Short Title:Solid Modelling 2
Full Title:Solid Modelling 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SMOD H2000
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
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 Create assembly hierarchies, apply appropriate assembly constraints, and directly generate general assembly drawings with bills of materials.
LO3 Construct and orientate part datum features such as offset and inclined datum planes, datum axes, datum points and datum reference curves. Applying these to create more complex solid models.
LO4 Apply tools to improve modelling efficiency such as creating User Defined Features to allow regular modelling tasks to be applied efficiently, and use of Intelligent Fastners to automate repeat placement of fastners.
LO5 Use curve based features such as sweep, loft, blend, helical sweep and freeform to create more complex curved geometries.
LO6 Identify when components are available from catalogues, to source components from supplier and on-line catalogues, to download models and to integrate into assembly hierarchies.
LO7 Incorporate parameters and part relations into a solid model, enabling the rapid generation of parts.
LO8 Export design data for application downstream in the design process, e.g. 2D layouts, PDF files, STEP fines and construction of rapid prototype models such as selective laser sintering (SLS) or 3D printing (3DP).
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Modelling of an individual component, incorporating the component into an assembly, generation of general assembly drawing with bill of material and component referencing. This will include setting up assembly constraint and mechanism relationships. CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,2,3,8 20.00 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation To create a user defined feature (UDF), and to incorporate this UDF into a solid modelling of a specified component , Individual CA conducted in Lab. Upload to include final part, and UDF definition. 1,3,4,8 20.00 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation to incorporate supplier catalogue information into a solid modelling assembly. includes sourcing catalogue data, creating an assembly and components, generating a general assembly drawing with bill of materials. Individual CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,2,3,4,6 20.00 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Complex component creation: incorporating use of Datum features with combination of extrude, revolve, sweep, shell and patterning. Final part to include offset datum planes, inclined datum planes, datum axes, complex curved surface geometry. Individual CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,3,4,5 20.00 Week 9
Practical/Skills Evaluation Solid modelling of a complex part including parameters, feature relations, parameter based patterns. Student should demonstrate the result of modifying parameters by generating a number of part variations. Individual CA conducted in Lab. Submit 3-D model, 2-D Layout. 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 20.00 Week 11
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • K. Ulrich S. Eppinger 2015, Product Design and Development, 6th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 978-007802906]
  • Mike Baxter 2002, Product Design, Nelson Thornes Ltd
  • Louis Gary Lamit 2017, Creo(TM) Parametric, CL-Engineering [ISBN: 978-154264360]
  • Roger Toogood 2017, Creo Parametric 4.0 Advanced Tutorial, 1 Ed., SDC Publications [ISBN: 978-163057097]
  • Randy Shih 2017, Parametric Modeling with Creo Parametric, SDC Publications [ISBN: 978-163057105]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

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