CAD 190 Advanced Computer Aided Drafting-Introduction to SolidWorks (2.5)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Overview of extending CAD-based graphics into 3-dimensional parametric modeling, realistic rendering, animation of assemblies, and exploded views. Introduction to related software (such as SolidWorks and Inventor). Experience creating a computer-generated physical 3D model using a state-of-the-art 3D printer.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Evaluate the flexible and analytical advantages of 3D modeling using a 3D parametric modeling software (such as SolidWorks, Inventor).
- Outcome 2: Create 2D sketches and develop them into 3D parametric models.
- Outcome 3: Create 3D assemblies from several solid components, and exploded views of the assemblies.
- Outcome 4: Produce still renderings with materials, as well as animations depicting parts in motion.
- Outcome 5: Compose a printed sheet of various views and shadings of a 3D model, displayed at a specific scale, with explanatory titles and notes.
- Outcome 6: Construct a physical 3D model generated by computer graphics using a state-of-the-art 3D printer.
- Outcome 7: Assess the value of rapid prototyping using a 3D printer.
- Outcome 8: Analyze mechanical relationships between parts using the unique advantages of computer graphic visualization as well as the constraints the software imposes by logical rules.
- Outcome 9: Assess the potential benefit of stress analysis using 3D parametric modeling software.
- Outcome 10: Solve mechanical relationship problems using 3D parametric modeling software.
- Outcome 11: Compare the benefits of a parametric 3D modeling software versus other types of 3D-capable softwares (such as AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max Design, etc.).
- Outcome 12: Design 3D parts and use 3D parametric modeling software to assist in the evaluation of their feasibility and interactive relationships.