Engineering Graphics Systems and CAD

Semestr: Summer

Range: 2+2s


Credits: 4

Programme type: Undefined

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CAD systems principles, CAD/CAM/CIM structure, customizing, 3D graphics, Visula/AutoLISP, graphic database, Visual BAsic for Application, parametric modeling, design by features, electronic product definition (EPD), work-flow, other CAD systems, Ptoduct data management (PDM), theory of CAD systems, concurrent engineering.


Course syllabus:

1. C4 = CAD + CAM + CAE + CIM, position of AutoCAD in CAD systems
2. AutoCAD, basic terms, customizing, open architecture
3. 2D graphic editor, design structure, entity attributes
4. 3D modeling, basic principles, modern methods
5. User interfaces design, menu structures, dialogues
6. Visual/AutoLISP, graphic database, symbol tables
7. Application development environment, external databases
8. Parametric design
9. Design by features
10. Electronic product definition (EPD)
11. CAD systems, criterions/parameters for choice
12. Pro/Engineer, CADDS5 presentations
13. Product data management (PDM)
14. Theory of CAD systems

Seminar syllabus:

1. Foundations of AutoCAD, problems assignment to students
2. CAD systems on the department - discussion
3. Consultation to 1st homework
4. 1st homework results presentation (2D)
5. 3D modeling and visualization
6. 2nd homework results presentation (3D)
7. Visual/AutoLISP programming
8. 3rd homework results presentation (AutoLISP)
9. PDM/EDM system presentation
10. Pro/Engineer system presentation
11. Check point of students' reports, reports presentation
12. Other CAD system presentation
13. Check point of students' reports, reports presentation
14. Evaluation of students' reports and results, credits


[1] Straka, Gene: AutoLISP, Programming by example. MCGraw-Hill, 1992
[2] Karaiskos, P., Fulton, N.: AutoCAD for Designers, JWiley 1995
[3] Harkow, R.: Essential AutoLISP. Springer Verlag, 1996
[4] Utz, J., Cox, W.R.: Inside Pro/Engineer. RAND TECHNOLOGIES