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The Fundamentals of Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design

The Fundamentals of Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design

The Fundamentals of Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design
By Dennis K. Lieu, Sheryl A. Sorby

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Book Description

A new book for a new generation of engineering professionals, Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design was written from the ground up to take a brand-new approach to graphic communication within the context of engineering design and creativity. With a blend of modern and traditional topics, this text recognizes how computer modeling techniques have changed the engineering design process. From this new perspective, the text is able to focus on the evolved design process, including the critical phases of creative thinking, product ideation, and advanced analysis techniques. Focusing on design and design communication rather than drafting techniques and standards, it goes beyond the "what" to explain the "why" of engineering graphics.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #995659 in Books
  • Brand: Cengage Learning
  • Published on: 2008-02-07
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x 1.50" w x 8.25" l, 3.61 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 816 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

An Introduction to Graphical Communication in Engineering. Sketching. Visualization. Working in a Team Environment. Creativity and the Design Process. Solid Modeling. Assembly Modeling. Design Analysis. Fabrication Processes. Orthogonal Projection and Multiview Representation. Advanced Visualization Techniques. Pictorial Drawings. Section Views. Back of book CD-ROM contains topics for: Dimensioning. Tolerancing. Fasteners. Working Drawings.

About the Author
Dennis K. Lieu is professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was formerly the associate dean of student affairs. He also received his B.S., M.S., and D.Eng. in mechanical engineering from U.C. Berkeley. After working for six years as a design engineer in industry, he returned to his alma mater to join its faculty. Professor Lieu has taught engineering graphics for over 25 years and has been a member of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for 23 years. His research interests are in the design of electro-mechanical machines and the design of sports equipment, and he is the author or co-author of numerous articles on engineering graphics education. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a recipient of the University of California Distinguished Teaching Award and the Orthogonal Medal awarded by North Carolina State University, for his contributions to engineering graphics education.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Abraham

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Okay book
By Engineering Student
"The seller is great. The book however has much to be desired. For CADD and hand drawings in general, it's okay. But, if you need help learning a specific CADD program (e.g. Creo, AutoCad, Inventor, SoldWorks) this book is really no help. It seems to have lots of notes about engineering standards, so it would probably be good as a reference guide for someone who already knows CADD. However, if you are new to engineering design and don't know how to opperate CADD software, then this book is not for you. I bought it for a college course but I think I've only looked at it once. So, the seller is great; the book... not so much."

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
2Last Four Chapters on CD
By Lon C.
I bought this a used book without a CD, as a reference for my job as a Mechanical Engineer who does a lot of CAD work and Thin-Line sketches. I particularly bought it for chapters 15-17 (dimensioning, tolerancing, and fasteners), which were areas I needed to brush up in. I get the used book, only to find out that the last four chapters (the chapters I needed the most) can only be found on the CD... and I just bought it without the CD. Had I known beforehand that these chapters were only on CD, I wouldn't have bought the book in the first place - even with the CD! I want a physical reference source, not a digital reference source.

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