Dec 08, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
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CAD 103 - 3-D Modeling and Printing

Credits: 12
Focuses on geometric modeling, display manipulation, geometric analysis, online plotting, and 3-D Printing (Rapid Prototyping). Included will be basic development of wire-frame modeling, surface modeling and a more extensive look into 3-D solids modeling with an emphasis on user coordinate system (UCS) control and manipulation.  The general principles of 3-D printing in all of its forms such as extrusion or sintering with added instruction on methods of obtaining printable file-types and how to orient files for printing. Focuses on creating 3-D prints from class-created or pre-defined models.Also introduces students to using 3rd party software (Navisworks) to visually inspect files from different formats integrated into a single file.

Enrollment Requirement: CAD 101  or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Create 3-D solid models using Auto CAD’s Boolean construction methods.
  2. Demonstrate proper control and manipulation of Auto CAD’s UCS (User Coordinate System) for construction and editing of solid models.
  3. Prepare proper orthographic views of models for fabrication.
  4. Print 3-D prints in 2 of the three different printing methods available to students.
  5. Evaluate prints for strength of print and minimize wasting of support material.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify, solve, and apply engineering principles and calculations relevant to a design project.
  2. Apply computer and engineering office software for documentation, communication and approval within an engineering office environment.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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