Blueprint Reading Basics Instructor's Resource Kit

Blueprint Reading Basics Instructor's Resource Kit

Note to Educators

Charles A. Gillis


This is soley the Instructor's Resource Kit on CD-ROM.
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Note: There is no ebook version of this product; there is one of the main text.



Warren Hammer’s Hammer's Blueprint Reading Basics, 4th Edition, has been a bestselling classic for nearly two decades, revered for its ease of understanding and for giving readers opportunities to practice what they learned. In the 4th Edition, new author Charles Gillis has updated the entire package, replacing ALL figures with CAD-generated artwork, adding new illustrations, representing metric drawing practices alongside English, and including content from drawing standards such as Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Engineering Drawing Practices, Welding Symbols, Orthographic and Pictorial Views, Surface Texture, Undimensioned Drawings, and Types and Applications of Engineering Drawings, among others.


Designed to accompany the new 4th Edition, this extensive Instructor's Resource Kit includes:

  • Over 600 PowerPoint presentation slides for using the book in the classroom. The arrangement mirrors the book and can be customized by instructors.
  • Blueprint Reading Course Recommended Syllabus and Lesson Plans, to be customized to suit each instructor's needs.
  • PDFs of Selected Figures and Tables.
  • PDFs of Review Questions and Answers.
  • PDFs of Worksheet Problems and Solutions.

Note: Adobe® Reader or Acrobat, Microsoft® PowerPoint, and Microsoft® Word are needed to effectively view and use all of the contents of this CD.

While we do not send out review copies of this CD-ROM, qualified instructors can request selected examples by filling out our Online Exam Copy Request Form, and specifying this request.

Charles Gillis has over 22 years of machine design experience. He is a mechanical design engineer for the Procter & Gamble Company. For the last eight years, he has taught WPI’s Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing courses. He is also a contributing author to Machine Designer’s Reference, published by Industrial Press.

Warren Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics has been a bestselling classic for nearly 2 decades, but it is out of date in terms of illustrations, inclusion of calculations for a global audience, and standards.

For information on the contents of this CD-ROM, as well as example files, please email