Acknowledgements – Machine Drawing with AutoCAD


No author can claim that his work is completed without assistance from others and this book is no exception. Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the debt of gratitude that we owe to the many persons who have made this work possible.

First we must mention the strong support of the faculty members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in completing this book. We also take this opportunity to thank the management and the faculty members of the Future Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, for their cooperation all along.

We are indebted to our students, Subhodip Roy, Rituporno Bhattacharya, Chandrakanta Bhattacharya, and S. Sundar, for their valuable assistance in creating the complicated 3-D drawings in AutoCAD, adding immense value to the content of the book.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to Anupam Ghosh for competently converting our often-unruly drafts and figures into a coherent manuscript using Adobe Illustrator.

In this connection, we wish to express our indebtedness to our editor, Thomas Mathew Rajesh. His enthusiasm and willingness to helping us in all possible ways to complete the book is sincerely appreciated.

Finally, we would like to thank some very special individuals who, through their actions and sacrifices, have had a most positive effect on our work and morale during the entire period of writing. These special individuals are, respectively, our wives, Jhilly Pohit and Rina Ghosh, and our children, Jhimkini Pohit and Rahul and Arpa Ghosh. Without their support and understanding, the book would never have come to fruition and we shall be always grateful to them.


Goutam Pohit
Goutam Ghosh