Chapter 5

Communication for Engineers

Abstract

This chapter examines the different means of communication available to engineers, from reports to drawings, and offers guidelines on how to optimise clarity in communication as well as how to follow correct convention in drawing and solid imaging. It covers in some detail typical errors in layout, dimensioning and parts list generation.

Keywords

Communication

Accuracy

Clarity

Layout guidelines

Drawing check list

Common errors

Pats Lists

5.1 Communication Overview

“I am an engineer, not a communicator.” To the contrary—to be an engineer is to be a communicator. To be a design engineer is to be an exceptional communicator. Clear communication leads to effective solutions. Design engineers solve problems in situations ...

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