Master Diploma in Mechanical CADD
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Autocad for Mechanical Engineers
What is AutoCAD?
CAD stands for "Computer Aided Design." AutoCAD is a line of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design software produced by the Autodesk company. It includes a powerful suite of features to improve workflow and create true-to-life maps, diagrams, structures and schematics. CAD software is equal part design and analysis. The design is needed to produce models and prepare component production, and the analysis helps calculate stress levels, the influence of forces and the influences of finite elements in a design. According to a General Electric survey, 60 percent of manufactured parts errors were related to incomplete, ambiguous or impossible drafts -- problems easily corrected with the support of software like AutoCAD.
The design aggregation and documentation tools built into AutoCAD not only maximize productivity but also help to streamline your design and documentation workflows, speeding projects from design to completion while automating the tedious drafting tasks that would normally be done by hand.
With AutoCAD, surfaces, solids, and offset curves can be dynamically created and manipulated using context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models can be imported directly into AutoCAD from a variety of applications, including SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services allowing you to easily create intelligent 2D views. With Point Cloud tools, scanned objects can be imported with up to 2 billion data points, allowing existing environmental data to be used to help you start your projects. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs can be quickly created using AutoCAD's 3D printing capabilities.
Design Production and Troubleshooting
At the earliest stages of a design project, mechanical engineers can use 3d Modelling tools like Catia, Creo, Unigraphics to start sketching ideas and analyzing them to determine the best solution for a given problem. The software makes the process quick and easy; it eliminates the need to draw new blueprints for each version of an idea and simplifies redesigns. The software additionally helps interpret these designs, locating flaws, errors and inconsistencies the mechanical engineer might miss. Alternatively, the mechanical engineer can find with the software the source of a malfunction in an existing product by putting in the specifications and allowing the software to find the problem, allowing the engineer to be more efficient by going straight to the problem and finding a fix
Simulations and Scenarios
One of the most useful functions of CAD Software like Ansys, Hypermesh is its ability to provide a graphic simulation of how a constructed machine will function. Once a design prototype is complete, the software can generate a simulated version of the prototype and show it in action. This is a function impossible for the mechanical engineer to otherwise reproduce without investing the time and resources in developing a real-life prototype. With the help of this simulation, mechanical engineers can determine if the machine will work as intended and make any necessary tweaks or fixes before it goes into production.