Apr 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

CADD-160 Fundamentals of Design

Credits 3 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 ; Minimum 2.0 in CADD 120  


This course is a lecture/laboratory course that is focused on creating design solutions in a concurrent environment. Concepts relating to the relationship between design and manufacturing processes will be emphasized. The course will require the critique of details and assemblies related to production parts and their associated tools. The course is delivered in a CADD environment and will also utilize freehand sketching and short written assignments to solve design related problems.

Course Outcomes
1. Describe the relationship between product design, tool design, and the manufacturing process 2. Work within the mechanical drawing structure regarding drafting procedures, product detailing and sub-assembly drawing formats 3. Utilize the design process to develop and analyze a number of design scenarios 4. Participate in brainstorming and team problem solving activities 5. Analyze design situations and participate in optimization activities 6. Describe function and purpose of design optimization techniques such as Design for Assembly, Manufacturing, and Serviceability 7. Consider the effect that dimensions and tolerances have on manufacturing considerations and part quality and cost