M E C H A N I C A L     E N G I N E E R I N G




E 28 - Engineering Design Graphics



Engineering sketching and drawing. Conventions, computer graphics, and modeling. The fundamentals of orthographic projection, with applications. Classical descriptive geometry, 3-D drawing. Wireframe modeling, surface modeling, solids modeling, parametric modeling. Graphical analysis, empirical equations, the documentation and presentation of engineering information. Introduction to spreadsheets. This course will introduce and emphasize the use of CAD on the computer workstation as the major graphical analysis and design tool. A group design project is required. 3 units.

Lectures: MW 8-9, 105 Northgate Hall


  • sec. 101: W 3-5, 2105 Etcheverry Hallsec. 102: W 3-5, 2107 Etcheverry Hall        sec. 103: Th 3-5, 2105 Etcheverry Hall
  • sec. 104: Th 3-5, 2107 Etcheverry Hall
  • sec. 105: Fr 3-5, 2105 Etcheverry Hall
  • sec. 106: Fr 3-5, 2107 Etcheverry Hall

GSI's: Rebecca Richkus (head), Robert Duck, Peter Sedivec    

  • GSI Office Hours: TBA

Reader: Shuang Song   

  • Reader Office Hours: TBA


  • Lieu, D.K., Graphics Interactive CD, Irwin Publishers, 1997. Required. Graphics Interactive is a CD which can be played on a PC computer equipped with a CD player. The bare recommended minimum computer requirements are a Pentium processor, 16 Mb Ram, sound card, 32 bit graphics accelerator, Windows '95 operating system, and a 6X CD player if you plan to play the CD directly from the CD player. For optimum performance, it is recommended that you load the software completely onto the hard disk. The program will take around 300 Mb of space. For your convenience, the half of the computers in rooms 2105 and 2107 Etcheverry Hall have been configured to run the CD from an 8X CD player. To hear the audio paortion of the CD, you must bring your own headphones (of the "Walkman" type). The remaining machines in rooms 2105 and 2107 Etcheverry Hall have also been configured run the CD, but with less performance since these machines have CD players that are only 2X. To improve the video performance, the audio portion of the CD may be muted. Do not load the CD onto the hard disk of the lab machines. The lab machines do not have enough spare disk space.
    • The CD was made to precisely follow the lectures for approximately ½ of the class. With the CD, there will be no need to take notes in class for the first half of the course.
  • Bertoline, G.R, Weibe, E.N., Miller, C.L., Nasman, L.O., Technical Graphics Communication, Irwin Publishers, 2nd Edition, 1997. Required

Reference Books:

  • M.C. Hawk, Theory and Problems of Descriptive Geometry, Schaum's Outline Series, McGraw Hill, 1962. 
  • A variety of good manuals on AutoCAD are available from the many bookstores around campus, and may be used as reference material for those with little or no AutoCAD experience.



15 weeks of lecture. Open laboratories and discussion sections. Weekly homework assignments. One group design project. Two midterm examinations. One final examination.The midterm examinations are scheduled for Friday, 2 October, and Friday, 6 November. The first examination will be administered from 8 - 9 am in room 105 Northgate Hall. A portion of the second examination will include the use of AutoCAD, and will be administered in the Etcheverry Hall CAD laboratories between 3 - 6 pm for the Friday laboratory sections, 4 - 7 pm for all Thursday laboratory sections, and 6 - 9 pm for all Wednesday laboratory sections. A similar format will be used for the final examination, which is 3 hours in length. The final exam will be held on Thursday, 10 December (Exam Group 4), and will be administered from 6 am - 12 noon on that day. Availability for lectures, laboratories, and all examinations is required for enrollment in the class.



Homework sets will be assigned in lecture on Wednesdays and will be due on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of the following week (before the beginning of your assigned laboratory session). Completed homework sets are to be submitted before 2:00 pm in the labeled boxes located on the south wall of the 3rd floor of Etcheverry Hall. Corrected homework sets will be returned at the same location. Approximately 3 - 5 problems will be assigned each week. Solutions will be posted in the display cases on the second floor of Etcheverry Hall, and will be on two hour reserve in the Engineering Library at the Bechtel Center. Late homework will be marked off by 50% and will not be accepted one week beyond the due date.



Laboratories begin with the first week of class. The laboratories have an "open" format. For the first 2 weeks of class, you must attend the laboratory originally assigned to you. You may forfeit your enrollment in the class if you are absent from both the laboratory and the lecture during the first week of class. After your enrollment is confirmed, attendance in laboratory sections is optional. You may also attend any lab section you wish, depending on machine availability. Students who are actually enrolled for a particular section have priority for machine use during that section's time. There will be dates when you will be required to attend the laboratory section in which you are officially enrolled (i.e. for enrollment, examinations, and project group organization). The purpose of the laboratory sections is to provide a forum where students can discuss, and receive assistance with, lecture and homework material with the instructors and other students. At the beginning of each lab session, the GSI's will usually present a short review of the week's lecture material, and provide useful hints for CAD work. Although laboratory attendance is not required, it is highly recommended.The computers in the design laboratories are available for use except when a class is in session. The use schedule is enclosed. The building is locked at 5:00 PM and on weekends, however, students enrolled in the class can access the building with a card key. The laboratories are locked at all times, and are accessible only with a card key. Card keys will be available from your GSI during the first week of class, and thereafter from Mr. Joey Cruz in room 2115 Etcheverry Hall. There is a fee of $30 (of which $15 is refundable) for card keys.The CAD workstations in rooms 2105 and 2107 Etcheverry Hall are provided for student use in this, and other, courses. The 30 student stations in each laboratory (60 stations total) are networked to a fileserver and a printserver, which operate the output devices. Each student station has an Intel Pentium P-90 processor with a Triton chipset, a 64-bit graphics accelerator, 32 Mbytes of RAM, a 16-bit sound card, 2X or 8X CD reader, and a 850 Mbyte hard disk. The display is a 15" Viewsonic ES monitor. Each student is required to obtain at least five 2.0 Mbyte (1.44 Mbyte formatted) 3.5" floppy disks, for file tranfer and back-up. Most homework assignments will require the use of the computer workstation. This equipment is irreplaceable and must not be abused. More advanced PC's are available for use in 2109 Etcheverry Hall, however these machines may have high usage by students from other courses. The client machines in the laboratories are networked to a fileserver, where personal files may be stored. Each student will receive a login and a password, and approximately 100 MB of file storage space on the fileserver. The software used for this course is AutoDesk AutoCAD, Release 13, for computer-assisted-drawing, and AutoDesk Mechanical Desktop for surface, solids, and parametric modeling. The machines in room 2109 Etcheverry Hall have AutoCAD Version 13 installed on them. Files created with Release 13 are not downward compatible with Release 12, unless they are specifically saved as a Release 12 file. If you have an IBM compatible computer available to you outside the laboratory, a student version of AutoCAD, version 12, is available from a bookstore for a reasonable price. AutoCAD Version 13 is also available for purchase, but will be more expensive. In addition to CAD software, the stations will have MS WORD for word processing, MS EXCEL for spreadsheet analysis, and Netscape NAVIGATOR for Internet access.If problems are encountered with a machine, place a note under the keyboard describing the problem, and move to another machine. Fill out and submit an incident report sheet (found on the bulletin board in each room), otherwise the instructors have no way of knowing that a machine is down. Keep the room secure, do not allow unauthorized access. Please notify one of the instructors or campus security of any suspicious persons or events in, or near, the design laboratory. Theft of computer equipment and personal property has been a problem in the Labs.


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20% Homework and Laboratory

20% Project10% Midterm Examination #1 (1 hr.)25% Midterm Examination #2 (3 hrs.)

25% Final Examination (3 hrs.)




Office Hours: TTH 10-12 and by appointment


5128 Etcheverry Hall  phone: (510) 642-4014     fax: (510) 642-5599

2116 Etcheverry Hall Berkeley, CA, 94720-1740 (510) 643-5281