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Course Description

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Computer Aided Design - CAD 230

NX - 3D and 2D Applications

4 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This first level NX course will cover the basics of creating, editing and storing 3D models. The construction and constraining of assemblies will be covered as will the creation of detail and assembly drawings using the drafting package.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CAD 120 or drafting knowledge/experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Create constrained sketches.
  • Create complex models using feature based operations.
  • Create complex models using independent bodies.
  • Create Geometric Sets.
  • Utilize Boolean operations to merge bodies into final complex parts.
  • Create views of parts.
  • Apply dimensions and tolerances to the views of the parts.
  • Complete title blocks.
  • Print/plot drafting files.
  • Select various printers, paper size and plotting formats.
  • Save files in compressed and non-compressed formats.
  • Insert parts into Product Files.
  • Constrain parts to each other and to the coordinate systems within the assembly.
  • Generate reports of clearances and interferences for assemblies.
  • Create exploded assembly drawings.
  • Check assemblies for clearances and interferences.
  • Create Bill of Material tables for assembly drawings.
  • Create simple surfaces.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 230514259NX 3D & 2DMEC4Hiselman R24/24/0Open$72.00T  05:30 PM-09:24 PM MEC125

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday