Introduces Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques. Topics include: general computer operations, basic file management procedures, basic three-dimensional (3-D) solid modeling techniques, preparation of sketches for modeling, creating orthographic drawings, auxiliaries, sectioning, application of dimensions techniques, and assembly.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Use of computer: file system, hardware and software
- The CAD environment
- Organize feature management structures (tree etc.)
- Opening CAD programs, manipulating, and saving files
- Introduction to Part Design
- Exploring dress-up features
- Drawing part Design
- Assembly modeling
- Creating orthographic, section, and auxiliary views of a part
- Demonstrate proper use of Computer Aided Drafting equipment.
- Use 3D Solid Modeling software to create models
- Create orthographic drawings from 3D models
- Demonstrate proper file management procedures
- Prepare sketches for modeling
- Edit and update sketches related to 3D solid models
- Create part drawings using a variety of construction methods
- Use and control accuracy enhancement tools
- Change geometry utilizing editing commands
- Identify, create, and place appropriate orthographic, auxiliary and section views
Assessment and Requirements
All students will be required to complete a set of competencies measured through drawings, tests, written assignments, and achieving a cumulative average of 60% or above.