Mechanical Drafting I
We focus on the fundamentals of mechanical drawing.
This is not an art type drawing class where you draw free-handed but engineering drawing using tools like drafting boards, parallel bars, triangles, templates, compasses, dividers, french curves, and pencils with different leads. You will also learn the differences between a Orthographic drawing and an Isometric drawing, how to lay paper out and fill in a title block.
After an introduction to sketching and manual drafting we move into Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) where we jump right into 3D parametric design work. Using a computer program called Pro Engineer (also referred to as Pro/E) team members learn the basics of the program before receiving their first design project. Click on the link below to view some of the 3D designs done by team members.
One of the nice things about drawing in 3D is that you actually see the object in front of you and you know immediately if the item that your are drawing is going to work or not. This program also allows us to take the drawn item and put it in an album where we can apply different surfaces to it. You can click on the Album link below to view some of the items drawn by team members.
The other nice thing is that once you draw the object in 3D you can enter the drawing part of the program and the computer will generate the Orthographic views you need for your drawing as well as the Isometric view for your drawing. Click on the link below to see some examples of team members work.
Here is the kicker .... after you start working with this program you are eligible to receive a free copy to take home and put on your computer. That is a $4500 value!
After team members have finished their first project we then move into another 3D software called SolidWorks.
Click on the links to see some of the mechanical drawings
created using these programs.
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|drawings by team members|