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Course Number:
CADD 185
Course Title:
Inventor Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces Inventor as a feature-rich, parametric 3D design tool for assembly-centric modeling and collaborative engineering. Includes part and assembly modeling, using adaptive features and parents, utilizing work groups, surfacing basics, managing data, and the Engineer's Notebook. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate competency with multiple drawing and modification commands in Inventor
2. Create three-dimensional solid models.
3. Create three-dimensional assemblies incorporating multiple solid models.
4. Apply industry standards in the development of technical mechanical drawings.

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
 
 
THEMES, CONCEPTS, AND ISSUES:
 
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.
 
 
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
 
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.