This post, I hope, is on-topic; the FAQ web page for this group seems to be non-traditional, but the topic does seem to qualify as "Applying technology toward human needs" (from the FAQ). Please forgive me if this post is off-topic.
I've been retasked from tech writing for a special project, creating dimensional drawings for a metal fab shop. I have Corel Draw X3 and Corel Draw 9 available to me, but have done no drafting since pencil/ compass/rule in junior high school shop class.
Not that I mind; I find the idea fascinating. However, I need a good primer on the subject.
May I ask the assembled brain trust to advise on good books which might fulfill this need, something like MECHANICAL DRAFTING FOR DUMMIES or DIMENSIONAL TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR DUMMIES?
John Bartley, author Text Messaging (SMS) emergency FAQ