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

Course 1 starts January 13, 2016! Click here to register.

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 January 13, 2016! Click here to register.

NEW Course Format!

The course format has been redesigned based on participant feedback from previous cohorts. More activities are done offline – at your own pace as class prep work. Then we get together in a virtual classroom for group discussions once a week. This allows us to combine the strengths of online, synchronous, asynchronous, conferencing and virtual computer technologies to deliver a more meaningful learning experience.

Prep Work:

Lecture Videos - View the lecture video(s) for the week.
Lab and Lab Handout - Refer to lab handout as you complete the lab using your virtual computer environment.
Reading - Read the assigned article or case study.
Discussion Forum - Contribute to the discussion forum by commenting on the lecture and reading.

Virtual Classroom:

Group Discussion
One-on-one lab help