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Technical Drawing and Engineering Graphics, Fourteenth Edition, provides a clear, comprehensive introduction and detailed, easy-to-use reference to creating 2D documentation drawings and engineering graphics by hand or using CAD. It offers excellent technical detail, up-to-date standards, motivating real-world examples, and clearly explained theory and technique in a colorful, highly visual, concisely written format. Designed as an efficient tool for busy, visually oriented learners, this edition expands on well-tested material, bringing its content up-to-date with the latest standards, materials, industries and production processes. Colored models and animations bring the material to life for the student on the book’s companion website. Updated exercises that feature sheet metal and plastic parts are a part of the excellent Giesecke problem set.
I teach a blueprint reading class in our local career and technology center and was looking for some up-to-date material that I could share with my class. Having owned several of the older editions of Technical Drawing, I was pleased with the refreshing new treatment given here. I know that this edition has been criticized for using many of the older problems, but that should not be a deal breaker for most people as this text more than makes up for the shortfall. There is quite a bit of new material here and the overall design is very pleasing and looks very contemporary. I am reading select chapters so that I can stay current with the ever-changing technology. Yes, this is not a cheap book to purchase, but I think it's a bargain in terms of all the material contained within its many pages. I would not hesitate in recommending this textbook--both for instructors and their students. This baby has been around for a long time (and so have I--I started with the 8th edition) and for good reason!
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