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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

CADD-150 Intro to Analysis CAM & Sim. Tools

Credits 3 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 ; Minimum 2.0 in CADD 130 .  Note: Student must provide a Flashdrive or Portable Storage Device.
This course introduces students to advanced CADD tools used to analyze and simulate design processes for testing and interrogating the design intent. This course introduces students to current design software such as Simulation software Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. All of the tools are used to evaluate the design of products tools and processes. This class will be delivered in a CADD based format.

Course Outcomes
1. Compare alternative designs easily and quickly so you can choose the optimal design for final production 2. Study interaction between different assembly components 3. Simulate real-world operating conditions to see how your model handles stress, strain and displacement 4. Size motors/actuators, determine power consumption using simulation tools 5. Test products for defects before they’re built, preventing errors early in the design process 6. Create and analyze cutter paths and basic codes using CAM tools