This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and technology of mechanical drawing and computer modeling as methods of documenting and communicating mechanical designs. The concepts of geometric construction and orthographic, sectional, auxiliary, and assembly views are covered. Dimensioning methods and types of fasteners are introduced. The student gains basic proficiency in using a solid parametric three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) program to build parts, assemblies, and detailed working drawings.
6 hours of lab per week