When you talk about learning any CAD software either 2D or 3D, you need to understand the basic principles of engineering drawing and projection without which you are not able to understand the inputs and if we can’t get the inputs we will not be able to produce the exact outcomes.
When we talk about Mechanical Engineering, where we are lot of learning is involved in terms of 2D & 3D modeling software in the CAD, if we don’t have an understanding of projection, section, auxiliary view or in board names that is to say Engineering drawing, then we may not be able to understand the requirement and the end result. As we all know that Engineering drawing is the only method or use language effectively to communicate in industries, so it is very important to learn the concepts and basic principles first. After that we can use any software.
If we have to mention the 2D software, which are used in Mechanical industry like AutoCAD for ME, DraftSight, ZW CAD, ARES commander can be easily learned and we can fetch the outcome through these software.
Now when we talk about 3D CAD we should have a proper understanding of the concepts like FIRST ANGLE PROJECTION and THIRD ANGLE PROJECTION. The placement of annotations & dimensions are what we need to mention in the final output.
What are the corrective measures that can be taken if we are going to 3D print the model. All the critical aspects will be addressed in these concepts. The basic assumption is that if somebody has the understanding of these concepts he/she can easily work on these software by providing very small efforts to a few ME 3D CAD—
AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, Creo (Pro-E), NX CAD (Unigraphics)
We will progressively move forward to highlight some basic principle which are being used in CAE i.e. Computer Aided Engineering.
In this segment we will understand about the concepts FFA, FEM, FOS, STRESS and different properties of material and its impacts on load.
If we have a proper understanding of above mentioned concepts we can easily work on the below mentioned software and by using the virtual scenario. We can easily get the output which will be as per the requirement.
ANSYS, SolidWorks Simulation, Hypermesh, CATIA Kinematics, SolidWorks Motion and name a few software in which we have CAE capabilities.
CAM is another segment of Mechanical Engineering, wherein you learn about the concepts of material and different types of methodologies which are used in the process of CAM. CAM stands for computer Aided Manufacturing. In this section we will talk about different processes of manufacturing.
In the recent years we are working on the Rapid prototyping method i.e. 3D Printing we will learn 3D printing in depth by the course which we are offering in CAM segment.