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CAX Basics and Applications

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
CAX Basics and Applications
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: KIB-CAX
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.
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.
2V+2U (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: no
Language of instruction:

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

KIB-CAX (P223-0006) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 3, optional course, technical
KIB-CAX (P223-0006) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 3, optional course, technical
MAB_19_4.2.1.38 (P223-0006) Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 3, optional course, technical
MST2.CAX (P223-0006) Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 3, optional course
PIB-CAX (P223-0006) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 3, optional course, not informatics specific
PRI-CAX (P223-0006) Production Informatics, 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 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pascal Stoffels
Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Pascal Stoffels

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will: be able to model components using a CAD system - e.g. Siemens NX - with its basic functions and commands.
- Students will be aware of the production-oriented adherence to guidelines regarding the standardization of components.
- They will be familiar with the influences of manufacturing processes on the design of components - for example, for machining (turning/milling), forming (bending) or additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- They will be able to transfer their knowledge to other production processes and independently familiarize themselves with technology-specific characteristics.

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Module content:
- Fundamentals of 3D-CAD technology; representations in 2D and 3D form (DIN 5/6); line types, penetration, drawing scales, title block, dimension entry in drawings, introduction to 3D-CAD software for designing components, introduction to selected machine elements, assembly exercise for the haptic experience of machine elements and assembly processes, surface marks, tolerance specifications, fit specifications, general tolerances, form and position tolerance, calculation of tolerance chains and definition of surface qualities
- 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.).
- Consideration of the individual production steps suitable for manufacturing the components with their detailed surfaces
- Rough planning of the sequences in terms of a production process
- Manufacturing tolerances and their consideration in component design  
- Procedures for designing components

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

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Recommended or required reading:
- Hoenow, G.; Meißner. T.: Entwerfen und Gestalten im Maschinenbau. Fachbuchverlag Leipzig. - Hoenow, G.; Meißner. T.: Konstruktionspraxis im Maschinenbau. Hanser-Verlag.
- Hintzen, Laufenberg, Kurz: Konstruieren, Gestalten, Entwerfen. Vieweg-Verlag.
- 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 zum Download aus der HTW Bücherei!
- Grundlagenkurs Inventor 2019, Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG zum Download aus der HTW Bücherei!
- Gebhardt A.; Additive Fertigungsverfahren Additive Manufacturing und 3D-Drucken für Prototyping Tooling Produktion; Hanser Verlag; 2016
- Breuninger J., Becker R., Wolf A., Rommel S.; Generative Fertigung mit Kunststoffen, Springer Verlag; 2013
- Gibson I., Rosen D., Stucker B.; Additive Manufacturing Technologies 3D-Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Direct Digital Manufacturing

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Module offered in:
WS 2024 (probably), WS 2023/24
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