Manual of Engineering Drawing

Manual of Engineering Drawing, 4th Edition

Technical Product Specification and Documentation to British and International Standards

Manual of Engineering Drawing, 4th Edition,Colin Simmons,Dennis Maguire,ISBN9780080966526






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The definitive guide to draughting to the latest ISO Standards

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Key Features

  • Expert interpretation of the rules and conventions provided by authoritative authors who regularly lead and contribute to BSI and ISO committees on product standards
  • Combines the latest technical information with clear, readable explanations, numerous diagrams and traditional geometrical construction techniques
  • Includes new material on patents, copyrights and intellectual property, design for manufacture and end-of-life, and surface finishing considerations


Now in its 4th edition, Manual of Engineering Drawing is a long-established guide for practicing and student engineers to producing engineering drawings and annotated 3D models that comply with the latest BSI and ISO standards of technical product specifications and documentation.

This new edition has been updated in line with recent standard revisions and amendments, including the requirements of BS8888 2011 and related ISO standards. Ideal for international use, it includes a guide to the fundamental differences between the relevant ISO and ASME standards, as well as new information on legal aspects such as patents and copyright, and end-of-life design considerations.

Equally applicable to CAD and manual drawing, the book includes the latest developments in 3D annotation and the specification of surface texture. Its broad scope also encompasses topics such as orthographic and pictorial projections, dimensional, geometrical and surface tolerancing, and the duality principle, along with numerous examples of electrical and hydraulic diagrams with symbols and applications of cams, bearings, welding and adhesives.

Seen by many as an essential design reference, Manual of Engineering Drawing is an ideal companion for students studying vocational courses in technical product specification, undergraduates studying engineering or product design, and professional engineers beginning a career in design.


Engineering designers (including students and practising designers)

Colin Simmons

Colin H. Simmons is an international engineering standards consultant and a member of numerous BSI and ISO committees dealing with technical product documentation and specifications. He is a former practising mechanical design engineer and author of many publications on engineering drawing, product specification and standards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Engineering Standards Consultant, UK

Dennis Maguire

Dennis E. Maguire was a design engineer and senior lecturer at Southall College, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Lecturer, Southall College, UK

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Manual of Engineering Drawing, 4th Edition

1 Drawing office management and organization
2 Product development and computer aided design
3 Design for Manufacture to end of life
4 Intellectual Property (IP) and Engineering Design
5 CAD organization and applications
6 Principles of first and third angle orthographic projection
7 Linework and lettering
8 Three-dimensional illustrations using isometric and oblique projection
9 Drawing layouts and simplified methods
10 Sections and sectional views
11 Geometrical constructions and tangency
12 Loci applications
13 True lengths and auxiliary views
14 Conic sections and interpenetration of solids
15 Development of patterns from sheet materials
16 Dimensioning principles
17 Screw threads and conventional representations
18 Nuts, bolts, screws and washers
19 Keys and key ways
20 Worked examples in machine drawing
21 Limits and fits
22 Geometrical tolerancing and datums
23 Application of geometrical tolerances
24 Maximum material and least material principles
25 Positional tolerancing
26 Surface texture
27 Surface Finish and Corrosion of Metals
28 3D annotation
29 The Duality Principle - the essential link between the design intent and the verification of the end product
30 Differences between American ASME Y 14.5M Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD and T) and ISO/BS 8888 geometrical tolerancing, standards
31 Cams and gears
32 Springs
33 Welding and welding symbols
34 Engineering diagrams
35 Bearings and applied technology
36 Engineering adhesives
37 Related standards
38 Production drawings
39 Drawing solutions

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