20 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is to enable the student to create a range of design solutions using advanced 3D software techniques. Using initial sketch work as a reference, new and unique product designs will be created and presented in the form of detailed virtual parts that fit together to form a commercially viable solution.
The student will be taught how to create detailed orthographic drawings from part and assembly models and understand the relationship between computer generated models and thier use for rapid prototyping.
The analysis of virtual parts and assemblies in the areas of colilsion detection, strength and failure analysis and part optimisation will be covered.
Techniques in producing promotional photorealistic graphics from product designs will be demonstrated.
The use of sketchwork as an aid to computer 3D modelling.
Advanced solid modelling techniques.
Part modelling in assemblies.
Detailed orthographic drawing generation.
Techniques for the production of exploded views.
Generating photorealistic graphics for the use of product promotion.
Structural analysis of computer generated parts.
The module will be delivered via a series of tutorial and practical sessions that cover a varying range of techniques required for successful completion of this module.
The module will be assessed through two interlinked assignments, oultined below:
Assignment 1 will require the student to develop a range of dimensioned part / assembly sketches that illustrate a new design idea. The student will then model the constituent parts of the concept using a variation of advanced modelling techniques. Assembly and orthographic drawings of the detailed design will then be produced. Photorealistic software will be used to produce images that could be used to promote the product.
Assignment 2 will require the students to udertake various forms of analysis of the parts and the assembly created in Assignment 1.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Be able to create accurate dimensioned sketchwork as an aid to computer 3D modelling and design.||Produce a range of dimensioned orthographic sketchwork.|
|2.||Use a range of indusry standard sotware and advanced modelling techniques to create 3D components and assemblies.||Generate concepts and detail designs from part and assembly files.|
|3.||Gain a further understand the parametric and interactive nature of 3D design software.||Write an account of the construction of a detail design and how changes in the part or assembly impacts on corresponding files.|
|4.||Be able to analyse parts / assemblies for fit, strength, and interference.||Produce cross sectional analysis print outs, strength/fringe analysis plots and produce interference indicators.|
|5.||Create photorealistc images of a detail design and its areas of merit.||Produce a series of photorealistic images and renders that illustrate the products detail and overall impact.|
|6.||Analyse parts / assemblies and make changes based on your results to improve the overall design.||Write an account of the analysis of parts / assembly and how this helps to optimise the overall design.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||The student will generate sketchwork of a new design and construct 3D parts, assemblies and orthographics in relation to the new design.||The students will use elements of designs from assignment 1 further develop and optimise the design using a number of virtual 3D CAD analysis and modelling techniques.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Solidworks in program tutorials
Lombard. M (2009) Solidworks 2009 Bible, John Wiley & Sons
Solidworks in program tutorials
Lombard (2008) SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling. John Wiley & Sons
Solid Modeling Using SolidWorks 2008
Howard, Musto (2008) Solid Modeling Using SolidWorks 2008. McGraw-Hill
Toogood (2007) Pro/ENGINEER Tutorial Wildfire 4.0. Schroff Development Corp
Lamit (2008) Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 Tutorial. Booksurge Llc
IShih (2009) Introduction to Finite Element Analysis Using Pro/MECHANICA Wildfire 4.0. Schroff Development Corporation
|Host Subject Group:||Product Design|
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