Lower Dauphin School District
Course Title: Engineering CAD Subject: Technology Education Grade Level(s): 9-12
Synopsis of Curriculum
Engineering CAD focuses on 3D software design for applications in engineering design and manufacturing. This is a good course for students who are interested in engineering, manufacturing, and/or related fields. Students taking Engineering CAD will be introduced to 3D design using advanced 3D modeling and visualization technologies such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Google Sketch-up. Students will be introduced to the idea of creating 3D models that are suitable for 3D printing, and will learn about the different models and drawing specifications that are required by the different manufacturing technologies available today.
Eleventh- and twelfth-grade students can receive college credit for this course through HACC’s “College in the High School” program, or take this course as a high school elective. Should students choose to participate in “College in the High School,” these 3 credits may be transferred to other colleges and universities.
Units of Study Titles
Unit 1 Introduction to the course and AutoCAD
Unit 2 AutoCAD Basic Commands
Unit 3 Orthographic Projection
Unit 4 Introduction to SolidWorks & Basic Tools
Unit 5 SolidWorks Advance Tools
Unit 6 Assemblies & Exploded Views
Unit 7 Appearance, Animation, and Testing
Unit 8 3D Printing