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CAD 246 - Parametric CAD I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Parametric solid model CAD basics will be taught. Parametric concepts with design intent will be covered. Solid CAD models will be built and edited. Mechanical assemblies will be created. Part and assembly drawings with part lists will be created and plotted.
Prerequisite: CAD 152 , CAD 240 , CAD 182  and MAT 773  
Competencies
  1. Discuss parametric design.
    1. Discuss what solid modeling is.
    2. Discuss what parametric design is.
  2. Discuss parametric CAD system fundamentals.
    1. Examine the screen layout.
    2. Examine the main menu.
    3. Examine menu structures.
    4. Examine coordinate system.
    5. Examine file naming.
    6. Examine file management.
    7. Examine operating environment settings.
    8. Examine setting up a configuration file.
    9. Examine on-line documentation.
  3. Examine the parametric design cycle.
    1. Discuss design concepts and intent.
    2. Examine part functionalities.
    3. Examine assembly functionalities.
    4. Examine drawing functionalities.
  4. Discuss parametric CAD construction fundamentals.
    1. Discuss construction of parts.
    2. Discuss construction of assemblies.
    3. Discuss construction of drawings.
    4. Examine modifying objects.
    5. Discuss object associativity.
    6. Discuss parametric feature relations.
    7. Examine design datums and axis.
    8. Discuss creating geometry.
    9. Examine linear dimensions.
  5. Examine parametric CAD dimensioning.
    1. Examine linear dimensions.
    2. Examine diameter dimensions.
    3. Examine radial dimensions.
    4. Examine angular dimensions.
  6. Utilize a parametric 2-dimensional sketcher.
    1. Discuss construction feature creation.
    2. Discuss use of datum planes.
    3. Discuss parent/child hierarchy.
    4. Discuss feature attributes.
    5. Discuss blind or through features.
    6. Discuss single features.
    7. Discuss pattern features.
    8. Discuss linear, radial, coaxial or on point features.
    9. Discuss modifying features.
    10. Discuss deleting features.
    11. Discuss suppressing features.
    12. Discuss using layers.
    13. Examine sketching tools.
    14. Examine sketch regeneration.
    15. Examine sketcher assumptions.
    16. Create cross-sections.
    17. Modify cross-sections.
    18. Examine creating sketches for features.
    19. Examine troubleshooting un-regenerated sections.
  7. Examine editing dimensional sizes.
    1. Discuss edits in model space.
    2. Examine re-defining a sketch.
    3. Examine dimension relations.
  8. Discuss part design.
    1. Examine part design philosophy.
    2. Discuss part set up.
    3. Examine base features.
    4. Examine dimensioning schemes.
    5. Determine features.
    6. Add feature relations.
    7. Examine parent/child relationships.
    8. Display layer(s) and datum plane(s).
    9. Display mass properties.
  9. Examine assembly fundamentals.
    1. Examine assembly design philosophy.
    2. Set-up assembly and assemble parts.
    3. Apply assembly constraints.
    4. Perform assembly modifications.
    5. Create assemblies and sub-assemblies.
  10. Describe drawing fundamentals.
    1. Create a drawing.
    2. Create drawing views.
    3. Display dimensions.
    4. Manipulate dimensions.
    5. Create and modify notes and drawing text.
    6. Create assembly drawings that include parts lists and notes.
  11. Examine plotting.
    1. Discuss plotting to a file.
    2. Plot a drawing.
  12. Review rapid prototype creation.
    1. Create prototype part.



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