4472 Computer-Aided Design (NX)

Image: A. Stacey, J. Odell, E. Turner (Fall 2010)

UM Course Documents

Overview of CAD technology, hardware and software options; parametric solid modeling principles; applications to produce computer generated models, assemblies, photo-realistic renderings and working drawings. Texts (see also: TECH 1521)

There is a free, online textbook available online (NX10 For Engineering Design).  You probably want to save it to your flash drive. Also: see NX12 Help Files

Quizzes

No homework six model.

Class Session

  1. Introduction to NX & 3D CAD
  2. Sketching and Sketch Constraints
  3. Expressions
  4. Feature Modeling
  5. Modeling Workflow & Best Practices
  6. Reference Geometry & Visibility, Layer Control
  7. TEST 1
  8. Product Design & Development
  9. Assembly (bottom up)
  10. Curves
  11. Assembly (Top Down)
  12. Law Curves
  13. Assemblies as Manufacturing Steps
  14. Part Families
  15. TEST 2
  16. Design Fundamentals I
  17. FEM Simulation
  18. Introduction to Group Project
  19. GD&T Part I
  20. GD&T Part II
  21. CMM & Reverse Engineering
  22. 3D Printing
  23. Rendering
  24. Introduction to OnShape
  25. Introduction to CAM 1
  26. Introduction to CAM 2
  27. Test 3

 

Lab Session

  1. Triangle Sketches
  2. Trial Head
  3. Lego Block
  4. TEST 1 Practical (preview)
  5. Pipe Hanger Bracket
  6. Crane Rail
  7. Lego Assembly
  8. TEST 2 Practical (preview)
  9. Model & Drawing [required to pass course]
  10. Solar Cooker – Design
  11. Solar Cooker – Build
  12. Sheet Metal
  13. TEST 3 (Preview [parts 1 & 2 only])
  14. FINAL EXAM – Comprehensive

Patent project is due at final exam period.

Extra Practice

4472 F15batch.bat

 

Additional Information

Videos

4472 – Archived Course Material