Why is technical drawing important in engineering

Drawing in mechanical engineering?

Yumen  📅 21.08.2010 12:44:34
Drawing in mechanical engineering?
Good Morning,
i'm planning to study mechanical engineering and would like to know how many characters there are from someone who is doing this. I've always been good at maths and physics, but I can't draw at all, my whole family does something artistic, from blacksmith to musician to painter, everything included, but I wasn't blessed with it, I only get along with numbers.

How heavy is the area? Do you have to have a lot of signs?

LG yum
Renate  📅 21.08.2010 12:56:23
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
Drawing is not painting and an affinity to numbers, precise work should be much more important in your desired course of study.
blubb123df  📅 21.08.2010 12:58:55
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
you don't draw a landscape at sunset free-hand, but with a ruler, angle measure, etc. precisely measured or even standardized components on a scale
hello_wake!  📅 21.08.2010 16:12:39
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
Jumen wrote:
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> I intend to study mechanical engineering and would
> I would like to know how from someone who is currently doing this
> there are a lot of characters.
> How heavy is the area? Do you have to have a lot of signs?


mechanical engineering is all about "technical drawing", i.e. with a drawing program.
is very easy to learn and use these days
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
I thought we didn't have to draw much, friends of mine had to draw a lot more for the same module ... but as my pre-posters already say: nothing free hand only with a ruler and you don't have to be very creative at first.
Fairytale for skilled workers  📅 24.08.2010 14:26:41
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
hello_wake! wrote:
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> Jumen wrote:
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> -----
>> I plan to study mechanical engineering and
> would
>> like to know from someone who is currently doing this
> like
>> there are a lot of characters.
>> How heavy is the area? You have to do a lot
> Sign?
>
>
> mechanical engineering is about "technical drawing",
> So with a drawing program.
> Nowadays it's child's play to learn and
> apply


Depends on the CAD program. But first you have to learn to draw / read drawings anyway. But you should bring some talent with you, precisely because most positions in mechanical engineering involve design tasks, many even exclusively. In other words, those who have no fun in technical drawing / construction or who have moderate grades are very limited when choosing a job in mechanical engineering. One should consider. There is of course still the possibility of sales, but as a talent you need very good social skills and unspoken (because of discrimination) good looks + balanced body length.
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
Well I think Jumen is more concerned about hand drawing. The CAD is actually just math again ...
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
What is commonly referred to as "drawing" is something you don't have to be able to do in mechanical engineering. Here it really only depends on the use of pencil and ruler and even that you only do for about 2-3 semesters in a few, selected subjects. What you learned under geometry at school is completely sufficient.

Later in the course of your studies you will be reminded of the fact that it is still good to be able to sketch, but believe me - of my remaining 500-600 fellow students (8th semester), an estimated 50 can join freehand with a pen. The rest of the time rely on the ruler if necessary.
Most of them are faster when designing with a PC.

So that should be the least of your worries!

Best regards and success at the beginning of your studies,
Antje
hello-awake!  📅 26.08.2010 12:28:42
Re: drawing in mechanical engineering?
PapayaColada wrote:
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> The CAD is actually just math again ...

what is "math" about CAD?
just have to learn the drawing program favored at the university (there are courses) and be able to APPLY, that's all
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