COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN

CAD 181 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING

This is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of two-dimensional drawing using AutoCAD software. Topics include file management, the drawing environment, basic drawing and editing commands, multi-view object representation, text creation, dimensioning, and section views.

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

CAD 183 - ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN

This course will introduce computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) software designed for the utilization in the field of architecture. By Using CAD software, students will learn to generate professional quality two-dimensional drawings and details. Ultimately by using multiple software packages, students will explore three-dimensional modeling, culminating in the creation of realistic color renderings of buildings and furnishings.

Prerequisite: CAD 181

Pre- or Co-requisite: ARCH 271, MATH 103 (minimum) or permission of instructor

2 credits (1 lecture hour, two laboratory hours), fall semester

CAD 184 - COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING FOR MECHANICAL DESIGN

A comprehensive introduction to two-dimensional drafting techniques. Topics include file management, drawing environment and coordinate systems, geometry construction and modification, inquiry techniques, text, dimensioning, sectional views, blocking and assembly drawing. Emphasis is placed on accuracy of object geometry construction.

Co-requisite: DRFT 151 or permission of instructor

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours), fall semester

CAD 186 – 3D PARAMETRIC SOLID MODELING

Utilization of 3D parametric modeling software to develop and document mechanical part component and assembly models. Topics include the parametric model concept, dimensional and geometric constraints, feature-based modeling techniques, fits in assembly, and plotting dimensioned multiview drawings. Emphasis is placed on model integrity and documentation.

Prerequisite CAD 184 or permission of instructor

2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

CAD 288 – ADVANCED SOLID MODELING

Advanced parametric solid modeling concepts and applications. Topics include solid modeling with 3D sketches, surface modeling, functional assembly modeling, simple mold design, sheet metal modeling, fasteners, visualization and animation tools, kinematic motion analysis, static stress analysis, and dimensioning with geometric tolerances. Emphasis is placed on model integrity and documentation.

Prerequisite: CAD 186, DRFT 252

2 credit hours (4 laboratory hours), spring semester