Course Number and Title: EDD 273 Advanced Solid Modeling
This advanced course covers multi-body part techniques; part editing, equations, and errors techniques; top down design; sheet metal; welded structures; three dimensional (3D) sketching of components and assemblies; surface modeling; reverse engineering; and product design, development, and documentation.
Notebook, scale, calculator, and flash drive/data storage
- Develop virtual models of mechanical components and assemblies using advanced parametric modeling techniques. (CCC 1, 2, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
- Synthesize advanced solid modeling skills through an advanced reverse engineering project. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
- Design, develop, and document a complete parametric model of a complex mechanical assembly/system using parametric modeling software while working within a team. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Develop virtual models of mechanical components and assemblies using advanced parametric modeling techniques.
- Develop a parametric model using the multi-body part technique for a mechanical assembly.
- Employ part editing, equations, and errors techniques for developing parametric models.
- Develop a parametric model using top down design techniques.
- Create parametric models of sheet metal and welded structures.
- Develop 3D sketches of mechanical components and assemblies.
- Create surface models.
- Synthesize advanced solid modeling skills through an advanced reverse engineering project.
- Dismantle, measure, and sketch a multi-component mechanical assembly.
- Develop a complete virtual model of a multi-component mechanical assembly.
- Create a complete detailed drawing set for a multi-component mechanical assembly.
- Use advanced parametric modeling commands to incorporate constraints and degrees of freedom to a multi-component mechanical assembly.
- Design, develop, and document a complete parametric model of a complex mechanical assembly/system using parametric modeling software while working within a team.
- Develop the design for a consumer product based on a set of constraints and specifications.
- Develop individual parts and sub assemblies for a complete product.
- Employ advanced parametric modeling commands and techniques to integrate individual components into a complete assembly.
- Explain the design, development, and documentation techniques and processes used during a project.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Formative: Assignments (equally weighted)
Formative: Module 1 through Module IV (equally weighted)
Summative: Reverse Engineering Project (Team Modeling)
Summative: Reverse Engineering Project (Presentation)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Apply the skills, techniques, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
- Apply mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
- Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, professional development, and continuous improvement.
- Demonstrate technical competency in engineering materials, applied mechanics, and manufacturing methods.
- Apply in-depth technical competency in applied drafting practice emphasizing mechanical components and systems, as well as fundamentals of descriptive geometry, orthographic projection, sectioning, tolerancing and dimensioning, and computer aided drafting and design.
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