MC-512 COMPUTER AIDED MECHANICAL DESIGN
Credit Hours = 3
- Introduction to Computer-Aided Design: Engineering design process, CAD/CAM system concept, CAD/CAM hardware and software.
- Graphics Concepts: Coordinate transformations (translation, rotation, scaling, and reflection), Projections (parallel vs. perspective, orthographic vs. oblique, isometric), Shading & smoothing.
- Geometric Modelling Systems: Set operations, Constructive solid geometry, Boundary representation, and solid modelling methods. Representation of Curves: Parametric and featurebased design, Analytic curves such as line, circle, ellipse, parabola, and hyperbola, Synthetic curves such as cubic spline, Bezier, B-spline, NURBS, Manipulation of curves (segmentation, trimming, blending, offsetting), Re-parameterization of free form curves.
- Representation of Surfaces: Analytic surfaces such as plane, cylinder, sphere, Synthetic surfaces such as ruled, revolution, bi-cubic spline, Bezier, B-spline, and Coons. Manipulation of surfaces (segmentation, trimming, blending, offsetting), Surface modelling in Commercial CAD software.
- CAD/CAM Data Exchange: Data types and exchange methods (direct, indirect), Neutral data exchange format (IGES, STEP); Numerical Control: CNC machines and their programming; CAD Applications in Mechanical Engineering.