Introduction to AutoCAD. Starting a Drawing. UNITS. LIMITS. GRID. SNAP. TOGGLE KEYS. POINT ENTRY. Lines. Sample Problem SP9-1. ERASE and OOPS. UNDO. REDO. ZOOM. REDRAW. SAVE. TEXT/EDIT. Sample Problem SP9-2. Prototype Drawing. Drawing Formats. PLOT.

10. Block Diagrams, Logic Diagrams and Component Outlines.

Block Diagrams. Logic Diagrams. Logic Symbols and Schematic Diagrams. Component Outlines. CAD Commands.

11. Electronics Symbols.

Standards. Symbol Libraries. Symbols and Reference Designators. Symbol Shapes. CAD Commands.

12. Schematic Diagrams.

How to Draw Schematic Diagrams. Crossovers and Intersections. Basic Circuits. Integrated Circuits in Schematic Diagrams. CAD Commands.

13. Printed Circuit Diagrams.

Printed Circuit Board. Working from Schematics. Design Principles. Space Allocation Layouts (Master Layouts). Conductor Paths. Film Masters/Tape Masters. Soldering Masks and Drill Drawings. Double- sided PC Boards. Component Outline Drawings. CAD Commands.

14. Wiring Diagrams.

Wire and Wire Gage. Continuous Line Wiring Diagrams. Interrupted Line Wiring Diagrams. Harness Assembly Drawings. CAD Commands.

15. Residential and Industrial Electrical Wiring Diagrams.

Basic Architectural Drafting. Electrical Symbols. Locating Switches and Outlets. Electrical Terminology. Basic Power Systems. One- Line Diagrams. How to Read a One-Line Diagram. How to Draw a One-Line Diagram. Ladder Diagrams. How to Read a Ladder Diagram. How to Draw a Ladder Diagram. How to Label a Ladder Diagram. Riser Diagrams. How to Read a Riser Diagram. How to Draw a Riser Diagram. CAD Commands.


Standard Thread Sizes. Standard Metric Threads.



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