Advanced 3D CADD w/SolidWorks (SPDI-490)
Parametric, three-dimensional solid modeling is the premiere design tool used around the world to create innovative product designs. This course focuses on developing the techniques necessary to model complex parts, surfaces and assemblies, as well as the problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary to generate effective rapid prototyping strategies. Greater attention will be given to the creation of sheet metal parts; the application of virtual stress analysis; and the generation of industry standard engineering drawings. An emphasis will be placed on using design tables and parametric databases to develop part and feature libraries. A greater focus will also be placed on the generation of ANSI and ISO standard Working Drawings and Exploded Assembly Drawings. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD &T) techniques and standards will also be covered. The skills and techniques taught in this course are transferrable to any parametric, three-dimensional design software.
Faculty: Christopher Charles Gray
Start/End Date: May 19, 2014 - July 25, 2014
Instructional Method: Blended - Partially On-Line