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Engineering Drawing, 2nd Edition by B. C. Rana, M. B. Shah

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1

Basics of Engineering Drawing

OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the basics of engineering drawing

  • Get familiar with drawing instruments and learn how to use them in engineering drawing

1.1 INTRODUCTION

One of the most convenient ways to communicate, especially when discussing machines or their components, is through engineering drawings. An engineering drawing is a type of drawing that is technical in nature and is used to fully and clearly define the requirements for manufacturing objects. It is usually prepared in accordance with basic principles and standardized conventions for the layout, nomenclature, lines and symbolic representations.

As these drawings follow standard conventions, engineers ...

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