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ME 170 - Computer-Aided Design

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Geometry and topology of engineered components: creation of engineering models and their presentation in standard 2D blueprint form and as 3D wire-frame and shaded solids; meshed topologies for engineering analysis and tool-path generation for component manufacture; ISO and ANSI standards for coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing; geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Use of solid-modeling software for creating associative models at the component and assembly levels with automatic blueprint creation, interference checking, and linked bill of materials. Course Information: Credit is not given towards graduation for both ME 170 and SE 101. Class Schedule Information: Reserved for Mechanical Science and Engineering students. Students must register for one lab and one lecture section.

Detailed Course Description

Geometry and topology of engineered components: creation of engineering models and their presentation in standard 2d blueprint form and as 3D wire-frame and shaded solids; meshed topologies for engineering analysis and tool-path generation for component manufacture; ISO and ANSI standards for coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing, with modeling software for creating associative models at the component and assembly levels with automatic blueprint creation, interference checking, and linked bill of materials. Credit is not given for both ME 170 and GE 101.

TOPICS:

  1. Introduction to CAD: 2D CAD, 3D wireframe, and 3D solids and surfaces
  2. Basic Part modeling: setting up datum planes, defining the coordinate systems, feature selection, parent/child relationships, dimension driven 3D sketching (include. protrusions, revolving. extruding etc), visualization (hidden lines, shaded, and perspective views)
  3. Complex Parts and Surfaces: Curved surfaces and blends, shelled/molded parts, adding ribs and bosses, creating parametric designs (include. variables, equations, forms and tables
  4. Detailing and Blueprint Creation: Orthographic projections, line and text forms, coordinate dimensioning and tolerancing principles and standards, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, section and part-section views

ME: Required.

EM: Required.

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Computer-Aided DesignAB136697LAB01300 - 1450 M  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAB236704LAB01500 - 1650 M  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAB336705LAB01300 - 1450 T  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAB436710LAB01500 - 1650 T  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAB536712LAB01300 - 1450 W  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAB636714LAB01300 - 1450 R  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAB748353LAB01500 - 1650 R  1009 Mechanical Engineering Lab 
Computer-Aided DesignAL136693LEC30800 - 0850 T R  3039 Campus Instructional Facility Michael L Philpott
Computer-Aided DesignALP73452LEC30800 - 0850 T R  3039 Campus Instructional Facility Michael L Philpott