Best Reference Books – Basic Engineering Drawing

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Basic Engineering Drawing subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Basic Engineering Drawing along with reviews.

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1. “Basic Engineering Drawing: Mechanical Semester Pattern” by Mehta and Gupta
2. “CATIA V5-6R2015 Basics – Part I: Getting Started and Sketcher Workbench” by Tutorial Books

“CATIA V5-6R2015 Basics – Part I: Getting Started and Sketcher Workbench” Book Review: This book explains fundamentals of CATIA software used for design engineering. Basic topics such as installation, user interface, toolbar and shortcut keys are described so that students can start easily. Other main topics discussed are sketching in the sketcher workbench, keyhole Profile, equidistant points, sketch analysis and many more. Plenty of diagrams are also provided for better understanding. This book is suitable for students who want to learn about CATIA and design engineering.

3. “Mem30032a Produce Basic Engineering Drawings” by Warren Blackadder

“Mem30032a Produce Basic Engineering Drawings” Book Review: This book is an introduction to basic engineering drawings and for learning CAD. Topics covered are standards & projection, drawing layout, sheets, dimensioning and sections. Other basic topics mentioned are lettering, scales, assembly & detail drawings, general & geometric tolerance. A competency test is also added in the book to test their knowledge. Proper drawings and graphical representation with specific dimensions are mentioned to give a perfect idea of the drawings. Engineering and diploma students who are studying engineering drawing can use this book.

4. “Engineering Drawing, Measurement and Materials (Basic Engineering Training: Instructional Objectives)” by Engineering Industry Training Board
5. “The Theory of Engineering Drawing (Classic Reprint)” by imusti
6. “Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders” by James Ambrose and Patrick Tripeny

“Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders” Book Review: This book covers the basic concepts of design of structures for buildings. Main chapters included are fundamental functions of structures, wood construction, steel construction, concrete construction and structural systems for buildings. Diagrams, table with data and graphical representation is also provided for better understanding. At the end of every chapter various problems and solutions are mentioned for students’ practice. This book is suitable for candidates who are studying architecture and building construction and civil engineering.

7. “Basic Welding Principles – Drawings” by John G Marinac

“Basic Welding Principles – Drawings” Book Review: This book provides basic knowledge of welding principles and how it is used. Chapters included in the book are general description of welding and cutting processes, tools and equipment, setup and operational equipment, types of joints used. Other topics included are preparation of weldable metals, oxy-acetylene cutting procedures and sheet steel welding procedures. Common problems and mistakes are also mentioned in the book. This book is useful for any enthusiastic students or a person who wants to learn welding.

8. “Basic Drawing for Engineering Technology” by Randolph

“Basic Drawing for Engineering Technology” Book Review: This book explains the fundamentals of engineering drawings. Topics namely working drawings, fasteners, isometric projections, oblique projects and sketching are discussed. Apart from that, reproduction of engineering drawings, chart and diagram drawings and architectural drawings are also mentioned. This book contains a large number of diagrams with accurate dimensions which helps students in understanding the topics easily. This book is suitable for undergraduate engineering and diploma students.

9. “How to Read a Workshop Drawing” by Longland W

“How to Read a Workshop Drawing” Book Review: This book explains technical and mechanical drawings of any engineering drawing. Main topics covered in this book are common practices in drawings, notation and lettering, blueprints and instruments. Multiple diagrams are shown in every chapter to make it easy for students to understand. Questions at the end test the knowledge of students. This book is useful for any fresher mechanical engineering and diploma students.

10. “A Practical Guide to Engineering Drawing” by M A R Siddiqui
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