DSGN06099 2012 Computer Aided Design 202

General Details

Full Title
Computer Aided Design 202
Transcript Title
Computer Aided Design 202
75 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Sean Dalton, David Mulligan, Michael Moffatt
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMANU_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering

The overall aim of this module is to enhance students’ skills and knowledge of mechanical design techniques.  Students will create 3D solid models and working drawings of mechanical parts and products including jigs, fixtures, and grippers.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Create solid models of complex mechanical parts.


Build 3D assembly models of mechanical mechanisms incorporating complex parts.


Design jigs, fixtures, work holding devices and grippers that are soundly based on good design practice.


Efficiently produce sets of working drawings for mechanical products that include the insertion of geometrical tolerances and surface texture indications.


Read and interpret complex engineering drawings and produce drawings that conform to international standards.


Describe rapid prototype technologies and create models for a Fused Deposition Modeling prototyping process

Teaching and Learning Strategies

In addition to the normal CAD lectures and practical classes, Designers working in industry will be invited as guest lecturers and site visits to design offices in companies will be arranged, where possible.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment will involve the assessment of all assignments undertaken in class, design project activity completed independently and an end of term in-house assessment test.

Indicative Syllabus

Part Modelling: Approach to ensure efficient creation of fully defined sketches, approach to ensure efficient creation of feature and parts, feature modification and analysis, part properties, parent/child relations.

Assembly Modelling: Inserting/adding components to an assembly, standard, advanced and mechanical assembly relations and mates, top-down assembly, in-context parts, moving components, external and reference files, assembly configurations.

Design: Jig and fixture types and functions, planes of movement, support, location and clamping principles, drill bushes, use of standard parts, template jigs, angle plate jigs, channel and box jigs, machining fixtures, welding jigs, power work holding, modular tooling, gauges, gripper/end-effector design, parallel, three-jaw, angle and radial grippers.

Drafting: Approach to ensure efficient creation of engineering drawings of complex mechanical products that conform to recognised standards and conventions.

Drawing Standards: Reading and interpreting engineering drawings of complex mechanical products and mechanisms, application of ISO drawing standards, production and presentation of engineering drawings to professional standards, inclusion of annotations, dimensions, geometrical tolerances, surface texture indications.

Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing  and Addidtive Manufacturing techniques:  Stereolithography, SLS, FDM, LOM, etc. Approach to preparing a CAD model for rapid prototyping.  Creation of a model using the FDM process.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment of Assignments Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Other Exam In-house terminal test Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Design Projectwork Computer Laboratory Computer Aided Design 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Design study and CAD practice 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources






ISO Standards Handbook Vol. 1 & 2 – plus new updated standards


2002 various dates

Ullman D. G.

The Mechanical Design Process



Tickoo, S.

SolidWorks 2012 for Designers

CADCIM Technologies


Carr Lane

Jig and Fixture Handbook

Carr Lane Manufacturing Inc


Wolf A, et al.

Grippers in Motion: The Fascination of Automated Handling Tasks







Other Resources


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