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Sketching for Engineering Design Visualization, 1st Edition

  • Jon M. Duff
  • William A. Ross
  • ISBN-10: 143545362X
  • ISBN-13: 9781435453623
  • 268 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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About the Product

With a strong emphasis on graphical exercises and clear, relevant examples to illustrate concepts along the way, SKETCHING FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN VISUALIZATION is the ideal resource for learning engineering design and visualization. Logically structured and organized into 10 chapters that reflect the natural progression of topics, from basic to more complex, the book gives special attention to three-dimensional visualization. It is the perfect standalone guide and also a valuable supplement to any other CAD or graphics book, designed to greatly enhance the learning experience of anyone seeking a more in-depth understanding of sketching for engineering design visualization.


  • Full range of engineering visualization techniques and practices are presented through sketching.

  • Sketching assignments have been classroom-tested at multiple universities, providing readers with the strongest, most helpful exercises.

  • Comprehensive tear-out sketching sheets follow each chapter to truly make this an all-in-one resource.

About the Author

Jon M. Duff

Jon M. Duff received his Ph.D. in art education from The Ohio State University after undergraduate and graduate study in technology at Purdue University. He then served on the faculty in Engineering Graphics at Ohio State and in Technical Graphics at Purdue. Professor Duff currently teaches a variety of courses at Arizona State University, including modeling, animation, illustration, and technical publishing. He is the author of over 70 technical papers and 17 texts on industrial graphics and has served as a consultant to education, industry, and government for over 30 years

Table of Contents

1. Visualization.
2. Spatial Sketching.
3. 3D Modeling.
4. Orthographic Sketching.
5. Isometric Sketching.
6. Orthographic Reading.
7. Auxiliary Views.
8. Sectional Views.
9. Dimensioning Practices.
10. Fabrication Sketching.