Module Catalogues

Computer Aided Design and Modeling (3-D)

Module Title Computer Aided Design and Modeling (3-D)
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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.