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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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CAD 164 - Solid Modeling I

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2022

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
The student will be introduced to the principles of parametric design using computer aided design software. Students will construct digital models by use of elements of geometry, modeling theory, and parametric workflow. Topics will include sketching, constraining, feature construction, combination modeling, methods, and mating. Students will practice the skills of planning, assessment of available tools, the effects of change, and sequencing of steps towards a desired modeling result. This knowledge will be useful in everyday life where one must analyze provided or specified requirements, and develop a strategy for attaining an overall goal.

Recommended(s): Computers will be used daily in this course. Students who do not have experience using computers should not attempt this course until having first completed a course in basic computer use.
Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face, and/or online

Credit for Prior Learning: This course offers an opportunity for students to earn Credit for Prior Learning for skills that they have brought with them to Iowa Central. For more information, please ask the instructor and see the Iowa Central Community College catalog.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $10.00 and ebook/Access Code: $124.99 (charged once per term for all courses that use Cengage Unlimited)

Common Course Assessment(s): Modeling exercise as determined by Program Coordinator

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Develop and utilize parametric modeling strategies
  • Manage relationships within the parametric workflow
  • Create file output using common technologies

Course Objectives

  • Compare and contrast modeling strategies
  • Develop modeling strategies
  • Build, constrain, and revise parametric modeling elements
  • Document parametric designs
  • Create file output using common technologies

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