Book Description: Exploring Drafting has been extensively revised to provide improved and expanded CAD drafting content, while retaining its strong emphasis on drafting fundamentals and basic drafting techniques. It introduces the basic drawing practices and skills used by drafters. Designed for introductory drafting students at any instructional level, this textbook teaches the fundamentals used to create drawings. It shows students how to apply sketching methods, line conventions, and industry standards to solve drawing problems. The book provides instruction on geometric constructions, orthographic views, dimensioning, pictorial drawing, pattern development, and computer-aided drafting (CAD). It introduces students to common drafting tools and the basic applications of CAD. This textbook emphasizes the importance of learning basic manual skills before progressing to CAD applications. Coverage addresses the practices and techniques used in a variety of different drafting disciplines, including mechanical drafting, architectural drafting, electrical and electronics drafting, welding drafting, and graphic design. Numerous examples of drawings from industry are presented in this heavily illustrated text.