Introduction to graphical communication theory, including freehand sketching techniques, geometric construction, multi-view, pictorial, sectional and auxiliary view representation and dimensioning techniques. Practical application of theoretical concepts using solid modeling software to capture design intent and generate engineering drawings. Lec/Lab.
The student, upon successful completion of this course, will have:
1. The ability to describe and utilize both the scientific and empirical foundations for engineering design
2. An understand basic geometrical relationships; parallelism, perpendicularity, angularity, co-linearity and concentricity
3. Facility with the standard units of length used in industry, inches and millimeters, and expression of fractional and decimal values. Awareness of the uses of standard and nominal sizes in industrial literature
4. The ability to use industry-standard Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to model solid objects proceeding from basic sketching techniques to the creation of solid features through the use of extrusions, cuts, rotations, patterns and sweeps.
5. A methodical and progressive use of CAD functions to capture the design intent of the solid model and to utilize parametric modeling in the creation of a solid model that can evolve with the design process.
6. The ability to create and read engineering drawings using standard views, and both Conventional and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing techniques to describe form, orientation and location accurately.