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Exploring Drafting, 11th Edition

Exploring Drafting, 11th Edition
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By: John R. Walker and Bernard D. Mathis

ISBN: 978-1-60525-405-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 6-14
Retail Price: $90.00
School Price: $67.50


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.

Previous Edition
Exploring Drafting, 10th Edition

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

   sample Chapter 7 (PDF, 677 KB)
   sample Chapter 9 (PDF, 557 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD/Drafting)
   sample Chapter 7 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD/Drafting)
   sample Chapter 9 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD/Drafting)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 7 (PPS, 3.39 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design (PDF, 266 KB)
   PDF Survey of Engineering Graphics (PDF, 138 KB)
New Mexico
   PDF Drafting - General - Form F (PDF, 509 KB)
   PDF Drafting - General - Form F.15 (PDF, 202 KB)
   PDF Computer Aided Drafting I (PDF, 203 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

John R. Walker - is the author of thirteen textbooks and has written many magazine articles. Mr. Walker did his undergraduate studies at Millersville University and has a Master of Science degree in Industrial Education from the University of Maryland. He taught industrial arts and vocational education for thirty-two years and was Supervisor of Industrial Education for five years. He 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.


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