CAD/Cam Applications

CAD/Cam Applications
Principles and practices involved in parametric surface and solid modeling, associativity, NC tool path generation, etc. Construction of complete CAD models for design, analysis, and manufacture.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesME EN 471 & ME EN 570
Course Outcomes

Programming Proficiency

Proficiency in Visual Basic/C/C programming applied to engineering problems.

Commercial CAD API Toolkits

Master programmatic wireframe, surface and solid modeling techniques through the use of commercial CAD API toolkits, e.g. CATIA or NX.

Analysis Models

Learn and demonstrate programmatic creation and manipulation of analysis models via CAE API toolkits, e.g. HyperMesh, Nastran, ANSYS, Gambit, Fluent, ADAMS, etc


Use and program Isight to optimize programmatic CAD/CAE applications.

Database Structures

Understand database structures and how to programmatically create, access, control, etc. the data.


Develop a proof-of-concept for an industry or research sponsored application.


Work in collaboration with fellow teammates to accomplish both the learning of the CAx tools and the executing of the industrial project.