The Seventh Edition of Engineering Graphics continues to offer the best coverage of basic graphics principles available. Edition after edition, this text serves as the authoritative source on the subject. With this new edition, we have acted upon the requests of over 20 reviewers to improve certain aspects of the book while preserving its core presentation. In particular, the new edition features: Greatly increased coverage of design process in chapter 14. This chapter now includes coverage of 3-D Solid Modeling, and Parametric or Constraint-based modeling. Thoroughly revised chapter on manufacturing processes Over 50 new problems Material on Instrumental Drawing and Lettering condensed to one chapter. New coverage of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Extensive updating of text graphics to comply to most recent ANSI standards New "Graphics Spotlight" feature that highlights a particular use of graphics in industry. Decrease in overall size of book Free CD contains eliminated chapters on Graphics and Diagrams and Alignment Charts as well as over 40 animations of graphics concepts. Updated web site http:/www.prenhall.com/giesecke includes even more questions for review New Instructors supplements Instructor's Manual by Tom Kane includes teaching tips and extra quiz questions, as well as a new CD-ROM with answer files for over 450 Giesecke drawing problems. The problems are in both dwg and dwf form for easy electronic access and display. This CD also includes pdf files of all art in the text for quick integration in course web pages.Giesecke, Frederick E. is the author of 'Engineering Graphics', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130303660 and ISBN 0130303666.