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 Course Title:   Computer-Aided Design III

 Title Abbreviation:   CAD/III

 Department:    TECD

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Continuation of TECD 104 utilizing intermediate 3-D modeling tools in various software platforms. This study of 3-D modeling practices includes assemblies and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances. Topics include materials, derived parts, part patterning, constraints and reference geometry. Advanced topics in product development and manufacturing techniques are also explored.


Prerequisite: TECD 104 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Learn additional skills including use of linked dimensions, equations, mates, constraints and adding draft.
  2. Modify geometry of a part to create a more complex part.
  3. Use linked dimensions and equations to aid in modeling.
  4. Learn to pattern, revolve and shell features.
  5. Apply material properties to parts and assemblies.
  6. Use editing features to repair parts and sketch issues.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Additional basic modeling skills; linked dimensions, sketch relations, draft angles.
  2. Editing geometry of parts to create more complex parts.
  3. Equation driven assemblies and parts.
  4. Pattern, revolve and shell features.
  5. Part properties and materials.
  6. Editing features to repair parts and sketch issues.