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Engineering Graphics/CAD


Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to the Engineering Technology Engineering Graphics/CAD courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Engineering Graphics/CAD is defined as:


                         "Technical drawing that forms the plans for the design and construction of engineering components and structures. Engineering drawings show different projections, or views of objects, with the relevant dimensions, and show how all the separate parts fit together. They are often produced by computers using computer-aided design (CAD)."



Text: engineering drawing. (2016). In Helicon (Ed.), The Hutchinson unabridged encyclopedia with atlas and weather guide. Abington, UK: Helicon.

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Solidworks 2013 Bible

A comprehensive resource packed with information for both beginners and advanced users, SolidWorks is the leading 3D solid modeling software used in computer-aided design. It's powerful but not simple. This complete guide introduces beginners to the software but then goes far beyond, covering numerous details that advanced users have requested. Beginners will learn not only how the software works but why, while more experienced users will learn all about search criteria, Pack-and-Go, other file management concepts, and much more.

Autocad 2018 and Autocad LT Essentials

The step-by-step, full-color AutoCAD 2018 guide with real-world practicality. AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 Essentials provides a full-color, task-based approach to mastering this powerful software. Straightforward, easy-to-follow instruction pairs with real-world, hands-on exercises to help you quickly get up to speed with core features and functions; screenshots illustrate tutorial steps to help you follow along, and each chapter concludes with a more open-ended project so you can dive in and explore a specific topic in-depth. From 2D drawing and organization to 3D modeling, dimensioning, presenting, and more, this helpful guide walks you through everything you need to know to become productive with AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018. T

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ACM Digital Library

Full text of every article ever published by the Association for Computing Machinery and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computer science. Articles related to computer science and the teaching of computing.

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Vanishing Points: An Introduction to Architectural Drawing

From conceptual sketches to detailed blueprints, drawings serve as the vehicle for translating architectural visions into masterpieces of design and construction. This outstanding program provides a concise demonstration of axonometric, isometric, and one-point and two-point perspective drawing. Computer graphics are employed to help explain the underlying principles of architectural drawing, while student projects serve as examples of well-executed drafting. (20 minutes)

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CredoReference: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture

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