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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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
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.