The Design Lab consists of 20 computer workstations each with a sketch table. This Lab has access to a variety of CAD software packages such as: AutoCAD 2012, SolidWorks 2011, and CATIA V5 R19. Students in Industrial Technology who pursue the Concentration in Computer-Integrated Design will be introduced to the engineering design process, product design and development and learn about managing the design process using Product Data Managment (PDM), digital manufacturing, and Product Lifecycle Managment (PLM) concepts used in larger industries such as aerospace and automotive. Students will learn PDM and PLM concepts using software products such as PDMWorks from SolidWorks, ENOVIA-Smarteam from Dassault Systemes. Digital Manufacturing concepts are supported by Vericut from CGTech and DELMIA R19 from Dassault Systemes.
Courses taught in this laboratory include:
[Foundation Program requirements for all Industrial Technology first-time freshmen]
TECH 110 Introduction to Drafting (3)
Application of theory and fundamentals of drafting: orthographic projection techniques applied for a basic understanding of architectural, machine, forging, casting, welding, and electronic drafting. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.
TECH 144 Introduction to Industrial Design (3)
Creative problem-solving and aesthetics, application through two- and three-dimensional exploratory exercises in color, texture, shape, form, structure, and space through simple industrial design problems. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.
[Required Core course]
TECH 310 The Design Process (3)
Introduction to the process of technical design. Analysis and application of the methods, models, organizations, standard and practices used in the design of projects or products. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.
[Computer-Integrated Design Concentration courses]
TECH 313 Product Design and Development (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 310. Indepth examination of the process of designing products for manufacture. Analysis and application of the methods, models organizations, standards and practices used in industry. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.
TECH 315 Project Design and Document Control (3)
Prerequisites: TECH 310 and 313. Concepts, applications and procedures necessary to control, protect and access graphical data used in the management of design and manufacturing documentation. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.
TECH 411 Tool Design (3)
Prerequisite: TECH 110. Application of principles of precision dimensioning, mechanics, and drafting to design of machines, tools, gears, and cams; selection and design of tools for mass production. Lecture 1 1/2 hours, laboratory 4 1/2 hours.
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