4472 Computer-Aided Design (NX)

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

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)

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

Assigned Work

4472 F15batch.bat

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. NX Environment
  3. 3D Modeling and Viewing
    1. Basic CAD Terminology
    2. Feature-Based Modeling (CSG)
    3. Sketch-Based Modeling (Brep)
    4. Solid Modeling Tools and Techniques
  4. Part Families
  5. History of CAD Technology and Industry
  6. Product Design and Development
    • Intellectual Property
    • Product Liability

      TEST 1

  7. Assembly Modeling
  8. Drafting
  9. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  10. Sheet Metal Design
  11. Advanced Modeling and Visualization
    1. Law Curves
    2. Rapid Prototyping

      TEST 2

    3. Rendering and Visualization
    4. CMM Concepts & Reverse Engineering
    5. Introduction to CAM
    6. Introduction to ONSHAPE.com
    7. 3d Printing & Additive Mfg.
    8. *Finite Element Analysis
    9. *Programming Interfaces
    10. *Free-Form Surface Modeling
* Subjects that will be covered if time permits

Assignment Collection


Additional Information

Course YouTube Playlist

Basic NX5 Tutorial Videos

Basic NX8.5 Tutorial Videos

Basic NX9.0 Tutorial Videos

Basic NX10.0 Tutorial Videos

Basic NX 11 Tutorial Videos

Useful Links

UM Course Documents (Private)


Archived content:

Product Development Process (old version)

Product Lifecycle Management