Course Content and Outcome Guide for DRF 185

Course Number:
DRF 185
Course Title:
AutoCAD Inventor-Fundamentals
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Course Description

Introduces AutoCAD Inventor as a feature-rich, parametric 3D design tool for assembly-centric modeling and collaborative engineering. Develops fundamental knowledge in the areas of part and assembly modeling, using adaptive features and parts, utilizing work groups, surfacing basics, managing data, and the Engineer's Notebook. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will be able to:
  1. Sketch two-dimensional profiles to generate three-dimensional solid models.
  2. Create adaptive features such as holes, cuts, extrusions, fillets, and chamfers.
  3. Demonstrate competency with various menus and modification commands.
  4. Create three-dimensional work planes using AutoCAD Inventor software.
  5. Generate revolved parts, swept features, lofts, and blends.
  6. Understand and implement adaptive features within solid models.
  7. Develop basic assembly-centric applications of multiple solid models.
  8. Develop engineering drawings and presentation files that include assemblies.
  9. Implement Work Groups and the Engineer€™s Notebook.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Individual and full class discussion; lab drawing assignments; exams; and final project deliverables may be used to assess outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Basic Modeling options
2. Data Management
3. Using Adaptive Behavior
4. Basic Lofting / Sweeping
5. Basic Drafting Options
6. Creating and Using Design Elements
7. Assembly-Centric Applications
8. Presentation of Parts and Assemblies
9. Creating and applying Design Views
10. Creating and editing Presentation Files
1.       Industrial, manufacturing, mechanical and other drafting technology students must be able to visualize and graphically reproduce complex layouts to succeed in subsequent drafting and design courses.
2.       Drafting Designers and Engineers need to be able to communicate with each other, and with manufacturing and construction personnel, using graphical representations of physical objects.
3.       AutoCAD design software is widely used in the drafting technology professions.
4.       Many drafting graduates enter the workplace by performing computerized graphics manipulations.
The student will be able to:
1.       Communicate effectively using computerized graphical techniques.
2.       Demonstrate fundamental competency using AutoCAD Inventor graphics software.
3.       Create solid models for use in subsequent drafting courses or within industry.
4.       Create a portfolio of AutoCAD Inventor drawings to demonstrate their abilities.