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# Topic, Notes, Assignment % Assessment Format
1. Parametric Parts 10 CAD model
2. Sheet metal 10 CAD model
3. Piping 10 CAD model
4. Engineering Reference 10 CAD model, paperwork
5. Surfaces 10 CAD model
6. Macros 10 CAD model
7. Motion 10 CAD model
8. Project 20 CAD model
- TOTAL 100 -


1.    Parametric Parts    10% 

Build ONE common part to be included in our parts library. Common parts include: Bolts (hexagonal, socket head, slotted, countersunk, other head types etc), nuts, washers (flat, spring etc), steel sections (I beam, channel, angle), tubes, bearings, plumber blocks, clevis joints, hinges, etc. These are to be built using parametric variables so that the sizes can be adjusted for use in different models. Check with teacher first to ensure your model is not duplicated by someone else.

2.    Sheet metal    10%

Model a sheet metal part. Good examples are internal sheet-metal work from electronic equipment, like internal computer housings, power supply housings, automotive computer housings. The average toolbox is usually a bit too pathetic - look for something with  interesting holes, bends, possibly louvres and dimples. 

Build the component, then flat pattern. Make dimensioned drawing of flat pattern, make dxf for profile cutting.

3.    Piping    10%

Use SE piping facility to build a pipe profile. This is best included into your project.

4.    Engineering Reference    10%

Use engineering reference to solve beams, columns and shafts.

5.    Surfaces    10%

Use surfaces to construct a part. Best used in your project.

6.    Macros    10%

Show the use of a macro in building a part.

7.     Motion     10%

Build motion into an assembly with at least 3 linked moving parts. (e.g. piston/conrod/crankshaft)

8.    Project    20%

An assembly of a real machine that involves as many of the above as possible. No less than 10 parts, aim for about 20. (If some of the above are not relevant you need to add a separate project in order to demonstrate that feature.)