A Guide to The Preparation of Civil Engineering Drawings.
A Guide to the Preparation of Civil Engineering Drawings by M. V. Thomas.
This book divides broadly into four parts. The first deals with the basic general principles of drawing office practice, including recognised conventions. The second briefly describes sketching techniques and three-dimensional drawings. (A knowledge of the basic principles of perspective and sketching will be useful to any engineer, technician or draughtsman, since sketching is a commonly used form of communicating ideas during discussions on both aesthetic and technical matters.) The third deals with developments in the use of the computer for drawing and detailing. The fourth shows drawing examples typical of those prepared in so me of the special ist branches of civil engineering. In order to achieve continuity and to simplify descriptions in the text, most of the detailing illustrations have been drawn from just a few typical, but smalI, civil engineering projects.
The author believes that the frequent references to the relationship between drawing preparation and construction practice, and photographs of a variety of civil engineering works, will promote in the student an interest in civil engineering in general and the preparation of drawings in particular.
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