Short Title:Solid Modelling 2
Full Title:Solid Modelling 2
Module Code:DESI H2001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:FIONA CRANLEY
Module Author:ANTHONY TANSEY
Module Description:Solid Modelling 2 will provide the student with experience of the general engineering design process, and provide a foundation for Design. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to apply solid modelling techniques to assist the design and development of typical engineering components. Students will apply concurrent engineering assembly techniques for working effectively in teams and enable them to contribute to the modification or design of manufacturing systems and products.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Produce 3D CAD models using industry standard solid modelling software.
LO2 Compare and use visualisation techniques such as wire frame and solid modelling.
LO3 Compare parametric and variational design techniques.
LO4 Explain the underlying concepts of concurrent engineering.
LO5 Construct and orientate part datum features such as datum planes, datum axes, and datum points.
LO6 Produce a dimensioned 2-D orthographic and isometric drawing from a 3-D model.
LO7 Create assembly hierarchies, and apply appropriate assembly constraints.
LO8 Generate general assembly drawings with bills of materials.
LO9 Describe various methods of exchanging CAD data between different systems.
LO10 Export design data for construction of rapid prototype models such as selective laser sintering (SLS) or 3D printing (3DP).
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Design process:
Design process model, product data life cycles.
10.00%
Solid Modelling:
Section creation, parametric constraint mechanisms. Feature creation, extrusions, revolutions, sweeps, lofts. History mechanisms and manipulation techniques. Boolean operations, union, intersection, subtraction
15.00%
Feature modelling:
Equation driven design, using equations with parametric modelling. Creation of catalogue feature based parts. Extraction of mass properties, inertial properties
20.00%
Surface Modelling:
Rail surfaces, lofted surfaces Modification of surfaces, iso-parametric lines, trimming surfaces, stitching surfaces. Integration of surfacing with Solid modelling.
10.00%
Assembly Modelling:
Part Instances, Product Hierarchies, constraint relationships. Item referencing, conventions, fasteners, exploded views, Assembled mechanism animations.
20.00%
Layout generation:
Preparation of dimensioned drawings. Reference Geometry, reference planes, lines, curves, reference systems.
15.00%
Data exchange mechanisms:
Rapid Prototyping: design validation using selective laser sintering. Data exchange formats - IGES, DXF, VDA.
5.00%
Concurrent Engineering:
Collaborative workgroups, data sharing, product life cycles Product database, Interaction of cross-functional teams, company wide interaction. Information exchange across departments, design, planning, manufacturing, quality.
5.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Solid modelling of a Rotated component with history access and modification, Individual CA conducted in Lab. 1,2 12.00 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation Solid modelling of a shelled or hollow part with modification of wall thickness, Individual CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,2,6 12.00 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Solid modelling of a complex part with combination of extrude, revolve, cut-out, protrusions, Individual CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,2,6 13.00 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Use of Datum features to aid the solid modelling of a complex part with combination of extrude, revolve, cut-out, protrusions. To include offset datum planes, inclined datum planes, datum axes, Individual CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,2,5,6 13.00 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Modelling of a simple assembly, constraint relationships. CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 6,7,8 20.00 Week 10
Multiple Choice Questions Multiple choice quiz, covering solid modelling, assembly modelling, drawing creation, parametric & variational design techniques, data exchange, and concurrent engineering. 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10 10.00 Week 10
Practical/Skills Evaluation Modelling of a large assembly, generate General Assembly drawings. CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 5,6,7,8 20.00 Week 11
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Lectures related to solid modelling and drawing layout creation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning Lectures related to creating assembly models 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Revision of CAD techniques covered in lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning reviewing on-line Learning Exchange Tutorials 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Lectures related to solid modelling and drawing layout creation 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Revision of CAD techniques covered in lectures 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning Lectures related to creating assembly models 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time reviewing on-line Learning Exchange Tutorials 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Mike Baxter 2002, Product Design, Nelso Thornes Ltd
  • Louis Gary Lamit, 2012, Creo(TM) Parametric, Nelson Engineering [ISBN: 978-1111576844]
  • Roger Toogood, Jack Zecher 2011, Creo Parametric 1.0 Tutorial and MultiMedia DVD, SDC Publications [ISBN: 1585036927]
  • Randy Shih 2011, Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric 1.0, SDC Publications [ISBN: 978-1585036615]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAMEC_B B.Eng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering [Ab Initio] 3 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Mandatory