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Exploring Drafting, 11th Edition

By: John R. Walker and Bernard D. Mathis
ISBN: 978-1-60525-405-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2012
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Description
Exploring Drafting is designed for use in introductory drafting courses at any instructional level. This text provides a strong foundation in drafting fundamentals and teaches essential manual (traditional) and CAD drafting skills. Coverage includes detailed instruction on geometric constructions, orthographic projection, and dimensioning practices. The text covers techniques and procedures used in creating multiview drawings, section views, auxiliary views, pictorial views, and pattern developments. End-of-chapter drawing problems reinforce the chapter content and help students build problem-solving skills. Exploring Drafting features a colorful, highly illustrated design to promote student interest.
  • Ideal text for introductory drafting courses.
  • Students learn how to apply core skills and solve problems.
  • Careers in Drafting profiles highlight occupational choices.
  • Features include STEM Activities, STEM Connections, Academic Links, Test Your Knowledge questions, and Outside Activities.
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Text 592 978-1-60525-405-0 $90.00
Exploring Drafting is designed for use in introductory drafting courses at any instructional level. This text provides a strong foundation in drafting fundamentals and teaches essential manual (traditional) and CAD drafting skills. Coverage includes detailed instruction on geometric constructions, orthographic projection, and dimensioning practices. The text covers techniques and procedures used in creating multiview drawings, section views, auxiliary views, pictorial views, and pattern developments. End-of-chapter drawing problems reinforce the chapter content and help students build problem-solving skills. Exploring Drafting features a colorful, highly illustrated design to promote student interest.
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  • Linked table of contents
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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 592 978-1-60525-690-0 $90.00
The Online Text six-year classroom subscription allows online access, in school or at home, for six consecutive years. A classroom subscription is for a shared group of students, and requires a purchase of a class set with the total pricing based on the number of users who require access.

The Online Text provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPads®, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Text include:
  • Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas
  • Linked table of contents
  • Search capabilities to find specific topics
  • Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest
  • The ability to quickly jump to specific pages
  • Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities
  • Permission to print selected pages for offline reading
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 592 978-1-61960-106-2 $122.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Textbook 6yr Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Worksheets 256 978-1-60525-406-7 $26.64
Worksheets provide a wide range of drafting problems for student assignments. Problems are printed on drawing sheets with borders and title blocks to minimize layout work.
Instructor's Manual 380 978-1-60525-407-4 $104.00 *
Provide numerous instructional resources that support each chapter of the textbook including teaching strategies, test masters, answer keys, introductory activities, reproducible masters, and additional resources. All of the resources for teaching each chapter are conveniently grouped together.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-408-1 $248.00 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. The Instructor's Resources in a PDF version, allowing you to view and print pages from your computer.
  • Lesson Plans. Customized daily lesson plans in Microsoft® Word – quickly prepare with our new easy-to-edit format.
  • Lesson Slides. Provided as PowerPoint® slide shows (PPS) and listed by chapter.
  • Related Web Links. Direct Internet links provided for numerous content-related Web sites.
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Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 960 test questions 978-1-60525-409-8 $244.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This CD includes 25 test banks with a total of 960 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP, Vista SP1, Windows® 7 (32-bit), or Windows® 7 (64-bit); Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
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Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 985 slides 978-1-60525-410-4 $240.00 *
Individual License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 25 chapters, comprising over 985 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 985 slides 978-1-60525-411-1 $600.00 *
Site License. This CD package contains PowerPoint Presentations for each of the 25 chapters, comprising over 985 slides of instructional material. The program includes the PowerPoint Viewer utility, which permits display without need for PowerPoint presentation graphics software.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® II or compatible processor, Windows® 2000/XP/7, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer® (6 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
Macintosh®: PowerPC® G4, G5 or Intel® processor, Mac OS® X v10.4, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari® (2.0 or higher), PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), Adobe® Reader® and Flash® Player (free downloads).
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Table of Contents
1. Why Study Drafting?
2. Careers in Drafting
3. Sketching
4. Drafting Equipment
5. Drafting Techniques
6. Basic Geometric Construction
7. Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
8. Lettering
9. Multiview Drawings
10. Dimensioning
11. Sectional Views
12. Auxiliary Views
13. Pictorials
14. Pattern Development
15. Working Drawings
16. Making Prints
17. Design
18. Models, Mockups, and Prototypes
19. Maps
20. Graphs and Charts
21. Welding Drafting
22. Fasteners
23. Electrical and Electronics Drafting
24. Architectural Drafting
25. Manufacturing Processes
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 7 (PDF, 677 KB)
PDF
Chapter 9 (PDF, 557 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD/Drafting)
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Chapter 7 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD/Drafting)
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Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD/Drafting)
Presentations for PowerPoint
PPS
Chapter 7 (PPS, 3.39 MB)
Correlations
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About the Author(s)

John R. Walker - is the author of thirteen textbooks and has written numerous magazine articles. Mr. Walker completed his undergraduate studies at Millersville University and has a master’s degree in Industrial Education from the University of Maryland. He has taught industrial arts and vocational education for more than thirty-two years, including five years as Supervisor of Industrial Education. He has also worked as a machinist for the U.S. Air Force and as a draftsman at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

Bernard D. Mathis - has bachelor's and master's degrees in Industrial Arts Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has taught mechanical engineering drawing and architectural engineering drawing for more than 30 years and computer-aided drafting for more than 20 years. Prior to teaching drafting classes, Mr. Mathis taught other industrial arts courses, including woodworking, metalworking, general crafts, leather crafts, lapidary, and jewelry. Mr. Mathis has been sole proprietor of his own drafting and design business for 25 years.