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Engineering Drawing and Design I

Engineering Drawing and Design I

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Quick Overview

In this course students learn about actual product design through all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. Students learn how engineering design practices improve output quality and also learn management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables.
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In this course students learn about actual product design through all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. Students learn how engineering design practices improve output quality and also learn management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables.

Software Requirements

· Microsoft® Windows 7® or higher, or Mac® OS 10.3 Mavericks® or over operating system; 400 MHz or faster processor; 512 MB of memory (RAM); at least 2 GB of hard drive space; Adobe® Reader®

· Optional: AutoCAD DesignCenter for working with provided CADD templates

Course Outline

Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design

· Introduction

· A History of Engineering Drawing

· The Drafter

· Drafting Fields

· Education and Qualifications

· Drafting Employment Opportunities

· Searching for a Drafting Position

· Drafting Salaries and Working Conditions

· Professional Organization

· Drafting Standards

· Workplace Ethics

· Copyrights

· Trademarks

Drafting Equipment, Media, and Reproduction Methods

· Introduction

· Drawing Scales

· Sheet Size and Format

· Sharing Documents and Making Prints

· Properly Folding Prints

· Microfilm

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

· Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

· The CADD Workstation

· CADD Software Products

· CADD Formats

· Industry and CADD

· Virtual Reality

· Basic CADD Techniques

· Surface-Modeling Techniques

· Solid-Modeling Techniques

· CADD Standards

· Productivity with CADD

Manufacturing Materials and Processes

· Introduction

· Manufacturing Materials

· Metallurgy

· Plastics and Polymers

· Plastic Resin Identification Codes

· Plastics Material Selection Applications

· Material Selection

· Manufacturing Processes

· Machine Processes

· Machined Feature and Drawing Representations

· Manufacturing Plastic Products

· Thermoset Plastic Fabrication Process

· Manufacturing Composites

· Additive Manufacturing (AM)

· Tool Design

· Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

· Integration of Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

· Statistical Process Control (SPC)

Sketching Applications

· Sketching

· Sketching Tools and Materials

· Sketching Straight Lines

· Sketching Circular Lines

· Sketching Arcs

· Sketching Ellipses

· Measurement Lines and Proportions

· Introduction to the Block Technique

· Creating Multiview Sketches

· Creating Isometric Sketches

Lines and Lettering

· Lines

· Types of Lines

· Lettering

· Lettering on Engineering Drawings

· Lettering Numbers

· Other Lettering Styles

· Lettering Legibility

Drafting Geometry

· Drafting Geometry

· Characteristics of Lines

· Geometric Shapes

· Common Geometric Constructions

· Constructing Polygons

· Constructing Tangencies

· Constructing an Ellipse


· Orthographic Projection

· Multiviews

· Third-Angle Projection

· First-Angle Projection

· View Selection

· Projection of Contours, Circles, and Arcs

· Line Precedence

· Multiview Analysis and Review

· Recommended Review

· Multiview Layout

Auxiliary Views

· Auxiliary Views

· Auxiliary View Visualization

· Drawing Curves in Auxiliary Views

· View Enlargements

· Drawing a Removed Auxiliary View

· Locating Views on Different Sheets

· Drawing a Rotated Auxiliary View

· Secondary Auxiliary Views

· Auxiliary View Analysis and Review

· Descriptive Geometry

· Auxiliary View Layout

Dimensioning and Tolerancing

· Introduction to Dimensioning

· Dimensioning Basics

· Dimensioning Characteristics and Definitions

· Fundamental Dimensioning Rules

· Dimensioning Components

· Dimensioning Symbols

· Dimensioning Systems

· Dimensioning Fundamentals

· Preferred Dimensioning Practices

· Notes for Machined Features

· Placing Location Dimensions

· Specifying Dimension Origin

· Dimensioning Auxiliary Views

· Using General Notes

· Tolerancing Applications

· Dimensions Applied to Platings and Coatings

· Maximum and Minimum Dimensions

· Casting Drawing and Design

· Machining Allowance

· Casting Drawings

· Forging, Design, and Drawing

· Drawings for Plastic Part Manufacturing

· Machined Surfaces

· Design and Drafting of Machined Features

· Tool Design

· Introduction to ISO 9000

· Recommended Review

Fasteners and Springs

· Screw Thread Fasteners

· Thread-Cutting Tools

· Thread Forms

· Thread Representations

· Drawing Thread Representations

· Drawing Detailed Threads

· Thread Notes

· Measuring Screw Threads

· Threaded Fasteners

· Thread Design Guidelines

· Lag Screws and Wood Screws

· Self-Tapping Screws

· Thread Inserts

· Self-Clinching Fasteners

· Drawing Various Types of Screw Heads

· Drawing Nuts

· Drawing Washers

· Drawing Dowel Pins

· Taper Pins and Other Pins

· Retaining Rings

· Keys, Keyways, and Keyseats

· Rivets

· Designing and Drawing Springs

· Spring Representations and Specifications

· Recommended Review

Sections, Revolutions, and Conventional Breaks

· Introduction to Sectional Views

· Cutting-Plane Lines and Sectional View Identification

· Section Lines

· Full Sections

· Half Sections

· Offset Sections

· Aligned Sections

· Unsectioned Features

· Intersections in Section

· Conventional Revolutions

· Broken-Out Sections

· Auxiliary Sections

· Conventional Breaks

· Revolved Sections

· Removed Sections

· Locating Sectional Views on Different Sheets

· Recommended Review

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

· Introduction

· GD&T Symbols

· Datums

· Applying Material Condition and Material Boundary Symbols

· Limits of Size Application

· Perfect Form Boundary

· Applying Regardless of Feature Size and Regardless of Material Boundary

· Applying Maximum Material Condition

· Applying Least Material Condition

· Application of RMB on a Primary Datum Feature

· Application of RMB on a Secondary and Tertiary Datum Feature

· The Effect of Datum Precedence and Material Condition

· Introduction to Geometric Characteristic and Related Symbols

· Form Geometric Tolerances

· Orientation Geometric Tolerances

· Applying Virtual Condition

· Applying Profile Geometric Tolerances

· Runout Geometric Tolerance

· Specifying Independency

Pictorial Drawings and Technical Illustrations

· Introduction to Pictorial Drawing and Technical Illustration

· Pictorial Drawings

· Isometric Projections and Drawings

· Types of Isometric Drawings

· Isometric Construction Techniques

· Dimetric Pictorial Representation

· Trimetric Pictorial Representation

· Exploded Pictorial Drawing

· Oblique Drawing

· Perspective Drawing

· Drawing a One-Point Perspective

· Drawing a Two-Point Perspective

· Drawing a Three-Point Perspective

· Drawing Circles and Curves in Perspec


· Using Basic Shading Techniques

· Pictorial Drawing Layout Techniques

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Weeks
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)


Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

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