Traditionally, drawing courses in engineering curricula have been devoted to develop drawing abilities in students. In recent years, many questions about their significance in young engineer’s education have been formulated, and many institutions decided to reduce the number of drawing courses or even to eliminate them from the compulsory syllabus. This paper presents a different concept to deal with the drawing courses in mechanical engineering education. It is based on the fundamental purpose of drawing for engineers: to allow the communication of technical ideas. The new course is focused on geometrical conception and technical specification of objects and assemblies. We propose a project based methodology in order to reinforce the links between geometrical design, drawing, manufacturing, and assembly. The structure of the course is presented including examples of class activities and proposed projects. Results of the implementation of this new course are also discussed.

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