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CAD Management

20-606-2 Certificate (C) 17 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Become a more valuable employee by learning to keep a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) department running smoothly, quickly and efficiently. This program will add advanced skills to your Mechanical Design associate degree. You’ll learn to customize and program CAD software and gain skills in networking, data and document management, hardware and software budgeting.

COURSE LIST

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
CAD Standards
10-606-130
3
CAD standards is an often overlooked concept within a CAD department. Efficiency and consistency can be optimized with well thought out and documented CAD standards. Standards and how they apply to layers, dimensions, text, title blocks, plotting, as well as other objects, will be covered. Students will be allowed to work with the CAD program of their choice (AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks or Catia). The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with at least one of those software packages.
Technological Resource Management
10-106-134
3
Focuses on acquirement, maintenance and replacement of technological resources. Examines the need for resource identification and allocation, problem identification, and resolution related to business technologies.
Corequisites: 10-106-118 Effective Business Practice; 10-106-128 Adv Office Software Apps; 10-106-160 Bus Relationship Development; 10-106-178 Presentation and Training Techniques; CAD Management Certificate students do not need this coreq.
Presentation and Training Techniques
10-106-178
3
Develops the skills necessary to prepare, support and facilitate business presentations and training programs.

Select a total of 8 credits from these options

Advanced AutoCAD
10-606-128
2
Suitable for students comfortable with the basics of creating an AutoCAD drawing, as taught in Intro to AutoCAD and Intermediate AutoCAD. This course focuses on using efficiency tools including grips and tool palettes, drawing with complex objects including polylines, regions and advanced text objects, defining blocks and attributes, using external reference files and image files, using layouts and advanced plotting features, creating sheet sets, and enhancing productivity with simple customization of AutoCAD. It is recommended that students have completed Intro to AutoCAD and Intermediate AutoCAD, or have appropriate industry experience in AutoCAD.
Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
10-606-139
2
Will introduce the student to the basics of Autodesk's Inventor software. Close attention will be paid to properly navigating the interface. Sketching, dimensional and geometric constraints, part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling will all be examined.
Advanced SolidWorks
10-606-142
2
A continuation of the Introduction to SolidWorks course. Surface modeling, sheet metal, creating part libraries, weldments and managing large assemblies are the major topics to be covered. The course assumes at least entry-level familiarity with SolidWorks.
SolidWorks Customization
10-606-143
2
Will introduce the student to the various objects that can be customized within SolidWorks' graphical user interface. Its macro language will be covered and applied to toolbars and other input mechanisms. The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with SolidWorks.
Inventor Customization
10-606-144
2
Will introduce the student to the various objects that can be customized within Inventor's graphical user interface. Its macro language will be covered and applied to toolbars and other input mechanisms. The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with Inventor.
CATIA Customization
10-606-145
2
Will introduce the student to the various objects that can be customized within CATIA's graphical user interface. Its macro language will be covered and applied to toolbars and other input mechanisms. The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with CATIA.
Intro to Visual LISP Programming
10-606-132
3
Teaches the non-programmer how to program AutoCAD to automate common and not so common tasks. Information can be gathered and used over and over again. Terminology, storage functions, logic, looping and branching functions are all covered. You will be amazed at the power you can build into your programs! The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with AutoCAD and will use the latest release of the software, however, backward compatibility will be discussed.
Advanced Visual LISP Programming
10-606-133
3
Builds on the concepts taught in the Introduction to Visual LISP course. Entity manipulation, working with selection sets and symbol table access are some of the topics to be covered. The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with AutoCAD and will use the latest release of the software, however, backward compatibility will be discussed.
DCL Programming
10-606-134
3
Takes Visual LISP to the next level. Dialog Control Language allows students to create a dialog box interface for their programs. Tools such as buttons, toggles, radio buttons, lists, sliders and image tiles are all covered in this course. The course assumes previous Visual LISP programming experience.
VBA Programming
10-606-135
3
Introduces Visual Basic for Applications, which is a programming interface for many computer applications. In this course, the basics of the language will be examined. Students will be allowed to use the CAD program of their choice (AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks or Catia) and apply the principles of VBA to automate the tasks of the CAD software. The course assumes a very high comfort level with AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks or Catia.
Document Management - SmartTeam
10-606-137
2
Focuses on the use of SmartTeam for setting up a safe and secure file sharing environment for companies that are using SolidWorks or Catia. The course assumes familiarity with SolidWorks or Catia. Knowledge of Product Life Management (PLM) helpful but not required.
Document Management - PDMWorks
10-606-138
2
Focuses on the use of PDMWorks for setting up a safe and secure file sharing environment for companies that are using SolidWorks or Catia. The course assumes familiarity with SolidWorks or Catia. Knowledge of Product Life Management (PLM) helpful but not required.
CATIA V5 - Advanced
10-606-107
2
Covers the advanced features of three-dimensional modeling, analysis and simulation. This course was created for designers with a CATIA V5 background. It focuses on solid, surface, sheet metal, mold tooling, systems design, stress analysis and kinematics.
Prerequisite: CATIA V5 - Basic (10-606-102)
Advanced Autodesk Inventor
10-606-140
2
A continuation of the Introduction to Inventor course. Surface modeling, sheet metal, creating part libraries, weldments and managing large assemblies are the major topics to be covered. The course assumes at least entry-level familiarity with Autodesk Inventor.
Introduction to SolidWorks
10-606-141
2
Will introduce the student to the basics of the SolidWorks software. Close attention will be paid to properly navigating the interface. Sketching, dimensional and geometric constraints, part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling will all be examined.
AutoCAD Customization
10-606-131
2
Will introduce the student to the various objects that can be customized within AutoCAD's graphical user interface. AutoCAD's macro language and DIESEL language will be applied to the ribbon, toolbars, tool palettes and other interface objects. Other customizable objects will also be covered. The course assumes familiarity and a comfort level with AutoCAD and will use the latest release of the software, however, backward compatibility will be discussed.
Document Management - Autodesk Vault
10-606-136
2
Focuses on the use of Autodesk Vault for setting up a safe and secure file sharing environment for companies that are using Autodesk Inventor or AutoCAD. The course assumes familiarity with AutoCAD or Inventor. Knowledge of Product Life Management (PLM) helpful but not required.

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