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EDD 135 - Introduction to Parametric Modeling

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

This course is an introduction to the development of 3-dimensional engineering design models using a feature-based modeling environment. The techniques of constructing, editing and annotating feature-based parametric models will be presented. The application of design variables to parametric features will be used to automate the design and revision process. Projects in the development and presentation of computer-generated parametric models using AutoDesk Inventor software will be completed in the Engineering Graphics and Analysis laboratory.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Create an extruded parametric model using dimensional constraints, geometric constraints and parametric equations.
  2. Edit parametric dimensions.
  3. Add placed features to a parametric model including holes, cut features, fillets and chamfers.
  4. Identify symmetrical features in design to create a parametric model using the revolved feature.
  5. Create a parametric model using the loft and shell tools.
  6. Perform history-based part modifications using the browser.
  7. Define the eight geometric constraints to create a fully constrained sketch using geometric constraints.
  8. Use projected geometry on a newly created work plane.
  9. Create a drawing layout for a standard size drawing sheet, complete with border and title block using pre-defined drawing sheet formats.
  10. Create fully annotated standard orthographic drawing of a parametric model including a base view, projected views, dimensions and center lines.
Listed Topics
  1. Design and parametric modeling
  2. The modeling environment
  3. Three dimensional space
  4. Parametric modeling fundamentals
  5. Parametric constraints fundamentals
  6. Symmetrical features in design
  7. Part drawings and associative functionality
  8. Parent/Child relationships, the “Base Orphan Reference Node (BORN)” technique
  9. Assembly modeling
  10. Model presentation
  11. Model annotation and documentation
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/16/2013

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