Fundamentals of 3D Modeling

Overview

Businesses are utilizing 3D Modeling more prominently to cut costs, produce stronger and lighter parts, reduce time to market and improve efficiency. An understanding of this technology will be important to job seekers and professionals across the 21st century economy. Working with AutoCAD, Pro/E, or SolidWorks software, students will create and edit simple drawings, translate file formats for articulation between different systems, and utilize 3 dimensional printers to create prototypes.

Course Clock Hours Course Name

EET192C

50

Graphics Communication

EET192LC

35

Introduction to 3-D Modeling LAB

MET213C

50

Advanced 3-D Modeling

135 Total Clock Hours
Evenings, Program Length 28 weeks

Graphics Communication / 50 clock hours

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of sketching, engineering drawings, and 3-D modeling using a traditional or parametric modeling software package such as AutoCAD, Pro/E or SolidWorks. Student will learn how to draw layouts and lettering; orthographic and pictorial projections; orthographic, auxiliary, and section views; dimensioning techniques; tolerancing; manufacturing processes; fasteners; and freehand sketches. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to integrate the basics of technical drawings and 3-D modeling into engineering concepts.
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to 3-D Modeling LAB / 35 clock hours

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques of solid modeling and parametric modeling as a drawing/design tool using software such as Creo Parametric. Students will learn part and assembly creation, creation of 2-D engineering drawings from 3-D models, and mechanisms animation. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to model complex 3-D objects and produce their engineering drawings.
Prerequisite: None

Advanced 3-D Modeling / 50 clock hours

This course introduces students to more advanced features, commands, and functions of 3-D parametric modeling. Students will learn about working environment customization, helical and variable section sweeps, advanced rounds and tweaks, advanced patterns and family tables, user-defined features, layer, advanced drawing functions, and basics of Finite Element Analysis. Upon successful course completion, students will be able to create, assemble more complex parts, and produce related drawings.
Prerequisite: None