The information in this guide has been accumulated, formulated, and compiled over decades of experience working in industry and education. Mr. Joelson’s experience in the industrial sector as a toolmaker and draftsman provided the foundation for his lecturing post at Durban Technical College and then the University of Natal, now the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where it became apparent that this book would address the necessary drawing requirements in engineering. His passion was to simplify the drawing experience; to guide students both in tertiary institutions and industry; fulfilling the main purpose in education, namely, to proceed from the known to the unknown, encouraging students with the old adage “practice makes perfect”.
The book logically starts with Drawing Standards and Conventions: “The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)”, and summarizes all the possible specifications that students may use, by examples; illustrating each application separately.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting is used in Architectural, Surveying, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering environments. Sydney Joelson has enriched and empowered hundreds, if not thousands of engineering students by means of using CADD and his extensive engineering drawing and design experience. This successful combination has culminated in the publication of the “ENGINEERING DRAWING GUIDE for Students and Professional Engineers”, which makes the transition from drawing board to computer aided drawing effortless.
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