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CAD Technology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
CAD Technology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: DFBME-311
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
P610-0326, P610-0339, P610-0543
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4SU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

[still undocumented]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

DFBME-311 (P610-0326, P610-0339, P610-0543) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, mandatory course
DFBME-311 (P610-0326, P610-0339, P610-0543) Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2023 , semester 3, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 120 hours (equivalent to 4 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Gaspard
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Gaspard

[updated 14.09.2020]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to model components using the "Autodesk Inventor Professional" CAD system and its basic functions and commands.
Students will be aware of the production-oriented adherence to guidelines regarding the standardization of components.

[updated 04.12.2020]
Module content:
Basics of 3D CAD technology.
Overview of the current state of the art and future developments.
Basic applications and functions: Structural components, assemblies, drawing views, exploded-view drawings
Standardized names of structural components, elements and detail surfaces (groove, chamfer, pocket, shaft, undercut, etc.).
Thinking through the production steps suitable for the production of the components with their detailed surfaces and roughly planning the sequence in terms of a production process.

[updated 04.12.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture using multimedia-supported training courses and integrated exercises.

[updated 04.12.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Inventor 2020 Grundlagen, Herdt Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-86249-856-7
Basiskurs für Autodesk Inventor 2020; Armin Gräf Verlag,
Grundlagenkurs Inventor 2019, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG can be downloaded from the htw library!
Grundlagenkurs Inventor 2019, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG can be downloaded from the htw library!

[updated 04.12.2020]
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