Computer Aided Drafting

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CAD 101 : Computer Aided Drafting

This course develops fundamental skills in forming, presenting, and interpreting ideas and concepts using a graphic language. The course provides practice in the use of freehand sketching and Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD) topics, including engineering geometry, orthographic projection, auxiliary and section views, fasteners and isometric pictorials. The course also covers the use of Standards, Specification and Geometric Tolerancing. Students in this course are expected to be computer literate. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Note: Utilizes Windows based software Mac versions available. Competency met: Technical Literacy (8.0) Fall, Spring, Summer.

Credits

3
  1. Produce freehand sketches of a variety of shapes and objects.
  2. Visualize three-dimensional shapes and objects and represent them with two-dimensional projections.
  3. Read and interpret engineering drawings and extract data such as surface area, volume, number of parts, etc.
  4. Utilize proper and accepted drafting techniques including dimensioning, sectioning, isometrics, orthographic projecting and tolerancing.
  5. Produce engineering drawings using AutoCAD through practical application of the software.

CAD 111 : Mechanical Design with Solidworks

This course utilizes the latest PC-based associative, parametric solid modeling software (SolidWorks) to produce three-dimensional models of mechanical objects and assemblies. Topics include sketching a part feature, providing dimensions and constraints to tie the features together, converting a sketch into a solid object, and creating and editing full assemblies. Working drawings are created from the part design, including a variety of views and dimension styles. The course continually emphasizes mechanical design principles using the CAD system. In addition, students learn the integration of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) with CAD to enhance the understanding of the design to manufacturing process. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAD 101 is recommended.

  1. Utilize Solidworks parametric solid modeling software to demonstrate various parametric modeling functions and assembly mating features.
  2. Create detail drawings following current engineering standards ANSI Y1
  3. 1 utilizing standard, detail and sectional views.
  4. Construct various student templates with standard view, completed title and revision blocks for various paper sizes.
  5. Research various mechanical processes, terminology, and products for utilization in mechanical models and assemblies.

CAD 112 : Advanced Mechanical Design with Solidworks

This course is a continuation of CAD 111. It uses the latest PC-based associative, parametric solid modeling software to produce advanced 3-D models of mechanical objects and assemblies. Topics include advanced sketching, assemblies, and dimensioning. Several Solid Works modules are used to analyze and demonstrate part and assembly design. This course continually emphasizes mechanical design principles using the CAD system. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only. Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAD 111 or permission of instructor.

  1. Utilize SolidWorks parametric solid modeling software to demonstrate advanced parametric modeling functions of more complex shapes and larger assemblies.
  2. Create detail drawings following current engineering standards ANSI Y1
  3. 1 utilizing standard, detail and sectional views.
  4. Construct various student templates with standard view, completed title and revision blocks for various paper sizes.
  5. Research advanced mechanical processes, terminology, and products for utilization in mechanical models and assemblies.
  6. Utilize SolidWorks advance assembly mating and failure analysis functions.

CAD 122 : Architectural Drawing

In this CAD-based course students will create two-dimensional drawings of residential and commercial buildings including floor plans, elevations, sections, and structural details. Contemporary and historical architectural styles and building materials will be integrated into the production of quality drawings that meet current industry standards. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software Mac versions available. Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

  1. Identify features of buildings that suggest the buildings belong to common architectural styles.
  2. Prepare floor plans, elevations and cross sections of residential and commercial buildings using Autodesk software (AutoCAD).
  3. Create drawings of architectural details using AutoCAD.
  4. Plot AutoCAD files to standard architectural scales.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use an architectural scale to confirm and determine dimensions.

CAD 125 : 3D Architecture, Building, and Landscape Design

This course provides students with an understanding of all phases of architectural and construction design using parametric CAD software (AutoDesk Revit). Topics include building components and structures, interior designing, site features, landscaping, rendering, and walkthroughs. Scheduling and cost estimation are also introduced. Two lecture and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only. Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAD 101 with a grade of C or better.

  1. Utilize parametric CAD software (Autodesk Revit) demonstrating an understanding of the software commands.
  2. Produce renderings of the interior design of a building, landscaping and site features.
  3. Create CAD walkthroughs and drawings of a building showing the structural components of the building.
  4. Plot CAD drawings to industry standard scales.
  5. Prepare simple cost estimates and construction schedules for building projects.

CAD 128 : Civil Drafting and Design

This course deals with the concepts of plan scales, bearings, latitudes and departures, property descriptions, contour lines, profiles, highway layout, earthwork cut-and-fill, and runoff analysis. This course includes a laboratory/field component and students are required to complete a CAD based site design project. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only. Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

  1. Interpret civil engineering maps, plans and terminology.
  2. Generate plot plans from property descriptions using Autodesk software (AutoCAD).
  3. Create site plans using Autodesk software (AutoCAD).
  4. Plot AutoCAD files to standard civil engineering scales.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to use a civil engineering scale to confirm and determine measurements.

CAD 172 : Mechanical Design using Inventor

This course develops fundamental mechanical engineering design skills for the creative solution to problems associated with the production of useful devices. Application of Computer Aided Design software (AutoDesk Inventor) includes sketching, three-dimensional models and assemblies, drawing views, dimensioning, and both standard and geometric tolerancing. The course investigates the selection and modeling of common mechanical components and the use of finite element analysis. Students are required to complete an independent mechanical design project. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only. Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CAD 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

  1. Perform the steps involved in the mechanical design process and importance of graphics and geometry to the solution.
  2. Utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to accomplish the following tasks to:
  3. Model & view three-dimensional objects from any point of view (angle and scale).
  4. Utilize three-dimensional models to create working manufacturing drawings including; Orthographic views with dimensions, Auxiliary, Detail, Section and other common drawing views and Annotated Assembly drawings.
  5. Use design formulas & libraries of common mechanical components to generate mechanisms more efficiently.
  6. Define dimensional tolerances (including geometric dimensioning & tolerancing) based on part function & economical manufacture.
  7. Define Finite Element Analysis and the associated design processes used for to ensure safe & reliable component loadings & operation.

CAD 211 : Computer Aided Manufacturing

This course is a hands-on computer-aided manufacturing course. Students will utilize the latest PC-based industrial CAM software to produce Computer Numerical Control machine tool programs for a CNC mill and CNC lathe. The students will learn to use the CAM software to select tools, enter part geometry, and convert screen graphics into a CNC program. Topics include creating programs for milling and turning operations (ID and OD turning, threading, grooving, and back turning), communication between program and machine, and editing models to improve software utilization. In addition, the student will learn the integration of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with CAM to enhance the understanding of the design to manufacturing process. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only. Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

  1. Utilize parametric solid modeling Computer Aided Manufacturing software (CAMWorks) to analyze model features, determine cutting parameters, select tooling, and generate computer numerical codes.
  2. Demonstrate proper set-up, download of computer numerical code, and first piece prove out procedures for the in Fanuc Vertical Milling and Turning machine centers.
  3. Generate manufacturing documentations consisting of tool list, operation sheets and drawings.
  4. Demonstrate safe machine shop practices per OSHA and Industrial standards.