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Computer Aided Design Course Descriptions

CAD110M - CAD I Fundamentals (2-2-3)

Introduces computer aided design for 2D drawings. Students will use AutoCAD®, one of the most popular computer aided design programs. Integrated CAD competencies include: model and layout space environments, prototype drawing use, coordinate input systems, 2D engineering geometry construction in model space, geometry editing and paper space drawing layout. Objects drawn are Mechanical and Architectural.

CAD113M - Applied CAD for Industry (1-3-2)

An introduction to the basic concepts and practices of producing drawings by computer- aided drafting using AutoCAD® software. Covers setting up for electronic drawing, drawing accurately, controlling the graphic display, basic drawing techniques, graphic entities and an introduction to editing. Prerequisite: WELD113M or permission of the instructor.

CAD120M - CAD II Intermediate (2-2-3)

A continuation of CAD110 to reinforce skills and learn more in-depth command operations for drawing and editing 3D wireframe models. Students will study the engineering graphics language necessary to communicate technical ideas and solve engineering problems with AutoCAD® . Objects drawn are Mechanical and Architectural. Prerequisite: CAD110M

CAD210M - CAD III Advanced (2-2-3)

Students will apply the standards, conventional drafting practices and problem- solution methods learned in CAD110M and CAD120M using AutoCAD® . Students will construct sets of working drawings (details and assemblies) in 3D, engineering solid model formats and finalize paper space drawing formats. This course will continue with concepts and commands to enhance increased productivity. Complete mechanical and architectural projects will be created. Prerequisite: CAD120M.

CAD220M - Inventor® Fundamentals (2-3-3)

This course is an introduction to Autodesk Inventor, solid modeling and parametric modeling. The course uses an exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. The lessons provide the student the basic concepts of constructing shapes to creating perceptive designs, multi-view drawings and assembly models. Other topics included are sheet metal design, motion analysis, collision and contact and stress analysis. Prerequisite: CAD110M with grade of “C” or better or permission of the instructor.

CAD225M - Design Project for Rapid Prototyping (2-6-4)

This course introduces the design process through virtual and physical prototyping. Participants will study topics fundamental to rapid prototyping and automated fabrication, including the generation of suitable CAD models, current rapid prototyping fabrication technologies, their underlying material science, the use of secondary processing and the impact of these technologies on society. The class will cover the design process, problem solving methods, interdisciplinary team work, current industrial practice and manufacturing process capabilities. The course emphasizes hands-on learning using the rapid prototyping process by the actual design and fabrication of a part. Prerequisite: CAD210M or CAD220M.

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