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CCOG for CADD 265 Winter 2022

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Course Number:
CADD 265
Course Title:
Mechanical Design Drafting
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Course Description

Covers mechanical drafting with a focus on the development of 3D feature-based parametric part and assembly models for creation of technical mechanical drawings. Includes threads and fasteners, weldments and welding symbols, sheet metal, surface finishes, coatings, platings, and tolerances. Prerequisites: CADD 115, CADD 160 and (CADD 175 or CADD 185). Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

A study of mechanical drafting with a focus on the development of 3D feature-based parametric part and assembly models for creation of technical mechanical drawings.  Additional drafting topics include: threads and fasteners, weldments and welding symbols, sheet metal, surface finishes, coatings, platings and tolerancing.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Develop 3D parametric solid models and assemblies using Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) software.
  • Create industry standard orthographic, section, auxiliary, and assembly model documentation using Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD) software.
  • Apply an understanding of tolerancing practices used to develop fits and limits to create technical mechanical drawings and use appropriate standard tolerances on a technical mechanical drawing.  
  • Analyze a mechanical design in terms of tolerances, fit, form, function, and mass properties.
  • Research products on the internet and incorporate them to create technical mechanical drawings.
  • Apply appropriate finishes, coatings, or symbols to mechanical drawings.  

Course Activities and Design

Individual and classroom discussions, completed assignments, attendance and classroom participation.  This course will be presented by means of lecture presentations and coordinated laboratory exercises. Lectures are supplemented with selected reading assignments. Individualized instruction will be provided while the student is working on lab projects. This course utilizes and applies Mechanical CAD modeling and drafting techniques learned in previous courses. The majority of assignments will be completed using computer aided design software.   

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The following must be assessed in a proctored setting with no internet access:

  • Three dimensional CAD modeling of a basic mechanical assembly drawing given piece part dimensions.  Drawings for the detail parts and assembly drawing must meet industry standard (ISO/ANSI/ASME) standards.  

  • Create section and auxiliary views from 3D modeled parts that meet (ISO/ANSI/ASME) standards. 

  • Given a mechanical assembly design with tolerances errors, calculate the correct tolerances and modify the design to meet fit, form and function requirements.  

  • Given a library of off the shelf hardware (including fasteners), select and complete a mechanical design assembly. 

  • Given a mechanical part design and its application, specify and appropriate part finish.

  • Given a weldment assembly design, create an assembly drawing and apply appropriate welding symbols.  


At least two proctored, closed-book, one page/one sided formula notes, examinations (one of which is the comprehensive final) must be given. These exams must consist primarily of free response questions although a limited number of multiple choice and/or ll in the blank questions may be used where appropriate.

Assessment must include evaluation of the students ability to arrive at correct conclusions using proper mathematical procedures and notation. Additionally, each student must be assessed on their ability to use appropriate organizational strategies and write appropriate conclusions. Application problems must be answered in complete sentences.

At least two of the following additional measures must also be used

  • Take-home examinations

  • Graded homework

  • Quizzes

  • Projects

  • In-class activities

  • Portfolios

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


1.  Prepare part, assembly, and presentation drawings using mechanical CAD software with a focus on productivity and good design practice.

2. Work in the 3D Cartesian coordinate system.

3. Choose the appropriate modeling techniques for a given problem based on good design practice.

4. Perform design changes.  Modify a part design or assembly to meet new design criteria.  Make updates of 2D drawings and models.  


  1. Calculate and document appropriate design tolerances using ANSI standards as well as non-standard techniques.

  2. Perform a tolerance stackup on a group of at least three or more manufactured parts as an assembly.  Calculate the overall tolerance stack.  Use root sum square method.  

  3. Perform an industry standard tolerance analysis on a series of mechanical parts to determine if the fit and functional characteristics will be met.  


  1. Determine type & size and specify fasteners (nuts/bolts/rivets/screws/pins) on a drawing.

  2. Work with weldment and sheet metal fabrication drawings that meet industry standards.

  3. Determine surface finishes and coatings used on manufactured parts using industry standard practices.