This course introduces computer-aided design methods using AutoCAD software. It covers drawing techniques and terminology using ANSI standards, text creation and editing, dimensioning, AutoCAD menus, file management, plotting, and drawing and display commands. Other AutoCAD commands include model space and layout, viewports, polylines, and use of attributes. NOTE: Students can take any design course after successful completion of AutoCAD Fundamentals. Design courses are DRAF 1200, DRAF 1400, DRAF 2200, and DRAF 2400.
This course presents dimensioning techniques that apply to manufactured products. It introduces geometric dimensioning and tolerancing used in the selection and application of dimensions. Students use the micrometer, caliper, and other precise measuring instruments to measure actual manufactured products. They examine fits and allowances and current ANSI standards. Students complete lab assignments using CAD software.
This course provides an understanding of the features and functions of Inventor software. It examines principles of solids modeling and parametric design and covers complex part modeling techniques, drawing view creating and editing, and assembly modeling. Students also learn annotations, dimensions, tables, and bills of material. This is a hands-on, project-based course.
This course examines the design process as it relates to manufactured products. Students also examine the materials and processes found in the manufacturing industry. They study the properties and processing of metals, including machining, welding, forging, casting, and forming. Working with prototypes is emphasized as well. Drawings are completed using the CAD system.
Students use SolidWorks, a parametric solid modeling and rendering software, to model parts, drawings, and assemblies. Topics include sweep, loft, extrude, and revolve. The course also features top-down assembly modeling. This is a hands-on, project-based course.
Students complete detail and assembly drawings on the CAD system with regard to the numerous design considerations found in machine controls, power transmissions, seals, gears, and mechanical linkages. They look at design considerations as they pertain to mechanisms that change speed and movement of various industrial machines. Students use CAD software to draw, design, and analyze the mechanisms.
This course examines the principles of solids modeling and parametric design using Creo (Pro/ENGINEER)software. It also covers the understanding of part modeling, assembling modeling, management, and troubleshooting. The course includes views, assembly drawings, dimension and notes, tables, symbols, bills of material, and drawings of complex assemblies. This is a hands-on, project-based course.
This course is a comprehensive study of the principles of the design for jigs and fixtures, dies and gages. It examines the study of tool steel and other materials. Students explore use of standard components, vendor catalogs, handbooks, and the CAD system.
This course permits instruction in special content areas not included in other courses in the Mechanical Design Technology program.
This internship provides students the opportunity to apply their knowledge, learn new techniques, and get on-the-job training at an approved work site. To develop an internship to meet their academic and career goals, interested students must contact program faculty or the appropriate academic dean. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.