CAD 172 Computer Aided Mechanical Design

This course develops fundamental mechanical engineering design skills for the creative solution to problems associated with the production of useful devices. Application of Computer Aided Design software (AutoDesk Inventor) includes sketching, three-dimensional models and assemblies, drawing views, dimensioning, and both standard and geometric tolerancing. The course investigates the selection and modeling of common mechanical components and the use of finite element analysis. Students are required to complete an independent mechanical design project. Prerequisite: CAD 101 (formerly CAD 15) with a C or better or equivalent. Two class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies.  Fall, Spring, Summer.

3 credits
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