Computer-Aided Design (3) Computer-aided drafting and design; computer software solutions to mechanical engineering technology design problems.
MET 306 Computer-Aided Design (3)
This course is designed to be the third CAD course in a Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Students will be exposed to modeling industry specific geometry using solid and surface modeling techniques. Sheet metal modeling, tool path generation and material removal simulation for CNC operations as well as mechanism analysis are taught, Automation and optimization techniques using CAD packages are also covered in lab assignments. Students are expected to document their designs by producing industrial quality working drawings. Lecture material is directly related to the laboratory assignments and topics in understanding hardware and CAD software bench marking as well as associated costs and their relationship to the engineering design process are also covered. Experience in basic CAD modeling is required as well as a working knowledge of Statics, Dynamics and Strength of Materials. Evaluation is based on laboratory assignments, homework assignments, quizzes and a final project.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.