COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
University of Oregon
College of Design
Department of Product Design
Course: PD 430 Computer Assisted Design
Term: Fall 2020
Course Format: Online
Instructor: Ruth Fore
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 116, and PD 223
Course Fee: $149.00 + $25.00 per credit
Recommended Textbook: The SolidWorks Bible by Matt Lombard
Recommended Tool: 1 TB Hard Drive
This course meshes virtual and physical design as students complete projects using computer-aided design and manufacturing software and equipment. Students digitally design with software based tools and techniques to 3D model and render products using SolidWorks and KeyShot. The techniques developed during this course facilitate communication between designers, engineers, and clients and are applicable to a wide variety of industrial CAD and product design industries worldwide.
Students will demonstrate their design abilities using SolidWorks and KeyShot by engaging in lectures and demonstrations, working through custom 3D modeling tutorials, completing design projects, rendering work to create high quality product presentations, and creating technical drawings to aid in fabrication and mass manufacturing processes. Students will then demonstrate their knowledge of 3D printing by learning how to design, model, and prepare files for these manufacturing processes. Accuracy and precision will be emphasized throughout this course to ensure students receive industry standard training while working through each project. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to complete the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam to become CSWA certified.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the digital design process through 3D modeling techniques and presentations.
2. Produce high quality 3D models, renderings, and 2D technical drawings using SolidWorks and KeyShot.
3. Design and generate 3D models in the correct format for 3D printing.
4. Demonstrate SolidWorks proficiency by completing the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam.
Olive and Lawrence Computer Lab Software: SolidWorks, KeyShot, Adobe Suite
UO Virtual High-Performance Lab: https://view.uoregon.edu/Links to an external site. | SolidWorks, KeyShot, and Adobe Suite
Free Software for Personal Computers (Provided by PD Department): SolidWorks (1 year student license)
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