Course 1: Introduction to 3D CAD Design in PLM Environments

COURSE 1 starts August 12, 2015! Click here to register!

NEW Format for Fall 2015!

This course has been redesigned based on participant feedback from previous cohorts. More activities are done offline – at your own pace when YOU have time. Then we get together in a virtual classroom for group discussions once a week. The virtual classroom session is designed to build on the corresponding self-paced activities.

Offline Activities

  • Lecture Videos: View the lecture video(s) for the week.
  • Quiz: Short assessment to reinforce concepts described in video lecture.
  • Discussion Forum: Read the article or case study. Give short answers to the discussion starter questions.
  • Lab and Lab Handout: Refer to lab handout as you try the lab using your virtual computer environment.

Virtual Classroom Activities

  • Group Discussion
  • One-on-one lab help

Course 1 Description:

Introduction to 3D CAD Design in PLM EnvironmentsThe goal of this course is for students to understand the methodologies and application of virtual 3D CAD product design in functioning PLM environments. The course will emphasize PLM as a strategic business initiative and will introduce students to the importance of the appropriate application of a 3D CAD product design tool in a PLM environment.

Course 1 Objectives:

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of PLM concepts
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic 3D modeling techniques used in PLM environments

Course 1 Topics Include:

  • Introduction to PLM
  • Role of 3D Solid Modeling in PLM
  • Design Process and Design Intent
  • Parametric Modeling and Features
  • Assembly Modeling
  • Geometry and Information Re-use
  • Modifying and Editing Constraint-based Models
  • Model Based Definition

The next COURSE 1 STARTS August 12, 2015! Click here to register!