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ME110- Introduction to

CAD
Craig R. Ronald
Hylan 303

Course Format

Pro/ENGINEER
Industry recognized leader in
mechanical design software.

Focus on solid modeling,


detailing and assemblies.

Design Examples
X-38 Crew Return
Vehicle

Barbie Beetle

Design Examples
Paintball Mask

LeMans Race Car

Dentist Chair

Design Examples
Automatic Bus Transmission

John Deere Combine

About the Instructor


MS Mechanical Engineering U of R
1990
Taught ME110 since 1987
Used Pro/ENGINEER since 1997

Importance of Course
Only a 2 credit course but...
Teaches the language of
engineering
Skill that is most likely to help job
search

Web Site

http://www.me.rochester.edu/courses/ME110

The web site will be kept up to date


Check frequently! You are responsible
for knowing the information on the site.

Blackboard
Log on at: http://my.rochester.edu/
Assignments
Email lists
Grades

Course Outline
Phone numbers 256-6623 Work
259-6119 Cell (til 10PM)
E-mail: c.ronald@rochester.edu

Course Outline contd

Memory Stick
you will need to have a USB memory
stick by next lecture

Grading
6 Homework worth 8 points each,
Lowest grade is dropped!
1 midterm test worth 30 points, no
curving.
Second exam worth 30 points on
last day of class.

Six View Orthographic


Projection

Three views are usually sufficient

Choice of views
least hidden
lines
clarity
only necessary
views

Precedence of Lines
Visible
Hidden
Center

Meaning of lines
intersection of 2 surfaces
edge view of a surface
contour of a curved surface

Section Views

Use section
views to
eliminate hidden
lines.
All visible lines
behind plane
shown.
Hidden lines are
rarely shown.

Types of CAD systems

Wireframe- modeling the curves of the


part
Surface modeling- Model the surfaces of
the part, but without knowledge of
material.
Solid modeling- full solid representation
Parametric Modeling- dimension driven
solid modeling.

Solid Modeling

What is a solid model?


A three dimensional representation of
geometry that includes the shape
definition of the geometry as well as a
definition of inside and outside.

Why use a solid modeler?

Intelligent modeling- modeler can


understand concept like through,
through until, etc.

Accurate Detailing
Hidden lines
Section views
Auxiliary views

Manufacturing

Tool paths may be made directly


from the model.

Interference checking

Finite Element Analysis


Ability to do Deflection and stress
analysis on complex
parts/assemblies.
Complex problems are discritized
into simple shapes.

Rapid Prototyping

Stereo Lithography
Light setting polymer is built up layer
by layer with a laser.

3D Printing
Inkjet printer glues together layers
of Plastic or Stainless steel powder.
Sintering binds the powder.

Demo

Types of Solid Modeling

B-REP Boundary representation


The solid is defined by the surfaces bounding the volume
as well as inside and outside definition. (outward unit
normal)

Types of Solid Modeling

CSG- Constructive Solid


Geometry
Primitive solid shapes joined together with Boolean
operators define the solid. The model is stored with
a tree structure.
Boolean operators are three-dimensional set
operators (union, difference, and intersection).

Set Theory

Union

Differenc
e

Intersectio
n

CSG- Constructive Solid


Geometry