Computer Aided Design
Introduction to Engineering Drawing (CAD 101)
This course introduces students to principles of technical drawings in the context of mechanical engineering field. It covers subjects such as sketching tools, 2D and 3D views, Dimensions, Tolerance, Symbols and Standards of Engineering drawings. Students learn to represent a solid object in its three basic views in addition to converting existing 3 views into perspective (Isometric– Diametric) views. Drafting standards, paper sizes, borders and blocks are introduced. Upon successful completion of this course student will be able to interpret the intention of the design engineer by recognizing the language and symbols that are regulated by standard associations.
This course is designed for individuals seeking a profession in mechanical engineering field at the level of a technician, technologist or skilled worker. General Machinists, Tool and Die Makers, Mold Makers, CNC Programmers, Millwrights, Mechanical Maintenance Technicians, Consumer Product Designers, Machine Tool Designers, Technology Hobbyists and Prototype Developers require this introductory course to pursue and succeed in their relevant industrial fields.
- Brief review of various engineering principles.
- Drawing sheet sizes, standards, borders and title block.
- Point, Line, Curve, Surface and Solid properties.
- Right hand rule and 3 view projections.
- Dimensions, Tolerances and basic GD&T notations.
- Isometric, Diametric and Perspective representations of a solid object.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify symbols and interpolate standard notations for variety of engineering drawings
- Sketch and properly dimension 3 views of simple parts from 3D solid models
- Construct simple isometric views from 3 view projections.
- Collect relative information, interpolate and properly analyse contents of a typical drawing.
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