A shiny 3D rendered model of a prototypeThe purpose of this course is to introduce engineering drawing techniques through an in-depth experience with modern computer aided design (CAD) software.  The course will begin with an introduction of hand-drawing and spatial visualization skills which are the foundation for any CAD work.  Then, an in-depth introduction to Solidworks, an industry standard CAD software tool, will be completed.  Additional topics include geometric design and tolerancing (GD&T) techniques and design for manufacturing (DFM) methods.  A final design project will require the use of rapid prototyping tools like laser cutting and/or 3D printing.