Computer Aided Design 1


Computer Aided Design 1 is a 3-hour weekly computer lab, delivered over the academic year, which introduces students to the modelling and creative design process through the use of CAD software. 

This module demonstrates how to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings and three-dimensional (3-D) models. The CAD software used is standard with architects, engineers, drafters, artists, and others to create precision drawings or technical illustrations.

Computer Aided Design 1 teaches the fundamental principles of technical drawing and modelling through an active learning environment where students are required to complete weekly assignments and also a design-and-build project at the end of each semester.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Use three-dimensional solid modelling software in the design of engineering components.

  2. Apply engineering graphics standards.

  3. Use various technical commands and be able to select the appropriate methodology (design intent) required for the creation of a solid model.

  4. Create drawing files displaying orthographic layouts from the solid model as well as dimensioning and applying dimensional and geographic tolerances to the drawing file.

  5. Select and use the optimum software techniques to create parts and assemblies models.

  6. Use standards parts libraries for the selection of appropriate standard components in the design / assembly process. Teaching and Learning Strategies

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