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Principles of computer graphics technology and applications in CAD hardware and software components, and system operation. Survey of selected commercial CAD systems for production of 2-dimensional drafting and 3-dimensional wireframe part design creation. Emphasis placed upon factors affecting performance and capabilities of comparative CAD systems operation.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: IME 1420.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (2 - 3)
Performance Criteria Measured1
|Perform basic solid modeling with feature-based CAD software packages||a*||
A2: Efficiently model a variety of components utilizing options in CAD softwares used in classroom
|Understand and apply principles behind constraint-based CAD software packages||d*||
D1: Properly specify constraints that reflect functionality of modeled components/systems in CAD
|Apply and utilize concepts underlining parametric solid modeling||
Perform design changes to parametric CAD models
|Perform critical comparison of capabilities among various CAD hardwares and softwares||
Research, evaluate and communicate advantages and disadvantages of CAD systems used in classroom
|Identify hardware and software components in CAD systems||
Fully specify adequate and compatible CAD system for specified requirements
Performance Criteria1: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performance-criteria.html
ABET-TAC Outcomes2: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
Extensive use of computer hardware and software is required in this course. All lab session take place at the CAE Labs. Some of the lectures might take place at the labs as well (for demonstration purposes.)
Parametric Modeling with UGS NX 6, by R. H. Shih, Schroff Development Corporation Publications, Mission, KS, 2009.
Introduction to Catia V5R19, by R. Cozzens, Schroff Development Corporation Publications, Mission, KS, 2009.
On-line Help for Catia and NX.
Western Michigan University
E-224 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Revision Date: Summer 2011