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CAD Courses

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The following is a listing of the CAD courses offered by the Engineering Department.


Course Descriptions

ENT 241: Computer-Aided Drafting

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.

Learn to use AutoCAD in this introductory course. Acquire the skills and practice the processes to draw mechanical parts, architectural plans and engineering diagrams. Master basic commands, file maintenance, creation of 2D drawings, isometric views and plotting. Complete an application-specific project. Previous experience in drafting fundamentals is helpful. Lab fee $35.

Note: Credit is not given for both ENT 241 and ACH 245.

ENT 242: Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.

Gain proficiency in 2D concepts, assign data to blocks, create bills of materials and external references and digitize images. Advance from simple 3D objects through more complex shapes. Apply concepts by creating practical projects, such as a four cylinder engine assembly and a propeller. Create a final 3D project. Lab fee $35.

Prerequisite: ENT 241 or permission of department chair.

ENT 260: Solid Modeling with SolidWorks

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.

Learn to use SolidWorks, the next generation of 3D CAD software. SolidWorks is a fully editable solid-modeling CAD software used to produce 3D drawings of solid models. The course will start by first discussing 2D entities, then gradually creating 3D solid models and then finally integrating those models into an assembly. The student will also learn how to extract drawing views from 3D solid models. This course assumes a basic knowledge of orthographic drawings. Lab fee $35.

ENT 261: Advanced Solid Modeling

4 credit hours - Four hours of lecture/lab weekly; one term.

Learn how to use the advanced features of three dimensional solid-modeling applications. Apply CAD knowledge to real industry applications by mastering complex surface modeling, mechanical design projects, rendering and animation. Forecast how assemblies will react in the real world. Design complex parts and create prototypes with a 3D printer. Gain proficiency with finishing techniques to produce professional prototypes. Publish a design portfolio on the Web. Lab fee $50.

Prerequisite: ENT 260 or permission of department chair.