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ME 4634 Intro. CAD/CAM |

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

Having successfully completed this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe what constitutes a CAD/CAM system, and what elements and factors that are important in the creation of CAD/CAM software;
  2. Describe the history of and current industrial uses of CAD/CAM;
  3. Describe the various standards pertaining to computer graphics and CAD/CAM software;
  4. Explain the mathematical formulations, characteristics, and properties of popular parametric geometric curves and surfaces, including Hermite, Bézier, B-spline, and NURBS curves, and ruled, Coons, Hermite, Bézier, and B-spline surfaces;
  5. Explain and demonstrate the basic use and operation of a major commercial PDM software system in a team design and development environment; and
  6. Carry out all phases of the design of a mechanical assembly using a major commercial CAD/CAM software system in a team environment.

Revised:   Sunday, 13-Jan-2008 17:41:24 EST
Location:  http://www.cadlab.vt.edu/ME4634/Objectives.html

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