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Module Code: IND112
Module Title: Computer Aided Design and Modeling (3-D)
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
3D CAD modelling is an essential and fundamental skill for industrial design students. As one of the main 3D modelling packages, PTC Creo Parametric is widely used by designers and engineers in academy as well as industry. Through lecture, demonstration, tutorial and practice in this module, students will learn how to analyze the geometry of a product and how to use the software to create a CAD model. Various skills and features will be learnt to create models with different types of geometry and structure.
Learning outcomes 
A. Interpret the basic knowledge of CAD modelling and correctly set-up of a software before creating a CAD model

B. Perform several parametric features to build a geometry

C. Flexibly use the combination of parametric and style features to produce high quality complex surface/surface combinations

D. Use a 3D modelling software to create a CAD model of an existing product and produce rendering pictures of a CAD model

E. Operate a Top-Down modelling approach to build an Assembly model.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through briefing lectures followed by demonstration and practice. In the computer lab, the teacher will use a projector and pre-recorded videos to demonstrate how to use the software. The students will follow the demonstrations and practice by themselves. During the process, the instructor will provide tutorials to help students solve CAD modelling-related problems.
In this module, students will learn the fundamental skills of PTC Creo, from basic to advanced techniques. To master the software, students need to take plenty of practice to handle each modelling feature and essential set-ups. The difficulty of using the software will increase when the geometry and structure of the product become more complex. In the midterm assignment, the students will be given a task to use basic features and create a CAD model with relatively simple geometry, while in the final assignment, the students will be asked to apply advanced techniques to build a CAD model with more complex geometry and structures.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13       36    101  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Midterm Assignment 40.00
2 Final Assignment 60.00

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