Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Course Code BIT209
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100

Study the concepts and processes that underpin computer-aided design (CAD).

CAD is used for product design, development, and optimisation through the use of
software. It is adaptable and widely used in a variety of industries, such as tool and
machinery design, construction, architecture and urban planning, landscaping,
publishing, and interior design.

Course Outline:

1. Scope & Nature of Computer Aided Design
• History of Technical Drawing
• History of CAD
• Why CAD?
• Overview of Applications of CAD
• Solid Modelling or Manufacturing
• Surface Modelling
• Assembly
• Drafting Detailing
• Reverse Engineering
• Scanners

2. Types of CAD Software
• CAD System Components
• Popular CAD Software
• Create a CAD Project

3. CAD Design Principles
• Basics of CAD
• Cartesian Coordinate System
• Spatial Reasoning
• Orthographic Projections
• CAD Design General Principles
• CAD Design Process & Effective Use Principles

4. Landscape Mapping and Planning
• Plan Types/Site Plan/Base Plan/Topographic Plan
• Concept Plan/Final Plan and Other Plans
• How Landscape Plans are Presented
• Steps In the Design Procedure
• Landscape Graphics
• Surveying and Measurement
• Levelling
• Area Measurement
• Measurement of Volume
• Earthworks
• Limitations of CAD in Landscape Design

5. Construction and Engineering
• CAD in Construction
• Building Information Modelling
• Application to Construction
• Architectural Drawings
• Building Services Drawings
• Submission Drawings, Models, Environment Plans

6. Architecture and Urban Planning
• CAD Modelling

• Urban Planning
• Architecture and Architectural Views
• Using Templates
• CAD visualisation and Virtual Tours
• Risk Management, Identification and Assessment
• Building Information Modelling
• Optimisation

7. Manufacturing
• Computer Numerical Control
• Computer Aided Manufacturing
• Aerospace/Automotive/Technology
• Benefits, Design, Financial and Tooling
• Outsourcing
• Quality and Inspection
• Logistics and Green Strategy

8. Rapid Prototyping
• Why Rapid Prototyping is Important
• The Prototyping Process and types of Rapid Prototyping
• Additive Manufacturing
• Binder Jetting
• Other Manufacturing Techniques
• High Speed Machining, Laser Cutting & Water Cutting
• Electrical Discharge Machining
• Extruding, Moulding, Casting and Injection Moulding

9. 3D Printing
• History of 3D Printing and Types of 3D Printing
• 3D Scanners
• Types of Software and Slicer Software
• Type of Printing Materials
• Advantages and Disadvantages of 3D Printing
• Applications and the Future of 3D Printing

10. Further Applications
• Enhanced Reality
• Augmented Reality
• Virtual Reality
• Mixed Reality
• Artificial Intelligence
• Generative Design
• The Cloud
• Customisation and Other Applications

Computer-aided design (CAD has largely replaced manual hand drafting. It is a software programme that makes it easier to develop and visualise ideas, as well as alter and improve them. Although learning CAD can be difficult and time-consuming, it minimises the amount of time and effort required to develop visual renderings of designs. Apply computer technology to design
and assist planning in a range of industries, including landscaping, construction, engineering, and manufacturing.

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