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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Delmar Publishers Inc; 9 edition (March 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435483782
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435483781
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.2 x 27.9 cm
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Section 1 Lines. Unit 1 Bases for Blueprint Reading and Sketching. Unit 2 The Alphabet of Lines and Object Lines. Unit 3 Hidden Lines and Center Lines. Unit 4 Extension Lines and Dimension Lines. Unit 5 Projection Lines and Line Combinations. Section 2 Views. Unit 6 Three-View Drawings. Unit 7 Arrangement of Views. Unit 8 Two-View Drawings. Unit 9 One-View Drawings. Unit 10 Auxiliary Views. Section 3 Dimensions and Notes. Unit 11 Size and Location Dimensions. Unit 12 Dimensioning Cylinders, Circles, and Arcs. Unit 13 Size Dimensions for Holes and Angles. Unit 14 Location Dimensions for Points, Centers, and Holes. Unit 15 Dimensioning Large Arcs and Base Line Dimensions. Unit 16 Tolerances: Fractional and Angular Dimensions. Unit 17 Unilateral, Lateral, Decimal, Tolerances and Limits. Unit 18 Interchangeable Parts, Allowances and Classes of Fit. Unit 19 Representing and Dimensioning External Screw Threads. Unit 20 Representing and Specifying Internal and Left-Hand Threads. Unit 21 Dimensioning Tapers and Machined Surfaces. Unit 22 Dimensioning with Shop Notes. Section 4 The SI Metric System. Unit 23 Metric System Dimensioning and ISO Symbols. Unit 24 First-Angle Projection and Dimensioning. Unit 25 Metric Screw Threads, Dual Dimensioning, and Tolerancing. Section 5 Sections. Unit 26 Cutting Planes, Full Sections, and Section Lining. Unit 27 Half Sections, Partial Sections, and Full-Section Assembly Drawings. Section 6 Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Fundamentals. Unit 28 Datums: Ordinate and Tabular Dimensioning. Section 7 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. Unit 29 Geometric Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Datum Referencing. Section 8 Computer Graphics Technology. Unit 30 CADD/CAM/CIM and Robotics . Section 9 Specialty Drawings. Unit 31 Welding Symbols, Representation, and Dimensioning. Unit 32 Surface Developments and Precision Sheet Metal Drawings. Section 10 Working Drawings. Unit 33 Detail Drawings and Assembly Drawings. Section 11 Sketching Lines and Basic Forms. Unit 34 Sketching Horizontal, Vertical, and Slant Lines. Unit 35 Sketching Curved Lines and Circles. Unit 36 Sketching Irregular Shapes. Unit 37 Sketching Fillets, Radii, and Rounded Corners and Edges. Section 12 Freehand Lettering. Unit 38 Freehand Vertical Lettering. Unit 39 Freehand Inclined Lettering. Section 13 Shop Sketching: Pictorial Drawings. Unit 40 Orthographic Sketching. Unit 41 Oblique Sketching. Unit 42 Isometric Sketching. Unit 43 Perspective Sketching. Unit 44 Pictorial Drawings and Dimensions. Section 14 Sketching for CAD/CNC. Unit 45 Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional CAD Sketching. Unit 46 Proportions and Assembly Drawings. Glossary of Select Terms. INDEX. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Thomas P. Olivo currently is president of Olivo Associates, an international vocational educational consulting agency and textbook publisher. He was a draftsman and an Industrial Art teacher for several years. Mr. Olivo has taught T&I teachers, as well as several graduate level courses in Engineering Drawing and Curriculum Development in three major universities. He served as a State Supervisor of Technical Education and has co-authored six textbooks with Dr. C.T. Olivo in the areas of blueprint reading and sketching, applied mathematics and applied physics. He has also authored BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING FOR INDUSTRY and numerous self-paced instructional modules in auto mechanics and carpentry. Thomas P. Olivo was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Experienced Teacher Fellowship Award. He has a Master's Degree specializing in materials and Processes of Industry and has completed two years of professional study beyond his Master's Degree while being certified as a Vocational Counselor and School Administrator.

