Advanced, 3-dimensional graphics tools for engineering design. Wire frame, surface and solids modeling: boundary representation, constructive solids, sweeping, rotation, Boolean operations. Computer rendering, viewing, and presentation of solids. Presentation using computer animation and multimedia techniques. Design using parametric CAD. A design project is required. 3 units.
Lectures: MW 9-10, 2107 Etcheverry Hall
Linking AutoCAD to 3D Studio R3, for Architecture, M. Bousquet, J. McIver, and D Douglas; Autodesk Press (International Thomson Publishing Company), 1996. Recommended.
Parametric Solids and Assembly Modeling with Mechanical Desktop, S. Howell, PWS Publishing, 1997. Recommended.
Mastering 3D Studio, R3, New Riders Publishing, 1996.Recommended.
15 weeks of lecture. Open laboratories. Weekly or semi-weekly homework assignments. One group final design project. No examinations.
Laboratories begin with the first week of class. The laboratories have an "open" format. You may forfeit your enrollment in the class if you are absent from both the laboratory and the lecture during the first week of class. After your enrollment is confirmed, attendance in laboratory sections is optional. The purpose of the laboratory sections is to provide a forum where students can discuss, and receive assistance with, lecture and homework material with the instructor and other students. Although laboratory attendance is not required, it is highly recommended.
The computers in the design laboratories are available for use except when a class is in session. The use schedule is enclosed, and also posted outside the doors of the laboratories. The building is locked at 5:00 PM and on weekends, however, students enrolled in the class can access the building with a card key. The laboratories are locked at all times, and are accessible only with a card key. Card keys will be available from Mr. Joey Cruz in room 2115 Etcheverry Hall. There is a fee of $30 (of which $15 is refundable) for card keys.The CAD workstations in rooms 2105 and 2107 Etcheverry Hall are provided for student use in this, and other, courses. The 30 student stations in each laboratory (60 stations total) are networked to a fileserver and a printserver, which operate the output devices. Each student station has an Intel Pentium P-90 processor with a Triton chipset, a 64-bit graphics accelerator, 32 Mbytes of RAM, a 16-bit sound card, and a 850 Mbyte hard disk. The display is a 15" Viewsonic ES monitor. Two stations in each room have an Iomega 100 Mb ZIP drive for loading and unloading large files. In addition, there are 24 CAD workstations in room 2109 Etcheverry Hall. These machines are faster, with Pentium Pro 200 processors, 32 Mb RAM, and 17" Sony monitors. Each student is required to obtain at least 10 2.0 Mbyte (1.44 Mbyte formatted) 3.5" floppy disks and 2 100 Mb ZIP diskettes. Most homework assignments will require the use of the computer workstation. This equipment is irreplaceable and must not be abused.The software used for the course is AutoCAD, R 13, for computer-assisted-drawing. AutoDesk Mechanical Desktop will be used for parametric modeling. AutoDesk 3-D Studio, R3, will be used for solids rendering, presentation, and animation. AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop are installed in both 2105 and 2107 Etcheverry Hall. 3D Studio is installed in room 2107 only. 3D Studio MAX has been installed in 6 of the machines in 2109 Etcheverry Hall, however we will be using R3 for instruction. If you have an IBM compatible computer available to you outside the laboratory, version 12 of AutoCAD, version 2 of 3-D Studio, and version 1.1 of Designer (Precursor to Mechanical Desktop) may still be available as a package from the ASUC bookstore for approximately $250.
If problems are encountered with a machine, place a note under the keyboard describing the problem, and move to another machine. Fill out and submit an incident report sheet (found on the bulletin board in each room), otherwise the instructors have no way of knowing that a machine is down. Keep the room secure, do not allow unauthorized access. Please notify one of the instructors or campus security of any suspicious persons or events in, or near, the design laboratory.
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FOOD AND DRINK ARE NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE LABORATORIES. DO NOT PROVIDE ROOM OR MACHINE ACCESS TO ANYONE NOT ENROLLED IN THE COURSE.DO NOT MAKE COPIES OF THE SOFTWARE, NOT EVEN FOR PERSONAL USE. THIS IS ILLEGAL.
DO NOT INSTALL SOFTWARE NOT LICENSED FOR USE ON THE MACHINES. THIS IS ILLEGAL.
40% Final Project