Department of Mechanical Engineering

MCE 255 Computer-Aided-Engineering Design Laboratory

Fall 2009

 

Course Description:    MCE 255 Computer Aided Engineering Design Laboratory.  Prerequisites:  None.  Integration of computer-aided design with computer-aided manufacturing and engineering; introduction to optimum design. 

 

Textbook:                    Engineering Design with Solidworks 2009, David C. Planchard & Marie P. Planchard, SBC Publications, 2009.

 

Course Objectives:      1)  Introduce concepts of engineering graphics for design

                                    2)  Explain proper dimensioning of mechanical drawings

                                    3)  Provide working knowledge of Solidworks

                                    4)  Introduce geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) concepts

 

Course Outcomes:       Upon successful completion of this course, students will be expected to:

                                    1)  Properly dimension mechanical drawings

                                    2)  Use Solidworks to create parts and drawings

                                    3)  Use Solidworks to create assembly drawings with bill of materials

                                    4)  Read and understand mechanical drawings

                                    5)  Understand the fundamentals of GD&T

                                    6)  Understand the role of solid modeling in the design and manufacturing process

 

Program Outcomes:    This course prepares students to demonstrate the following outcomes of the mechanical engineering program:

                                    (a) Ability to apply math, science and engineering knowledge

                                    (c) Engineering design of mechanical systems, units and processes

                                    (g) Ability to communicate effectively

                                    (j) Modern engineering practice

 

Grades:                        The final grade assigned for this course is based on the following graded materials in the percentages indicated below: 

 

                                                                        Homework           40%

                                                                        Midterm               30%

                                                                        Final                     30%

                                                                        Total                   100%

 

                                    All assignments are due on the day indicated by the instructor.  A penalty of 20% per day (excluding Saturday & Sunday) will be assessed for assignments received late.


                                    The following grading scale will be used unless otherwise indicated in class.

 

                                   

The following outline is subject to minor revision during the semester as indicated by the instructor.

 

Topical Course Outline

Week #

Topic

1

Drafting theory - theory of projection, orthographic projection, projecting between views.  Introduction to Solidworks

2

Drawing basics – dimensioning, hidden lines, etc.  Introduction to Solidworks

3

Project 1:  Fundamentals of Part Modeling

4

Project 2:  Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling

5

Project 2:  Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling

6

Project 3:  Fundamentals of Drawing

7

Project 3:  Fundamentals of Drawing

8

Project 4:  Extrude and Revolve Features - Midterm

9

Project 4:  Extrude and Revolve Features

10

Project 5:  Swept, Lofted, & Additional Features

11

Project 5:  Swept, Lofted, & Additional Features

12

Project 6:  Top Down Assembly Modeling

13

Project 6:  Top Down Assembly Modeling

14

Introduction to geometric dimensioning & tolerancing

15

Introduction to geometric dimensioning & tolerancing

16

Final Examination – Monday, December 7, 4:00-6:00 PM