Dr. C. Thomas Olivo was the New York State Director of Industrial Education and founder of Delmar Publishers. He was a machinist, a T&I and vocational teacher and a professor. Dr. C. Thomas Olivo received a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Masters of Science Degree and a Doctoral Degree. He was also a recipient of the ASME award for international meritorious service and the author and editor of over sixty vocational textbooks and five hundred publications. Some of the many vocational textbooks Dr. Olivo has authored independently that directly relate to BLUEPRINT READING AND SKETCHING, 9E are PRINCIPLES OF REFRIGERATION and his seven groundbreaking texts on machine tool technology and manufacturing processes.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa9f759c0) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9fb248c) out of 5 stars Overpriced and Often Inaccurate May 29 2012
By J. Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I will admit that this book, coupled with good instruction, will teach you the basics of most mechanical blueprint reading you'll ever need. Most of the information is well presented, or at least well enough to get a feel for what you're doing, however..

For the price, it's not that good. I paid some $80+ for it about two years ago new, and it doesn't appear the price has gone down much. It's also a workbook, meaning little chance of finding it used and even less of resale.

Also, the answers in the instructor edition are absolutely LITTERED with mistakes as to assignment answers. We spent a good majority of the time questioning our instructor (who probably should have but didn't check the validity of the answers) when we would all have the same answer, and he would agree, yet something entirely different was left as the key. No lie, there was typically one incorrect answer per page, and at max I remember three on a single assignment.

I won't say the book is bad. It's really not. For independent study? Yes, it's terrible and couldn't recommend it if they paid me to. As part of classwork with decent instruction and an instructor that pays attention? Sure, but it still doesn't avoid the price tag.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9fb2894) out of 5 stars Informative, but has a lot of errors Jan. 2 2013
By M. Heim - Published on Amazon.com
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I've never seen a book that had so much incorrect information. When reviewing it in the class I needed the book in, the teacher and the class found at least one mistake per chapter on average. You would think after 9 editions, they would be able have caught most if not all the mistakes.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9fb269c) out of 5 stars Good book to a handle on the basics. April 30 2012
By E. S. Rendleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had to purchase this book for a basic blueprint reading class at my local community college. Having previous experience as a CNC operator I found most of the information pretty basic, but did find some useful information in the book that I didn't already know as well. The book did a good job of explaining all the basics in enough detail to help somebody without previous experience understand the material. It did not go into so much depth that it would become confusing. It flowed well from one subject to the next. It would be highly recomended for someone who needs basic blueprint reading skills for a basic machine operator position or for anyone who is taking machining classes. For more in depth and highly technical blueprint reading, this book is not the option for you.

It has many good questions for review at the end of each section, but does not have answers. There is a teacher's edition aviable that has answers, but I would not spend the money on it. During our review periods in class we found that many of the answers in the teacher's manual were incorrect. I'm not talking just a few either - there were a lot of errors. The authors really need to spend time reviewing the answer manual and updating it. All in all this book accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do. It provides a good base of information about basic blueprint reading.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9fb2c9c) out of 5 stars Poor book Dec 12 2011
By ARETstudent - Published on Amazon.com
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I just finished using this book for my blueprint reading class. I could not believe how many errors were in the book. I am surprised that the would even consider using a book with so many errors.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa9fb2cc0) out of 5 stars Horribly flawed Jan. 3 2013
By D. P. Cygrymus - Published on Amazon.com
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As others have mentioned in the "honest" reviews, the text is filled with flawed information and inaccuracies. Anyone giving this a 5 clearly have not utilized the book in any fashion. For a topic that is to be very precise, the text's flaws make it laughable.

If your class requires this book, I would in no way advise buying it new. Buy it as cheaply used as you can and avoid the ridiculous $90 cost for new. I'm pretty angry that a workbook of this expense cannot be returned for it's flaws, as by the time you realize how bad it is you've already filled in most of the answers.

The 5-star reviews are doing a horrible disservice to potential buyers.