Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design

  • AUTHORS: Dennis K. Lieu; Sheryl A. Sorby
  • ISBN-13: 9781285172958 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1086 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009
  • ©2017     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region


About The Product

Created for the next generation of engineering professionals, VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, Second Edition, combines coverage of traditional drafting essentials and the cutting-edge technology and methods today's professionals need to master for career success. This versatile text provides a strong grounding in fundamentals including core design skills, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, sketching and drawing, and industry- and discipline-specific applications, even while recognizing how computers have enabled visualizing and modeling techniques that have changed the engineering design process. Working from this modern perspective, the authors explore critical process phases such as creative thinking, product ideation, and advanced analysis, as well as problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills essential for today's engineers and technicians. In addition to numerous updates to reflect the latest technology and trends, the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text features a more streamlined presentation, with a mix of printed and online chapters and a highly modular structure that make it easy to customize coverage for specific courses or interests. New teaching and learning resources are available online as well, including a Web-based Mind Tap supplement with interactive quizzes and more than 100 multimedia animations and video clips.


  • The authors have drawn on decades of experience as professionals and educators to provide a new, more effective approach to the engineering design, highlighting visualization skills as essential to early learning and providing exposure to multiple engineering models and physical devices.
  • Each chapter opens with problems based on real-world challenges faced by today's professionals, followed by graphical solutions and a discussion of the key principles involved, providing an engaging introduction to the material based on highly practical, realistic scenarios.
  • The authors' engaging, casual writing style and a reader-friendly visual design make the text accessible and effective for students of all backgrounds and learning styles.
  • The text features a strong focus on learning and fundamental skill development, and every chapter includes numerous real-world examples to demonstrate current industry best practices and help prepare students for professional success.

About the Contributor

  • Dennis K. Lieu

    Dennis K. Lieu is professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was formerly the associate dean of student affairs. He also received his B.S., M.S., and D.Eng. in mechanical engineering from U.C. Berkeley. After working for six years as a design engineer in industry, he returned to his alma mater to join its faculty. Professor Lieu has taught engineering graphics for over 25 years and has been a member of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for 23 years. His research interests are in the design of electro-mechanical machines and the design of sports equipment, and he is the author or co-author of numerous articles on engineering graphics education. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Phi Beta Kappa, as well as a recipient of the University of California Distinguished Teaching Award and the Orthogonal Medal awarded by North Carolina State University, for his contributions to engineering graphics education.

  • Sheryl A. Sorby

    Sheryl A. Sorby is a professor of engineering education at The Ohio State University. She previously served as associate dean for academic programs and department chair of engineering fundamentals at Michigan Technological University. Professor Sorby received the Sharon Keillor award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), recognizing outstanding women engineering faculty. She was also the recipient of the Betty Vetter research award through the Women in Engineering Program Advocates Network (WEPAN), for her work in improving the success of women engineering students through the development of a spatial skills course. She has received the Engineering Design Graphics Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award from ASEE as well, and she serves the organization as associate editor of advances in engineering education.

Table of Contents

Printed Chapters.
1. An Introduction to Graphical Communication in Engineering.
2. Sketching.
3. Visualization.
4. Creativity and the Design Process.
5. Solid Modeling.
6. Assembly Modeling.
7. Design Analysis.
8. Orthogonal Projection and Multiview Representation.
9. Pictorials and Perspective Views.
10. Section Views.
11. Auxiliary Views.
12. Dimensioning.
13. Tolerancing.
14. Working Drawings.
Electronic Chapters.
15. Working in a Team Environment.
16. Fabrication Processes.
17. Advanced Visualization Techniques.
18. Fasteners.
19. Technical and Engineering Animation.
20. Topological Maps and GIS.
21. Information Graphics: Presentation of Data.

New to this Edition

  • The Second Edition features a more concise, streamlined presentation for greater convenience and affordability. Chapters in the printed text focused on essential information for each topic, while several additional chapters are available online with expanded coverage, examples, and exercises.
  • The authors have added new end-of-chapter exercises for most chapters to help students better assess their understanding and hone their mastery of the material. New topics covered in the Second Edition include stress analysis, thermodynamics, and kinematics, as well as an even stronger focus on real-world applications.
  • A new, Web-based MindTap supplement provides convenient access to a wealth of teaching and learning resources, including more than 100 multimedia animations and video clips related to static illustrations in the text, interactive quizzes for every chapter, and more.


Teacher Components

  • MindTap® Drafting, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Lieu/Sorby's Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design  (ISBN-10: 1305119495 | ISBN-13: 9781305119499)
    MindTap™ Drafting for Lieu/Sorby's Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design, 2nd Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage.
    Price = 106.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Drafting, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305501640 | ISBN-13: 9781305501645)
    Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by your institution--facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.
    Price = 106.00

Student Supplements

  • MindTap® Drafting, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Lieu/Sorby's Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design  (ISBN-10: 1305119495 | ISBN-13: 9781305119499)
    It’s 1 AM, there are 20 tabs open on your computer, you lost your flashcards for the test, and you’re so tired you can’t even read. It’d be nice if someone came up with a more efficient way of studying. Luckily, someone did. With a single login for Lieu/Sorby’s MindTap® Drafting for VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND GRAPHICS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN, 2nd Edition you can connect with your instructor, organize coursework, and have access to a range of study tools, including e-book and apps all in one place! Manage your time and workload without the hassle of heavy books: the MindTap Reader keeps all your notes together, lets you print the material, and will even read text out loud. Access to this product is valid for 12 months of usage. Need extra practice? Find pre-populated flashcards with the MindTap Mobile App, as well as quizzes and important course alerts. Want to know where you stand? Use the Progress app to track your performance in relation to other students.
    Price = 106.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Drafting, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305501640 | ISBN-13: 9781305501645)
    This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Trades resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.
    Price = 106.00

Alternate Formats

Choose the Format that Best Fits Your Student's Budget and Course Goals

  • MindTap 2 Terms (12 Months) + Bound Book
    ISBN-10: 1337191876 | ISBN-13: 9781337191876
    Price = $226.25