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TECHNOLOGY 311: Computer-Aided Modeling

2007-08 Catalog Data: TECH 311 Computer-Aided Modeling (3 Credits)

Catalog Description: Design process in a concurrent engineering environment, migrating from 2-D to 3-D CAD systems. Wire-frame, surface and solid modeling techniques using a popular design package, rapid prototyping.

Prerequisites: TECH 211

Co-requisites: None

Textbooks: Learning SolidWorks by Richard Lueptow and Michael Minbiole, Prentice-Hall., 2nd edition, 2004. ISBN 0-13-140974-3

Supplies required: Includes portable electronic storage device.

Instructor: Jonathon Merritt, MSIM

Learning Objectives Relational ABET Learning Objectives
Define simultaneous engineering and describe at least two models of the product design process. A. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.

B. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.

E. An ability to function effectively on teams.G. An ability to communicate effectively in writing.

H. An ability to communicate effectively orally.

L. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Create parametric models of parts and assemblies using SolidWorksTM A. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.

B. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.

D. An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.

F. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.

G. An ability to communicate effectively in writing.

M. An ability to program computers and/or utilize computer applications effectively.
Explain what is meant by rapid prototyping and apply this technology during the product design cycle. A. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.

B. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology.

F. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.

M. An ability to program computers and/or utilize computer applications effectively.

N. An ability to use modern laboratory techniques, skills, and/or equipment effectively.
Recognize different file formats that are typically enabled in a CAD system for archival and downstream applications. F. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.

 



M. An ability to program computers and/or utilize computer applications effectively.

N. An ability to use modern laboratory techniques, skills, and/or equipment effectively.

Topics:

  1. Differentiate between design models and models of the design process.
  2. Product design vocabulary: sequential engineering, simultaneous engineering, and IPPD
  3. Case studies of new product development
  4. General 3-D CAD terminology. Part modeling using SolidWorksTM
  5. Part Modeling Basics: Sketched features and placed features, sketch planes and model tree
  6. Part Modeling Continued: Extrusion, revolution, sweep and loft
  7. Part Modeling Continued: Use of design tables
  8. Assembly Modeling using SolidWorksTM
  9. Rapid prototyping technology
  10. Design for environment

Computer usage: Students will make use of the SolidWorksTM design package to create part and assembly models. They will also use a word processor to write project reports and a spreadsheet application to create design tables. Other CAD packages may be introduced to highlight specific capabilities of individual software.

Laboratory Projects: There will be two hours of computer laboratory each week. Your attendance is expected at these labs. Selected projects will require teamwork. Unannounced quizzes may be given during lab hours as well. You will be required to prepare a one-page write-up describing you work on selected assignments. All such reports should be word-processed. Students are expected to acquire a computer laboratory account from the CEET following the first class meeting in case they do not have one currently.