Intro. Drafting/CADD






    Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is the use of computer-based software tools that assist engineers and machinists in manufacturing or prototyping product components.

    Geometric Tolerancing is a system designed to be understood only by those who don't have to make the part."


    Engineering Drawing

    Technical Drawing

    2D & 3D CADD

    Auxiliary Views were created to show the true shape of a surface

    that doesn't need to be known to make the part."

    Course Description:

    This is a beginning course for students in all grades with an emphasis on the graphic language, mechanical drawing, lettering geometric construction, sketching and shape description, multi-view projection, oblique projection, sectional views, and dimensioning. Students will become proficient in the use of our 2D CAD software in the completion of their required renderings. Students will become proficient in the use of our professional 3D CAD and animation software.  This will help them build on their geometric concepts learned in their math courses. They will use this program to design prototype models and then manufacture them using our computer numerical controlled(CNC) rapid prototyping equipment. Students will design and construct a metric "Formula One" dragster, test their design in a wind tunnel and race their dragsters on an electronic racetrack. Before students design their dragster they will be required to sign on to our standards-based curriculum and state-of-the-art engineering tools which will guide them though an engaging, realistic product development process capped by a very cool virtual race - all before building their actual racers.  A 3-D model, complete with wheels, axels, and bearings is literally developed in minutes!  The simplicity of the modeling process puts focus where it belongs - learning critically important science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM).  And it's completely cool is that?  There will be a required $20.00 lab fee for the cost of supplies and materials.  Opportunities are available to join our Technology Student Association (TSA) and compete in 3D CADD events regionally and at the state level.

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