ME104: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Unit 4: CAD Project   You now know the basics of technical drawingandhow to use a CAD programto create 2D and 3D sketches and models.  You are ready to create your own working drawings, both by drafting and with CAD.  Provided with the instructions for this project is an example that illustrates how to assemblea pulley from its component parts.  This example is meant to guide you through the steps of this project.  First, you will need to create a 3D model of each part using T-FLEX CAD.  This will require you to implement the techniques learned in Units 2 and 3.  Once you have modeled the parts, you will need to assemble them using T-FLEX CAD.

Unit 4 Time Advisory
This unit should take you 6.5 hours to complete.

Unit4 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Apply the skills attained from 2D and 3D modeling to design working drawings by using T-FLEX CAD.

  • Activity: The Saylor Foundation’s “CAD Project” Link: The Saylor Foundation’s “CAD Project” (PDF), "Example Files" (ZIP)
    Instructions: Please download the PDF file linked above to access the instructions for this project.  The second link contains T-FLEX files for an example project; review these in T-FLEX CAD to assist you in your own, original design.  When you select the link, a dialogue box will open; select a location to save the compressed folder.  Once you have downloaded the folder, open it and follow any instructions to extract (decompress) its contents.  Please note that the individual files will open in the T-FLEX CAD software

    Terms of Use: Please respect the copyright and terms of use for Top Systems' T-FLEX CAD software and any other resources used to complete this project.