CAD Operator

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CAD Operator
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Provides instruction for the entry level mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) operator. Software operation using industry standard AutoCad and SolidWorks software are used during instruction to develop detailed design drawings and specifications for mechanical equipment, dies, and tools using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment. Two dimensional drawings, isometric drawings, three dimensional drawings and assemblies will be created. Print reading, visualization, sketching, and design document structuring are addressed. The student will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of multiple CAD applications. Fundamentals Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing principles are applied to mechanical part designs based on the current ASME Y14.5 standard. Courses in the certificate introduce the student to a broader range of manufacturing process, related part feature creation, material properties and the effects of production variation on design and part producibility.

This is a non-credit certificate
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