151-0321-00L  Technical Drawing and CAD

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersK. Shea
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Mechanical Engineering BSc.

AbstractFundamentals of Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Introduction to the design process and sketching. Create and read technical drawings. Create 3D models in CAD and fabricate them directly using additive manufacturing (3D printing).
ObjectiveThe lecture and exercises teach the fundamentals of technical drawing and CAD. After taking the course students will be able to create accurate technical drawings of parts and assemblies as well as read them. Students will also be able to create models of parts and assemblies in a 3D, feature-based CAD system. They will understand the links with simulation, product data management (PDM) and additive manufacturing.
ContentIntroduction to Engineering Design
Sketching in Engineering Design

Technical Drawing:
- projections and views
- cuts
- notations
- primitives
- ISO norm elements
- dimensioning
- tolerances
- assemblies
- documentation

- CAD basics
- CAD modeling methods
- sketch modeling
- modeling operations
- feature-based modeling
- assemblies
- creating 2D drawings from 3D parts
- links to simulation, e.g. kinematics
- links to model variants and Product Data Management (PDM)
- links to additive manufacturing (3D printing)
Lecture notesLecture slides and exercise handouts are available on the course Moodle website: Link
LiteratureIn addition to the lecture material the following books are recommended (only in German):

Technisches Zeichnen: selbstständig lernen und effektiv üben
Susanna Labisch und Christian Weber
2008 Vieweg
ISBN: 978-3-8348-0312-2 ;ISBN: 978-3-8348-9451-9 (eBook)
eBook (accessible from the ETH domain): Link

VSM Normen-Auszugs 2010
14. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-03709-049-7
(kann in den Übungen bestellt und gekauft werden)

Marcel Schmid
CAD mit NX: NX 8
J.Schlembach Fachverlag
ISBN: 978-3-935340-72-4
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is given as a lecture (1h /week) and an exercise (3h/week). Students are split into working groups for the exercises with a maximum of 20 students per group.

Semester Fee
A fee is charged for printed copies of the course handouts.

This course is only passed if 9 out of 11 exercises are submitted during the semester and the final test is passed. If an insufficient number of exercises are submitted or the final test is not passed, then the course is failed («no show»).