13 Best Drafting & Mechanical Drawing

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Drafting & Mechanical Drawing in 2020


Essentials of Drafting; A Textbook on Mechanical Drawing and Machine Drawing with Chapters and Problems on Materials Stresses, Machine Construction and Weight Estimating. Second Printing - Corrected

Essentials of Drafting; A Textbook on Mechanical Drawing and Machine Drawing with Chapters and Problems on Materials Stresses, Machine Construction and Weight Estimating. Second Printing - Corrected
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Mechanical Drawing: Board and CAD Techniques, Student Edition

Mechanical Drawing: Board and CAD Techniques, Student Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition

Building Construction Illustrated, 5th Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • John Wiley Sons

Mechanical Drawing Board & CAD Techniques, Student Edition (FRENCH: MECHANICAL DRAWING)

Mechanical Drawing Board & CAD Techniques, Student Edition (FRENCH: MECHANICAL DRAWING)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics (14th Edition)

Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics (14th Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • LIKE NEW NEVER USED ONLY SHELF WEAR

How To Do Mechanical Drawing & Drafting

How To Do Mechanical Drawing & Drafting
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Drafting for the Theatre

Drafting for the Theatre
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Vintage

Blueprint Reading for Welders, Spiral bound Version

Blueprint Reading for Welders, Spiral bound Version
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook, Revised Edition

The Pipe Fitter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook, Revised Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • NTC World Languages

Mechanical drawing

Mechanical drawing
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Fundamentals of Graphics Communication

Fundamentals of Graphics Communication
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

Everyday Sketching and Drafting

Everyday Sketching and Drafting
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

CAD Draftsmen

CAD draftsmen are a new breed of drafter that use special software to design 3D models. These 3D drawings can be used for architecture, mechanical, civil, MEP, CNC, Inventions, prototypes, and more types of technical drawing.

3D Modeling Services

3D modeling services use CAD software to develop their 3D designs. These companies can be found online like eLineDesign.com or can be found local to your area. Most will only specialize in field such as architecture, or structural engineering. Once a 3D model is completed the CAD designers can apply surface textures and backgrounds to give the rendering a life like appearance. Also some companies will give you software to download, so while your 3D model is being created you can view it from home. This also allows the customer to fix any mistakes.

CAD Designs

CAD software has changed the way engineering drawings are formed forever. For instance, in architectural work the CAD designer will use a single command to draw walls, windows, doors, slabs, ceilings, stairwells, etc. into the 3D drawing. In mechanical software the CAD designers will use commands for drilling holes, cutting out areas, adding thread, and much more. It's not as simple as I make it sound, but the software has made leaps and bounds in technological advancements.

CAD Conversion

A lot of work in the drafting field has come from the practice of CAD conversion. CAD conversion is the process of taking older 2D blueprints, or any other type of file, and converting it into a CAD file. These files are mainly made up of DWG, and DWF formats. To do this a CAD designer must input all the information from the original document into the CAD software where it's converted. The reason this is done is so that they may be updated with greater ease and less time. When it takes the CAD draftsmen less time to complete the update, it saves the owner money.

A CAD file is extremely versatile when compared to a blueprint. When a blueprint has to be updated a lot, a whole new drawing must be done. Whereas when a drawing on a CAD file has to be updated the draftsmen simply opens the file, and works from there. He or She has tools at their disposal that allow for accurate lines and measurements to be done efficiently. On top of all this CAD files can be sent online. When the drawing is complete the CAD drafting service will email a copy of the file to the owner directly. It can also go directly to the nearest printing shop , and be picked up at the owners conveyance. If you would like to learn more about CAD you can visit CAD Drafting Services