Computer Aided Design  -  The University of Plymouth.

Engineering Drawing & CAD learning resources


 

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Practise 1st & 3rd angle orthographic projection drawing - Worksheet title:                                                  | Worksheet solutions |
Drawing worksheet #1 > 1st angle orthographic projections (pdf 220K) > Extra info.   | 1 | 2 |
Drawing worksheet #2 > 3rd angle orthographic projections (pdf 360KB) > Extra info.   | 1 | 2 |
Drawing worksheet #2a > 3rd angle orthographic projections (pdf 680KB)   | 1 | 2 |
Drawing worksheet #3a > Hand sketching (pdf)
Drawing worksheet #3 > Creating 1st & 3rd angle projections (pdf 136KB)   | 1st  | 3rd |
Drawing worksheet #4 > Creating isometric views (pdf 330KB)   | 1 |
A4 blank sheet, with boarder & 5mm grid > a4_5mm_grid.pdf
3d resources > Interactive orthographic projection models
   
Practise detailing engineering drawings -  
Drawing worksheet #5 > Sectioning examples (pdf 435KB)   | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Drawing worksheet #6 > Dimensioning examples (pdf 164KB)   | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Drawing worksheet #7 > 'Limits and fits' examples (pdf 195KB) > BS4500A table   | 1 |
   
Learn the basics of how to use 'AutoCAD' software -  
2D AutoCAD tutorial > Intro. to 2D CAD (pdf)
3D AutoCAD tutorial > Intro. to 3D  CAD (pdf)
  terrain.zip
Practise/consolidate AutoCAD skills -   
Worksheets, 2D AutoCAD > Creating 1st & 3rd angle projections (pdf)
Creating an orthographic projection drawing of a building. (pdf)

Creating layouts, using sections & a grid system. (pdf)

Creating detail drawings. (pdf)

Worksheets, 3D AutoCAD > Creating 3D surfaces (pdf)
Creating 3D solids (pdf)
   
Introduce yourself to SolidWorks -  
Learn the basics >  Worksheet
Practise feature creation, worksheet #10 > Worksheet #10 (pdf)
Extra SolidWorks practise examples > SolidWorks Student Guide (large pdf, 8MB)
How to analyse motion > COSMOSMotion worksheet (pdf)  > Parts required: motion.zip
Modelling gears > gears.pdf Files: gears.zip
  Program     
Dremel design project > Web site    Part_file    Sketch_drawing
Simple engine modelling exercise > Worksheet #11 (pdf)
Complete single cylinder engine > engine_2.zip
Learn how to visualise AutoCAD model using '3ds max' software -  
Rendering & animation > Intro. to 3ds max (pdf 760KB) house.dwg   terrain.zip
  3ds Max tutorial sample files > 

\\uopnet\apps\installers5\3DSMax9_Tutorials

Coursework example (ACAD stage 2) > Hockerton Housing Project
   
Learn how to present work in simple web pages -  
Web page authoring > Web page tutorial (pdf)  Project #1  Zipped files
   
Learn how to create interactive media from AutoCAD model -  
VR modelling > The basics VR room tutorial (pdf 260KB) room.wrl
Download resource files for VR room tutorial > room_floor.jpg
room_wall.jpg
sphere.htm
VR modelling > To include a simple object animation VR sliding door tutorial (pdf) 3rooms.dwg  3rooms.wrl
VR modelling > More on the VRML nodes 3ds max to VRML notes  (pdf 180KB)
VR modelling > To include sound potato.wrl
VR modelling > To include an *.mpg video file fire_place.wrl
VR modelling > Extra tips on VRML & panoramic media VRML & panoramic tips

VR modelling > The ROUTE statement (light switch)

spotlights.wrl  spotlights.max    floor.jpg
   
Learn how to create interactive panoramic QuickTime movies -
'Stitcher' resources > RealViz Stitcher_notes (doc)
Stitcher tutorial (pdf 2.8MB)
Stitcher Extras (pdf 580KB)
Stitcher distorsion (pdf 550KB)
20_source_images.zip (2.4MB)
Stitched_Image.jpg (650KB)
Big VR.mov  (3.8MB)
Small VR.mov  (460KB)
Download files:  
Limits & Fits data, (hole based) > BS4500A table
CAD file - Creating 3D surfaces worksheet > surfaces_1.dwg (76KB)
CAD file - A3 boarder > UoP_A3.dwg (70KB)
CAD file - A2 boarder > UoP_A2.dwg (70KB)
CAD file - A1 boarder > UoP_A1.dwg (70KB)
CAD file - A0 boarder > UoP_A0.dwg (70KB)
  Other useful site plans
CAD file - Data transfer 3D example > concrete_solid.prt
CAD file - Data transfer 2D example > concrete_drawing.drw
CAD file - Preparing a layout drawing file > layout_example.dwg
   
Find other resources:  
CAD reading list > Reading list
Web sites > CAD related web sites


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