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2000-2001 / Trebuchet

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Drafting Technology Outline


AutoCAD 2000I / Mechanical Desktop 5.0

Primary software applications

Parametric modeling

MA Curriculum frameworks

User Coordinate system

Solid Primitives

Solids editing techniques

Boolean operations

ANSI Dimensioning standards

Communication on design variables with physics students

Engineering Design

Broad Concept: Engineering design involves practical problem solving, research, development, and invention and requires designing, drawing, building, testing, and redesigning.

1.1 Identify and explain the steps of the engineering design process, i.e., identify the problem, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the best possible solution (s), construct a prototype, test and evaluate, communicate the solution (s), and redesign.

1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of pictorial and multi-view drawings (e.g., orthographic projection, isometric, oblique, perspective) using proper techniques.

1.3 Demonstrate the use of drafting techniques with paper and pencil or computer-aided design (CAD) systems when available.

1.4 Apply scale and proportion to drawings, e.g., 1 /4 = 1.0'.

1.5 Interpret plans, diagrams, and working drawings in the construction of a prototype.


Learning Activities

Create an engineering design presentation using multimedia, oral, and written communication. (1.1)

Choose the optimal solution to a problem, clearly documenting ideas against design criteria and constraints, and explain how human values, economics, ergonomics, and environmental considerations have influenced the solution. (1.1)

Have students utilize library resources/internet to research the patent process (1.1, 1.2, 1.5)

Create pictorial and multi-view drawings that include scaling and dimensioning. (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)

Create plans, diagrams, and working drawings in the construction of a prototype. (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5)

Create drawings that include scale and dimension. (1.2, 1.3)


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