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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CAD 117 - Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Principles and concepts of print reading, technical freehand sketching, and CAD drawing. Includes common print and manufacturing terms, print fundamentals and standards, freehand sketching, CAD applications, and print analysis. Also includes an introduction to SolidWorks solid modeling and detail drawing production.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define common print and manufacturing terms associated with print reading.
  2. Apply basic principles and standards to part and assembly drawings.
  3. Create freehand sketches for orthographic, section, and isometric views of parts.
  4. Communicate the fundamentals of the SolidWorks environment.
  5. Construct parametric part models and assemblies using SolidWorks.

  1. Common Print and Manufacturing Terms
    1. Print format
    2. Alphabet of lines
    3. Decimal and metric units
    4. Fabrication materials
    5. Bill of Materials
    6. Tolerances and limits
    7. Basic manufacturing processes
  2. Print Fundamentals and Standards
    1. Machine process callouts on prints
    2. Introduction to American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and International System of Units (SI) metric symbols
    3. Conventional drawing practices
    4. Dimensioning standards
    5. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), and datum referencing
    6. Basic layout principles
  3. Freehand Sketching
    1. Nomenclature and use of lines including lineweights and types
    2. Sketching practices
    3. Orthographic projections and minimum views required to adequately define part
    4. Section views
    5. Auxiliary views
    6. Isometric views
    7. Standard text practices
    8. Standard dimensioning practices
    9. Use of Bills of Materials
    10. Drawing notes
    11. Proper annotation of drawing revisions
  4. SolidWorks Environment and Introduction to Parametric Modeling
    1. SolidWorks screen layout
    2. Mouse buttons
    3. Cancelling commands
    4. Units setup
    5. Viewing functions and tools
    6. Design tree
  5. Parametric Part and Assembly Modeling Techniques
    1. Feature based parametric modeling
    2. Modeling strategy
    3. Creating sketches
    4. Creating geometric relationships
    5. Apply dimensions
    6. Create base feature
    7. Add extruded boss or cut features
    8. Parent and child relationships
    9. Introduce GD&T symbology
    10. Insert parts into assembly
    11. Create mate relationships