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MECH6040 - Intro 3-D Parametric Modelling

Title:Intro 3-D Parametric Modelling
Long Title:Introductory 3-D Parametric Mo
Module Code:MECH6040
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 8 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: This module introduces the student to 3-D Parametric modelling. The core concept of the module is to develop techniques to create parts, assemblies and drawings utilising 3-D modelling package. These tasks will be carried out using best practice modelling strategies and international drawing standards.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use industry specific 3-D parametric modelling software
LO2 Develop 3-D models/assemblies
LO3 Produce 2-D working drawings from 3-D models
LO4 Illustrate the benefits of parametric modelling for design intent
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
3-D Modelling
Create basic solid models involving Sketching a Profile, setting Dimensions & Constraints and Basic Features (e.g. Extrude,Revolve, Blends (Lofts), Holes, Threads, Shell, Chamfer, Round, Draft, Rib and Thin,duplicating Features;Reorder Features and Relations), Assembly of parts, mechanisms,working drawing creation, BOM and presentation files.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Develop a 3-D Model 1,2,4 15.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Produce working drawings of parts, assembly and presentation of a given system. 1,2,3 20.0 Week 9
Project Design and Model a 3-D project. Produce associated parts, assembly and presentation drawings. 1,2,3,4 35.0 Sem End
Other Portfolio 1,2,3,4 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab 3-D Modelling 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Self Directed 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab 3D Modelling 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Curtis Waguespack,, Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2012 [ISBN: 978-1-1180-1682-4]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Wasim Younis,, Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012 [ISBN: 978-1461066118]
  • Daniel T. Banach, Travis Jones,, Autodesk Inventor 2011 Essentials Plus [ISBN: 9781111135270]
  • James M. Leake; with special contributions by Jacob L. Borgerson 2008, Engineering design graphics, John Wiley & Sons [Hoboken, NJ] [ISBN: 978-0-471-76268-3]
  • Thom Tremblay,, Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Inventor LT 2012 Essentials [ISBN: 978-1-1180-1680-0]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: http://students.autodesk.com/

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_E3DDA_6 Certificate in 3D CAD and Solid Modelling 2 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Group Elective 1

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