Engineering Design I
- Engineering Design I
- Code: EGR110
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- Software: CadStd Lite and Google™ SketchUp (free downloads provided in course)
- Prerequisite: None
- Related Courses: See course index at left
If you enjoy problem solving, making ideas into reality, drawing plans and diagrams, or discovering how things work, a career in engineering may be right for you. Strong computer-aided design skills are a necessity for jobs in this field.
This introductory engineering course teaches the basics of CAD software: creating points, lines, geometric forms, drawings, and 3D models.
As you learn these basics, you’ll gain the foundation that you need to translate abstract concepts into functional designs, a core engineering skill.
You’ll use CAD Standard Lite and Google™ SketchUp software, versatile free alternatives to more expensive CAD software such as AutoCAD®.
In this course, you'll create a diverse portfolio of projects. Some examples include:
- Orthographic projections of 3D objects
- Sectional views of 3D objects
- Isometric drawings
- A set of working drawings
- A 3D walkthrough
As you complete these projects, you'll develop the skills you need to design and create CAD projects of your own.
Other topics you'll learn about include:
- CAD Standard Lite’s interface and tools
- Google SketchUp’s interface and tools
- The workplace experiences of CAD professionals
- Producing drawings to meet design specifications
- Interpreting 3D and 2D drawings of objects
- Preparing a set of working drawings to be viewed by clients
- Creating isometric, oblique, and perspective CAD drawings
- Editing drawings in a 3D CAD environment
- Dimensioning drawings to standards
- And more!