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Exploring Drafting, 12th Edition

Exploring Drafting, 12th Edition
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By: John R. Walker, Bernard D. Mathis, and Shauna Ann Scribner

ISBN: 978-1-63126-265-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2018
Subject: CAD / Drafting
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


Exploring Drafting is designed for use in introductory courses as it stresses fundamental skills while teaching essential manual and CAD drafting skills. The new edition includes coverage of geometric constructions, orthographic projection, and dimensioning practices. Techniques and procedures used in creating multiview drawings, sectional views, auxiliary views, pictorial views, and pattern developments are taught. STEM and employability content and activities are found throughout the text.
  • Content is appropriate for beginning drafting students at any instructional level.
  • The end-of-chapter drawing problems help students build problem-solving skills and practice drafting techniques.
  • The text follows ASME practices and serves as an ADDA approved publication.

Previous Edition
Exploring Drafting, 11th 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

Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD / Drafting)
   sample Chapter 7 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD / Drafting)
   sample Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, CAD / Drafting)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 7 (PPS, 5.09 MB)
   sample Chapter 10 (PPS, 3.15 MB)
Companion Website
   sample View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Drafting)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Precision Exams
   PDF CAD Mechanical Design I (PDF, 516 KB)
   PDF Engineering Design and Presentation I (PDF, 543 KB)
Architectural Design I
  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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Worksheets 978-1-63126-266-1 $30.00$22.50
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-272-2 $260.00$195.00*
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