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Computer Aided Design CAD

Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment
The use of computer software to create and document a product's design process is known as Computer-Aided Design (CAD). CAD is used for product design, development, and optimisation through the use of software. It is adaptable and widely used in a variety of industries, such as tool and machinery design, construction, architecture and urban planning, landscaping, publishing, and interior design. Design engineers can utilise CAD to layout and develop their work on a computer screen, share it with other colleagues, print it off, and save it for later revision.

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Course Structure

This course is broken down into ten lessons:

1. Scope & Nature of Computer Aided Design
History of Technical Drawing
History of CAD
Why CAD?
Overview of Applications of CAD
Solid Modelling or Manufacturing
Surface Modelling
Assembly
Drafting Detailing
Reverse Engineering
Scanners

2. Types of CAD Software
CAD System Components
Popular CAD Software
Create a CAD Project

3. CAD Design Principles
Basics of CAD
Cartesian Coordinate System
Spatial Reasoning
Orthographic Projections
CAD Design General Principles
CAD Design Process
CAD Design Effective Use Principles

4. Landscape Mapping and Planning

Plan Types
Site Plan/Base Plan
Topographic Plan
Concept Plan
The Final Plan
Other Plans
How Landscape Plans are Presented
Steps In The Design Procedure
Landscape Graphics
Surveying and Measurement
Levelling
Area Measurement
Measurement of Volume
Earthworks
Limitations of CAD in Landscape Design

5. Construction and Engineering
CAD in Construction
Building Information Modelling
Application to Construction
Types of Drawings
Architectural Drawings
Building Services Drawings
Miscellaneous Drawings
Submission Drawings, Models, Environment Plans

6. Architecture and Urban Planning
CAD Modelling
Urban Planning
Architecture
Architectural Views
Using Templates
CAD visualisation
Virtual Tours
Risk Management
Risk Identification
Risk Assessment
Building Information Modelling
Optimisation

7. Manufacturing
Computer Numerical Control 
Computer Aided Manufacturing 
Aerospace
Automotive
Technology
Benefits
Design
Financial
Tooling
Outsourcing
Quality and Inspection
Logistics
Green Strategy

8. Rapid Prototyping
Why Rapid Prototyping is Important
The Prototyping Process
Types of Rapid Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing
Binder Jetting
Other Manufacturing Techniques
High Speed Machining
Laser Cutting
Water Cutting
Electrical Discharge Machining
Extruding, Moulding, Casting
Injection Moulding

9. 3D Printing
History of 3D Printing
Types of 3D Printing
3D Scanners
Types of Software
Slicer Software
Type of Printing Materials 
Advantages and Disadvantages of 3D Printing
Applications of 3D Printing
The Future of 3D Printing

10. Further Applications
Enhanced Reality
Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
Mixed Reality
Artificial Intelligence
Generative Design
The Cloud
Customisation and Other Applications

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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