Engineering Sketching for Design and Communication
John Andrew, P.E.
Freehand sketches are vital to the innovation process. Simple forms sketched on paper can represent the most complex products and manufacturing systems.
This 2-PDH course presents freehand sketching as a method for
Major topics of this course are:
The course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
This course presents freehand sketching for:
The information will be especially useful to students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and innovators who want to review some important applications of sketching in an engineering environment.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendee of this course will be able to communicate appropriate and cost saving industrial products and manufacturing systems with freehand sketches in a timely manner.
Mechanical, electrical, piping, structural, chemical, instrumentation, environmental, industrial, and process engineering disciplines use graphics in one or more forms. The freehand sketching techniques described in this lesson apply to all engineering disciplines.
The course content is in a PDF file (712 KB):
Please click on the above underlined hypertext to view, download or print the document for your study. Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you still experience any difficulty in downloading or opening this file, you may need to close some applications or reboot your computer to free up some memory.
Unfortunately most universities do not a lot much time to engineering graphics. This subject is left to the private and public technical colleges. This short and to the point course attempts to partially fill the education gap by showing basic engineering sketching methods. Sketching is a simple way to speed up the communication of new engineering concepts.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office Home Page at www.uspto.gov Provides links to information about all aspects pertaining to invention patents.