Definition of Engineering Graphics, and Graphical Engineering
Definition of Engineering Graphics
Engineering graphics can be defined as a graphical language that gives precise pictorial expressions of engineering structures, and is used to make communication possible between designers and other people who might not necessarily be engineering professional. Engineering graphics, which usually provides details that cannot be derived from engineering calculations, helps to convey ideas to people, and convert concepts into reality if drafts, illustrations or drawing follow universally accepted codes, criteria, and conventions.
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Definition of Graphical Engineering
Graphical engineering can be defined as the branch of engineering that deals with the study of computer-aided design (CAD) and imaging software aimed at creating digital sketches of engineering models, structures, plans, and projections for beneficial purposes. In addition, graphical engineering combines the knowledge of technical drawing with engineering graphics, and computer software and hardware to illustrate and manipulate engineering data/content for practical purposes.
It is quite common for graphical engineering students to study programming languages, 3-D maths, programming interfaces (API) used in building 3-D engines, rendering systems for 2-D and 3-D visuals, machine drawing & design, rapid prototyping, computer aided drafting, computer aided design (CAD), AutoCAD, 3-D modeling & parametric design, tooling drawing & design, industrial Management, etc.
The eBook on “Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics & Design in Practice: Definitions, Importance, and Applications”, which can be downloaded at the top of this page, discusses the following topics:
- Definition of Engineering Graphics.
- Definition of Graphical Engineering.
- What Engineering Graphics and Design is all About
- What is Engineering Design?
- Application of Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics in Engineering Design.
- Basic Components of Engineering Graphics—the Code of Practice.
- Importance of Engineering Graphics and Design.
- Uses/Applications of Engineering Graphics and Design.