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    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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TDSN 251 - Advanced CAD

4 Credit: (1 lecture, 3 lab, 0 clinical) 4 Contact Hours: [TDSN 115 ]

This course is designed to develop technical skills in solid modeling with an introduction to parametric modeling technology. Students are taught the techniques that enable them to customize menus, screens and develop personal time-saving production routines commonly found in industry. Advanced drafting concepts are also included in this course.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Manipulate CAD software functions.

  1. Develop screen menus.
  2. Modify Screen menus.
  3. Develop aliases.
  4. Identify External References & Repair errors.

Goal 2:  Develop a CAD management system.

  1. Organize drawings.
  2. Organize components.
  3. Standardize variables within the system.

Goal 3:  Create Three-Dimensional Solids and Surfaces.

  1. Create 3d sketches.
  2. Create advanced modeling with Sweep and Loft.
  3. Create Sweep using composite curves.
  4. Differentiate a solid and a surface.
  5. Create free form surfaces.
  6. Create fillets using surfaces.
  7. Create advanced surfaces.
  8. Analyze a CAD part using a simulation program.
  9. Create sheet metal parts.
  10. Create metal form tools.
  11. Create a core and cavity for a plastic mold.

Goal 4:  Create Three-Dimensional Assembly.

  1. Create a Top-Down Assembly.
  2. Examine In-Place Mates.
  3. Create a new part while in the assembly.
  4. Interpret external references.
  5. Create sub-components.

Goal 5:  Demonstrate advanced CAD techniques.

  1. Demonstrate advanced CAD competencies.
  2. Explain how CAD increases productivity.

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