Best Reference Books – Machine Drawing

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Machine 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 Machine Drawing along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Machine Drawing subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Machine Drawing" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “A textbook of Machine Drawing” by Gill P S

“A textbook of Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book is a detailed study of important aspects of machinery. It begins with a topic of drafting instrument conventional lines. Then it discusses drawing sheets- their layout and planning technical lettering. The book then goes on to include some technical aspects of machine drawing such as theory of orthographics, projections theory of co-ordinate dimensioning, isometric projection, reading a drawing etc. It also discusses oblique projection, auxiliary projections, freehand drafting sections and conventions machining symbols. The book contains illustrations and well-labelled diagrams that help to understand the subject in a better way. This textbook is designed for students and teachers in civil and mechanical engineering.

2. “Machine Drawing” by Siddeswar N P Kannaiah and V V S Sastry

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“Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of machine drawing and the topics related to it. It is divided into three parts. Part I deals with the basic principles of technical drawing, dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerances. Part II provides details of how to draw and put machine components together for an assembly drawing. Part III contains problems on assembly drawings taken from the diverse fields of mechanical, production, automobile and marine engineering. This textbook is meant for diploma and degree students of Mechanical Engineering as well as those preparing for AMIE examination.

3. “Engineering Graphics” by Narayana

“Engineering Graphics” Book Review: This book is designed as an introductory course in Engineering Drawing with complete coverage of topics. The book covers the basic concepts and conventions of engineering drawing, introduces free-hand sketching and highlights the usage of CAD software (including AutoCAD 2017 and Solid Edge). It includes the basics of drawing orthographic projections of points, lines, planes and solids. It further covers techniques for orthographic projections of sections of solids, intersecting solids and development of surfaces. The book is useful for diploma and degree students of Mechanical Engineering as well as those preparing for AMIE examination.

4. “Foundation of Technical Drawing” by Parkinson A C

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“Foundation of Technical Drawing” Book Review: This book includes the latest syllabus for the subject of technical drawing. It covers a comprehensive introduction of the subject and covers each topic in an in-depth manner. The book includes pictures and well-labelled diagrams that impart an application based understanding of the subject matter. It is a blend of practical and theoretical knowledge. The exercises given at the end of each chapter include short answer questions and objective questions that help the students test their understanding and prepare for the exams. The book would be useful for students and teachers of mechanical engineering and other related courses in vocational colleges.

5. “Machine Drawing” by N D Bhatt

“Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book focuses on application of the principles of orthographic projection, forms, proportions and uses of simple machine, engine and boiler parts. Chapters on elements of production drawings, assembly drawings and elements of computer aided drafting (CADr) are also given. It also includes the techniques of freehand sketching, dimensioning, conversion of pictorial views, sectional views and interpretation of views. Most of the orthographic views are accompanied by the pictorial views of the objects to enable the students to visualize the shapes easily. The book is useful for engineering degree students of all the Indian Universities as well as diploma courses in various branches of engineering. It will also benefit those preparing for the A.M.I.E. and U.P.S.C. Examination.

6. “Machine Drawing” by Ajeet Singh

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“Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book describes the basic knowledge required for machine drawing. It includes a comprehensive coverage of key topics in machine drawing such as riveted joints, belts and pulleys, production drawings, assembly and part drawings. It includes the latest version of AutoCAD 2010, alongside the conventional discussion on all the topics. The book contains 123 solved examples, 516 theory questions, 155 viva questions, etc. With these features, this book will be useful for mechanical engineering students and students preparing for competition examinations.

7. “A Textbook of Machine Drawing” by Dhawan R K

“A Textbook of Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book provides an extensive coverage of the key aspects of engineering drawing. It helps to clear the basic understanding of engineering drawing. The book covers introductory topics in machine drawing such as theory of orthographics, projections theory of co-ordinate dimensioning, isometric projection and reading a drawing. The diagrams and real world examples help in a practical understanding of the subject matter. It is designed for the students preparing for B.Sc. Engineering, B.E., B.Tech., A.M.I.E. (India) and Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

8. “Textbook of Machine Drawing” by John K C

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“Textbook of Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book provides a detailed study of technical drawing and machine design. It explains the design, drafting, manufacture, assembly of machines and their components. It describes the principles and methodology of converting three-dimensional engineering objects into orthographic views drawn on two-dimensional planes. The book then goes on to describe various types of sectional views which are adopted in machine drawing. Simple machine components such as keys, cotters, threaded fasteners, pipe joints, welded joints, and riveted joints are also looked at in the book. The worked-out examples are also included that help in a thorough understanding of the subject. The book is useful for students and teachers in mechanical engineering and students preparing for competition exams.

9. “Textbook of Computer Aided Machine Drawing” by Murthy

“Textbook of Computer Aided Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive study of computer aided machine drawing. It covers the latest developments in the subject. In the beginning it provides a detailed introduction of the machine drawing that works with the help of a computer. The next three chapters are about software commands, sections of solids and sectional views. Conversion of pictorial into orthographic views, screw threads, screw fasteners, rivet and riveted joints, cotter joint and knuckle joint are also discussed in detail. The topics are explained with worked-out examples and illustrations help in the better understanding of the subject. The book is useful for students of mechanical and civil engineering and those preparing for competitive exams.

10. “Machine Drawing” by JUNNARKAR

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“Machine Drawing” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of machine drawing and the topics related to it. It is divided into three parts. Part I deals with the basic principles of technical drawing, dimensioning, limits, fits and tolerances. Part II provides details of how to draw and put machine components together for an assembly drawing. Part III contains problems on assembly drawings taken from the diverse fields of mechanical, production, automobile and marine engineering. This textbook is meant for diploma and degree students of Mechanical Engineering as well as those preparing for AMIE examination.

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