Engineering Graphic Design

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Where creativity, science and mathematics meet...

Are you creative but also enjoy structured work based on firm principles? Have you heard the buzz about industries needing employees trained in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines? Explore a career in engineering graphic design to see if this career path is right for you.


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Engineering Design Career Certificate Bundle

Obtain a certificate in computer-aided design by completing the following courses: AutoCAD Level 1; AutoCAD Level 2 – Production Environment; Inventor; SolidWorks; and Architectural Revit Introduction.


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AutoCAD

AutoCAD Level 1: Jump-start your engineering career with basic drawing commands and editing concepts. This course covers polar tracking; object properties; layers, colors, lineweights and linetypes; object snap modes; grip editing; crosshatching; the AutoCAD design center; dimensioning commands and styles; plotting; utility commands; and prototype drawings. Prerequisite: Good working knowledge of Windows required.

 

AutoCAD Level 2 - Production Environment: Take AutoCAD to the next level. This high energy course covers productivity tools including creating named views; effective use of grips; enhanced tools for better layer management; object selection and grouping; working across drawings; fields and tables; advanced features of blocks; creating attributes and dynamic blocks; advanced plotting techniques; managing sheet sets; and customization techniques that include creating custom user profiles, workspaces and tool palettes. Prerequisite: AutoCAD Level 1.


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CATIA

CATIA Essentials: This hands-on course covers the basic concepts of CATIA such as introduction to CATIA, assembly design, sketcher and part design. Learn to create, constrain and add intelligent dimensions to sketches. From sketches, features such as pads, fillets, chamfers and holes are created to form a 3-D part. Generative drafting is also covered which allows you to generate 2-D drawing views from a 3-D part. Dimensions are added to the views as a means of documenting the drafting.

 

CATIA Level 1 – Introduction: This hands-on on-campus course introduces the fundamental concepts of CATIA for mechanical design. Learn to create, constrain and add intelligent dimensions to sketches. From sketches, features such as pads, fillets, chamfers and holes are created to form a 3-D part. Generative drafting is also covered, which allows you to generate 2-D drawing views from a 3-D part. Dimensions are added to the views as a means of documenting the drafting. Other topics include the management of parts through the creation of an assembly model and how to assemble, move, constrain and analyze the assembly model. Bill-of-material list generation is also covered.

 

CATIA Level 2 – Advanced: This course continues from where the assembly design fundamentals part of the online CATIA simulation course leaves off. Topics include managing the catalog browser; searching for and inserting parts from the catalog browser; learning how to use the assembly features toolbar; inserting existing products (subassemblies) into the product; learning how to use the constraint creation toolbar; creating stored scenes for the purpose of filtering off parts and assemblies; analyzing assemblies for interfaces, clearances and material properties; and properly saving new products, subassemblies and parts.

 

CATIA V5 Simulation Training Online: Study CATIA online at your own pace in the comfort of your home or office. The curriculum is web-based and includes video demonstrations and interactive lab exercises using the CATIA simulation program. This course provides a basic understanding of the skills needed to use CATIA V5 Wireframe. The basics of Wireframe (points, lines, planes, axes systems, splines, connect curves, and curve analysis within the wireframe and surface design workbench) are demonstrated and explained.

 

CATIA V5 Assembly Design Advanced: Topics include managing the catalog browser; searching for and inserting parts from the catalog browser; learning how to use the assembly features toolbar; inserting existing products (subassemblies) into the product; learning how to use the constraint creation toolbar; and creating stored scenes for the purpose of filtering off parts and assemblies.

 

CATIA V5 Drafting Fundamentals: This course provides the designer with an in-depth understanding of drafting in CATIA V5. The course covers drafting view creation; text; dimensions; GT&T; title block and border creation; the filtering of drawing assembly views; inserting a bill of materials; importing dimensions from Sketcher; and how to properly save and print new drawings, flatten out (unfold) a sheet metal part onto a drawing, and customize default values.

 

CATIA V5 Surfacing Introduction: Equipping students with the basics of general surface and supporting wire frame construction is the goal of this course. Wireframe geometry consists of lines, circles, splines and points and is usually used in support of solids and surfaces. Surfaces are created primarily for use with solids but many times are used for defining contoured areas in space as stand-alone entities. Learn how to create extruded, loft, swept and revolution surfaces.

 

CATIA V5 Surfacing Operations: Surfaces are usually not complete unless operations are performed to finalize them. Operations include join, extrapolate, boundary, trim and split and are typically used to complete the finishing touches on surfaces that previously did not connect or that are to be used in the creation of solids. This course expands on your knowledge of surfaces by employing operations to create final surfaced products.

 

CATIA V5 Wireframe Fundamentals: This course provides a basic understanding of the skills needed to use CATIA V5 Wireframe. The basics of wireframe (points, lines, planes, axis systems, splines, connect curves, and curve analysis within the wireframe and surface design workbench) are demonstrated and explained.

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Inventor

This course introduces parametric 3-D modeling using Inventor by Autodesk. Learn part modeling techniques, working with sketches, creating features, using work features and adding placed features to parts. Also covered are creating loft, sweep and split features, creating part drawings and assembly models, working with adaptive drawings, and managing model data. Prerequisite: While prior knowledge of working with 3-D is helpful, it is not required.


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SolidWorks

Increase your AutoCAD knowledge and skills by learning SolidWorks parametric modeling software. This course includes comprehensive coverage of beginning to intermediate tools and techniques using SolidWorks. It covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings utilizing proper modeling practices to achieve design intent.


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