Engineering models! Not easy, but you get better with practice. Essential to true engineering design. I hope you are starting to get a feel for how it is done. Don’t get discouraged, keep practicing.
Next stage: build and test prototype The lab (CAMP 148) is open. Advice from previous students: “Leave lots of time for testing!”
Review Introduction to the nature and purpose of technical drawings
Typical “projections” Orthographic projection (the fundamental engineering drawing) Isometric projection (a pictorial view) Oblique projection (another pictorial view)
Stages in making a sketch Block-out the outline with “construction lines” Block-out the major features Refine shapes Darken part lines Tips: Use construction lines liberally, draw big (use entire page), pay attention to proportions, relax and practice.
Lines Line types (e.g., part, hidden, center) Line values (e.g., thick, intermediate, construction) It is important to use the proper line type and line value in your drawings. It communicates important information and makes drawings easier to understand.
Section view conventions Cut surface is filled with a “hatch” Part lines behind cutting plane are shown Hidden lines behind cutting plane are generally not shown Section view can take the place of one orthogonal view or can be auxiliary views
Review: section view conventions Cut surface is filled with a “hatch” Part lines behind cutting plane are shown Hidden lines behind cutting plane are generally not shown Section view can take the place of one orthogonal view or can be auxiliary views
Drawing practice Freehand sketches Draw two views of the object, one of which is a full section view Remember: block out the entire drawing using construction lines, pay attention to proportions, use proper section view conventions