Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)

CAD-110  Introduction to Parametric Solid Modeling  (2)  

Covers basic operations for creating drawings and assemblies. Uses a software platform called Solidworks. Allows for some self-paced work, but students are required to complete instructor-led demonstrations and additional exercises outside the text. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Pre/corequisite: Take CSC-116 or IND-156.

CAD-140  Parametric Solid Modeling I  (3)  

Extends the skills with Solidworks covered in Intro to Parametric Modeling. Focuses on Solidworks advanced features of the software useful to the design/manufacturing workplace. Covers advanced topics in assembly modeling, sheet metal modeling, 3-D drawing annotations, Weldments, Introductory FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and Solidworks electric as time allows. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CAD-110.

CAD-141  Parametric Solid Modeling II  (3)  

Introduces the fundamentals of drafting, such as graphic language and vocabulary, orthographic projection, drawing layouts, section views, title blocks and dimensioning. Familiarizes students with the tools and techniques of the trade. Covers the basic concepts of creating engineering drawings that are submitted to be manufactured. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take IND-156 or CSC-116.

CAD-147  Parametric Solid Modeling III  (3)  

Extends the skills with ProE covered in PSMII. Focuses on ProE's sheet metal module and some of the other advanced features of the software useful to the design/manufacturing workplace. Covers advanced topics in modeling in assembly mode, PDM (Product Data Management), Sheet Metal modeling, Editing References, Mechanisms, 3-D drawing annotations, Behavioral Modeling, and Introductory FEA (Finite Element Analysis), as time allows. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CAD-141.

CAD-168  Introduction to 3D Printing  (2)  

Introduces students to the historical factors that have helped shape manufacturing over centuries. Covers the current and emerging 3D printing applications and describes advantages and limitations of each technology. Evaluates real-life scenarios. Includes hands-on components of this class. Requires that students download and print a model, as well as create a 3D model and then make a .stl file and print it. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CAD-110.

CAD-201  Introduction to Building Information Modeling  (3)  

Introduces the basic principles and skills to use 3D CAD (BIM) software for the creation of architectural construction documents. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

CAD-237  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing  (3)  

Introduces the special symbols used on mechanical drawings. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing is a means of specifying engineering design and drawing requirements with respect to actual function and relationship of part features. It is a technique that ensures the most economical and effective production of these features for fabrication and inspection. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take DRF-141, or both MFG-120 and MFG-130.

CAD-300  AutoCAD for Applied Engineering  (2)  

Provides instruction in entry-level computer-aided design (CAD) skills. Covers basic commands, CAD hardware and applications, and complete 2-D drawings with AutoCAD. Requires keyboard familiarity. Allows for some self-paced work. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Drafting, mathematics or practical blueprint reading experience required

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Pre/corequisite: Take CSC-110 or IND-155.

CAD-301  Inventor for Applied Engineering  (2)  

Provides parametric 3-D solid modeling experience using industry-standard software. Covers modeling operations including creating extrusions, cuts, holes, and revolutions. Basic operations for creating drawings and assemblies are also covered. The software platform utilized shall be Inventor. The curriculum allows for some self-paced work, but students are required to complete instructor led demonstrations and additional exercises outside the text. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CSC-116 .

CAD-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

CAD-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture