DSGN07104 2019 CAD for Design 5 (Surface Modeling)

General Details

Full Title
CAD for Design 5 (Surface Modeling)
Transcript Title
CAD for Design 5 (Surface Mode
80 %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
David Roberts, Diarmuid Timmons, Louis McManus, Mr. Mark Rooney, Sean Dalton, Adrian Durcan, Barry McGuinness
Programme Membership
SG_DCRDS_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design

At the end of this module students will be able to create advanced organic shapes using surface modelling.

Learning Outcomes

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


Use surface modelling to great complex organic geometry


Evaluation of surface tangency and successes


Interpret students own ergonomic​​​​​​​ shape, and reproduce using surfaces.


Apply production methods to create moldable parts.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Module will be taught using a combination of tutorial exercises and student design lead exercises.

Module Assessment Strategies

The subject will be evaluated by a combination of tutorials, assignments and final examination.

Repeat Assessments

On failing the module, the learner will be required to complete a project based repeat assessment.

A Project brief will be issued in which the varying details of the project will be set out and the

project will be submitted digitally or by mail to the lecturer or the exams office.

Indicative Syllabus

Create complex skeleton sketch network.

Use skeleton to create surfaces

use surfaces to create organic solid geometry

create reenforcement features on parts.

create fixing features on parts

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment CAD class project work Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % Week 6 1,2
2 Continuous Assessment CAD class project work Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % Week 13 3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory CAD for Design 3 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-02 Solidworks 2018 Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 1984967665 ISBN-13 9781984967664

SOLIDWORKS 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate User textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers and designers interested in learning SOLIDWORKS for creating 3D mechanical design. This textbook is a great help for new SOLIDWORKS users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 14 chapters, total 782 pages covering major environments of SOLIDWORKS: Sketching environment, Part modeling environment, Assembly environment, and Drawing environment, which teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design software to build parametric models and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This textbook also includes a chapter on creating multiple configurations of a design. This textbook not only focuses on the usages of the tools/commands of SOLIDWORKS but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials which instruct users how things can be done in SOLIDWORKS step by step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives which allow users to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of SOLIDWORKS. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Chapter 2. Drawing Sketches with SOLIDWORKS Chapter 3. Editing and Modifying Sketches Chapter 4. Applying Geometric Relations and Dimensions Chapter 5. Creating First/Base Feature of Solid Models Chapter 6. Creating Reference Geometries Chapter 7. Advanced Modeling - I Chapter 8. Advanced Modeling - II Chapter 9. Patterning and Mirroring Chapter 10. Advanced Modeling - III Chapter 11. Working with Configurations Chapter 12. Working with Assemblies - I Chapter 13. Working with Assemblies - II Chapter 14. Working with Drawings Main Features of the Textbook Comprehensive coverage of tools Step-by-step real-world tutorials with every chapter Hands-on test drives to enhance the skills at the end of every chapter Additional notes and tips Customized content for faculty (PowerPoint Presentations) Free learning resources for faculty and students Additional student and faculty projects Technical support for the book by contacting info@cadartifex.com

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

BSI Manual of British Standards Engineering Drawing and Design BSI BS 308 HMSO London.

Manual of Engineering Drawing: to British and International Standards by Colin H. Simmons & Denis E. Maguire
ISBN 0 7506 5120 2 Published by Elsevier Newes. 4th Edition

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Access to CAD computer lab for independant learning.

Additional Information