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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Engineering Graphics Technology (EG T)

EG T 114 Spatial Analysis and Computer-Aided Drafting (2) Spatial relations of applications in engineering technology with more advanced functionality of computer-aided drafting and design systems.

EG T 114 Spatial Analysis and Computer-Aided Drafting (2)

The EG T 114, Spatial Analysis and CAD course is a continuation of CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design) and an introduction to CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) with an emphasis on the state-of-the art 2-D drawing and 3-D solid modeling techniques commonly used in mechanical design and analysis of structural systems.

This course is also designed to cover spatial relations of applications in engineering technology, with more advanced functionality of computer-aided drafting and design systems.

Building on the knowledge and experience of Engineering Design from prior courses, the student will be able to: understand, create and interpret more advanced 2-D Engineering drawings; understand, create and manipulate 3-D solid models; use these two techniques in practical Engineering Design problems.

Having an understanding of computer systems, students will become proficient in the use of computers for the simulation of mechanical systems, design documentation, network storage and retrieval, and presentation technologies.
With a basic understanding of 2-D drawing software, the student will also be able to understand, create and interpret more advanced 2-D Engineering drawings, which may include auxiliary views and working drawings.

Finally, having an understanding of the Engineering Design process and a basic understanding of solid modeling software, the student will be able to understand, create and manipulate 3-D solid models and assemblies to aid in the design and documentation of simple mechanical systems.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.