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. Also: see NX12 Help Files

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
    • Rotor example
  14. Part Families
  15. TEST 2
  16. Design Fundamentals I
  17. Design Fundamentals II
  18. Drafting
  19. GD&T Part I
  20. GD&T Part II
  21. CMM & Reverse Engineering
  22. 3D Printing
  23. Rendering
  24. Sheet Metal Application
  25. Introduction to OnShape
  26. Introduction to CAM
  27. Test 3

 

Lab Session

  1. Triangle Sketches
  2. Trial Head
  3. Lego Block
  4. TEST 1 Practical
  5. Parametric Sketching
  6. Crane Rail
  7. TEST 2 Practical
  8. Lego Assembly
  9. Bolt Model Drawing
  10. Solar Cooker – Design
  11. Solar Cooker – Build
  12. Sheet Metal
  13. TEST 3

Patent project is due at final exam period.

 

 

 

Quizzes

4472 F15batch.bat

 

Additional Information

Videos

Useful Links

UM Course Documents (Private)

 

Archived content:

Product Development Process (old version)

Product Lifecycle Management

 

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

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