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CADD 1 is the entry level CADD course at Ames High.  Any student wishing to pursue further study in the CADD area must first enroll in CADD 1. 

CADD 1 students will learn the fundamentals of drafting including orthographic projections, isometric drawings and sketching.  In addition to learning these fundamentals, the students will be introduced to three CADD computer programs.  At the present time the Ames High  Technology program uses AutoCAD Lt 2007y for 2 dimensional drawing and ProEngineer Wildfirey, and SolidWorksy, both of which are 3 dimensional modeling software packages.  All drafting done in the CADD courses at Ames High is performed on computers in the CADD lab.  

The course is designed to introduce the students to the area of drafting and make them proficient in the use of the CADD software.  This will provide a solid foundation for their future studies in CADD.

Course Syllabus

Lab Expectations

Unit 1

Orthographic Projections

Group 1

Group 2

Drawing 1 Drawing 1
Drawing 2 Drawing 2
Drawing 3 Drawing 3
Drawing 4 Drawing 4
Test Test

 

Unit 2

Isometric Drawings

Group 1

Group 2

   
Practice Practice
Drawing 1 Drawing 1
Drawing 2 Drawing 2
Drawing 3 Drawing 3
Drawing 4 Drawing 4
Test Test

 

Unit 3

ProEngineer and Solidworks Tutorials

 

Tutorials 1

Open the ProEngineer software. When the software opens you will see a menu of options in the Resource Center on the browser page.  Go to the Introduction tutorials read the first tutorial and do tutorials 2-6.  You will turn in a print of the final product of tutorials 2-6.

Tutorials 2

When you first open the SolidWorks software you will see a "SolidWorks Resources" screen to the right.  In those resources you will see a section labeled tutorials.  You need to complete the "30 Minute Lesson" and Lessons 1,2 and 3.

Tutorials 3

After you have completed the "Getting Started" tutorials, you need to complete the "Building Models" tutorials.  "3D Sketching", "3D Sketching with Planes", "Advanced Design", "Lofts", " Pattern Features", and "Revolves and Sweeps".  Turn in a print of the completed product of each tutorial.

 

Unit 4

Designing With ProEngineer and SolidWorks

You may use either ProEngineer or Solidworks to complete these assignments.

 

Design 1 Using the skills you acquired doing the tutorials, complete a 3D model of this orthographic projection.  Print out a copy of the completed model.
Design 2

Obtain one of the multipart screwdrivers from your instructor.  Complete a 3 dimensional model of each of the four pieces.  Make a print of each of the individual pieces, an exploded view of the pieces in the correct alignment, and an assembly in shaded and wire frame mode and turn in all 7 prints.

Design 3

Obtain an outlet box and duplex outlet from the tool cabinet.  Complete a 3 dimensional model of the two parts.  Make a print of each piece, an exploded view, including the screws and an assembly of the box and outlet and turn in all four prints. 

 

Unit 5

MasterCAM Tutorials

Tutorials 1 Obtain a MasterCAM X "Mill Training Tutorials" book from your instructor. Complete tutorial 1 "Drilling and Contouring Tutorial" and tutorial 2 "Pocket and Drilling Tutorial".  In order to get credit for these tutorials you must demonstrate the solid model verification for each tutorial to the instructor.
Tutorials 2 Obtain a MasterCAM X "Lathe Training Tutorials" book from your instructor. Complete tutorial 1 "Facing, Roughing and Finishing OD Tutorial 1".  In order to get credit for this tutorial you must demonstrate the solid model verification for the tutorial to the instructor.

 

 Unit 6

Machining With MasterCAM

Project 1 Acquire an image of a favorite logo.  This may be a college or professional team, a band, or any other design as long as it is appropriate for school.  You are going to convert that logo into a drawing per your teachers instructions.  You will create the appropriate machine paths to machine the part using either the CNC router or the CNC mill.  You will set up the CNC machine and use it to create a plaque of your design.  Turn in your completed part.
Project 2 Using one of the software packages you have available to you, design a chess pawn or similar playing piece to be turned on the CNC lathe.  You will use MasterCAM to create the appropriate machine paths to machine your piece.  You will set up the CNC lathe and turn the design you have created.  Turn in your completed part.