MECH6041 - 3D CAD

Title:3D CAD
Long Title:3D Design using Autocad
Module Code:MECH6041
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: This Module aims to give the student a comprehensive introduction to the different forms of three dimensional draughting using Autocad software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use the World and User systems and define 3D co-ordinates in the construction of 3D drawings.
LO2 Use multiple viewports and views to construct 3D drawings
LO3 Create and edit polygon meshes for surface modeling.
LO4 Construct and render 3D models in the solid model state and generate 2D views from same
LO5 Plot multiple views from finished drawings
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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.

Students should be proficient in the use of 2D CAD
No Co Requisites listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Surface Meshing
To costruct various designs using Polygon mesh tools
Solid Modeling
Generate parts as solid objects using various Boolean functions such as extrude, revolve etc. Generate 2D views from 3D models and render 3D models.
To set up the required orthographic views from the 3D drawing
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation 3D views using polygon mesh tools 1,2,3,5 40.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Construction of machine parts using solid modelling 1,2,4,5 40.0 Week 12
Multiple Choice Questions Assessment of all learning outcomes 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Computer Aided Design 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Study 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
  • Scott Onstott 2015, AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016 Essentials, 1st Ed., Autodesk Official Press [ISBN: 1119059186]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • George Omura, Brian C. Benton 2015, Mastering AutoCAD 2016 and AutoCAD LT 2016, 1st Ed., Autodesk Official Press [ISBN: 1119044839]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_E3DDA_6 Certificate in 3D CAD and Solid Modelling 1 Mandatory