Rosemount Technology Centre



Ministry Code: 5725
120 Credits
1800 Hours (60 weeks)
D.E.P. (Diplôme d'études professionnelles)

Objectives of the Program
To enable the students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to produce drawings quickly and accurately, using a computerized work station. All topics relate to industry and include detail and assembly drawings of mechanisms, illustrations, development of objects, machine frames along with electrical and electronic drawing. Students will use the current version of AutoCAD. Advanced students will be introduced to other 3D-modeling software.

Employment Prospects
Electrical Drafter
Design Checker
Detail Drafter
Mechanical Drafter
Mine Drafter
Technical Illustrator
General Drafter

What is Industrial Drafting (CAD) and is it right for you?
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 Program Modules
Hours
Credits
1)
The Trade and the Training Process
Learn about the various types of companies which employ draftspersons
Become acquainted with the different jobs related to manufacturing
Learn about the nature of the work of draftspersons and skills required
Become familiar with the program of study and the training processes
15
1
2)
Solving Problems Related to Industrial Drafting
Calculation of linear dimensions, surface areas and volumes of objects
Imperial and metric units for length, area, volume and mass and conversion between them.
Geometric calculations involving triangles and other shapes
Calculation of gear and speed ratios between components of a mechanical system
60
4
3)
Interpreting Technical Drawings
Established mechanical drafting standards and conventions used in industry
Visualizing parts in three-dimensional views
Standards for dimensioning, including form, positioning and tolerances
Relating dimensions between various views of a part or assembly
Familiarity with standards for notation of details and specifications
75
5
4)
Producing Sketches
Principles of orthographic projection, both American and ISO standards
Knowledge of isometric and axonometric projections and how to construct them
Ability to create sectional, auxiliary and partial views of various objects
Applying dimensions in accordance with national and international standards
75
5
5)
Working at a Computerized Work Station
Understand ergonomic principles and practices relating to full-time use of a computer
Be able to use all the major features of the Windows operating system
Search for information with the Windows help system
Be able to create and format documents with a word processing program
Understand the principles of creating and modifying a spreadsheet
Be familiar with the Internet, including how to find and retrieve technical information
75
5
6)
Producing Detail Drawings of Mechanical Components
Basics of AutoCAD software interface and operation
Coordinate systems (absolute, relative, rectangular, polar)
Management of drawing files, setting up project and drawing folders
Object snaps and drawing aids, productivity features
Checking accuracy of drawn views and dimensions, units and precision
Organizing layers, assignment of colours, linetypes and lineweights
Plotting – plotter operation, layouts, use of template files
Creation and insertion of blocks, creating and managing block libraries
90
6
7)
Illustrating Fasteners
Fastener terminology and thread standards
Managing and using block libraries of standard fasteners and mechanical parts
Transfer of fastener data from various sources to drawing (Internet, on-line catalogs)
Representing components in the drawing, use of drafting standards
60
4
8)
Illustrating the Arrangement of Components
Identifying the various mechanical components in a mechanism
Representing the position and orientation of the components and fasteners
Representing component motion on the drafting board and with CAD software
Illustrating the relationship between components in a perspective sketch
45
3
9)
Interpreting Technical Information about Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Knowledge of common materials used in manufacturing processes
Material properties and simple calculations for stress and load
Knowledge of principal manufacturing processes and relative costs and advantages of each
Specifying the product’s method of manufacture in drawing details and annotations
Researching technical information on materials and manufacturing processes on the Internet
Use of symbols for machining, surface finish and fabrication techniques
90
6
10)
Producing Assembly Drawings
Correct interpretation of part details and drawing features
Arrangement of views and sections on the printed sheet
Proper use and representation of standard fasteners and parts
Use of dimensions and notes to clarify assembly details and specifications
Inserting standard parts from electronic part libraries
75
5
11)
Using the Specialized Functions of a Computer-Aided Drafting Program
Advanced techniques for productive drawing with AutoCAD
Creation of template drawings with blocks and attributes
Creating and printing scaled views, using layouts for different printers and sheet sizes
Working in 3D with surface objects in AutoCAD
Basic solid modeling using primitive shapes, revolving and extruding, boolean operations
Creating 2D views from 3D solid models
Showing exploded assembly views
Use of external reference files in 2D and 3D assembly drawings
105
7
12)
Taking and Interpreting Measurements
Knowledge of measuring instruments and techniques for their use
Ability to sketch parts of various shapes and annotate with notes and dimensions
Inspection of parts, recognition and specifying of surface finishes and details
Understand use of dimensional tolerances and applications in manufacturing
60
4
13)
Determining Dimensional Tolerances
Determine required tolerances related to mechanical parts
Analyze the functional conditions of the object
Establish dimension chains and tolerance values
Determine and apply geometrical tolerancing and dimensioning
60
4
14)
Correcting a Drawing
Methods of checking, analyzing and correcting drawings
Adding revision annotations and lists for updated designs
15
1
15)
Illustrating Power Train Systems
Illustrate power train systems (gears, cams, chains, belt drives) of an existing mechanism
Identify power train systems on a drawing
Search for power train features in technical documentation
Perform calculations and draw correct power train systems
Import power train components from electronic libraries
90
6
16)
Producing Development Drawings
Produce development (construct) drawings of different object shapes
Draw the intersection of sheet metal parts (T/Y duct and pipe connections)
Compute the required material quantity and sheet layout
Determine bend allowance in bent and formed parts
90
6
17)
Making Three-Dimensional Drawings of an Object
Drawing 3D models from 2D drawings
Construct the parts in 3D solid models of the objects
Assemble the mechanism in a 3D presentation
Display the 3D model in renderings and animate it with a script file
90
6
18)
Producing Detail Drawings of a Mechanism
Produce a detail drawing of a mechanism comprising parts to be manufactured
Interpret design drawings and produce sketches
Draw exterior and sectional views of components of mechanisms
Entering all the necessary dimensions and information
90
6
19)
Making Piping and Circuit Diagrams
Produce piping and circuit drawings of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
Interpret initial data and specifications for planning a diagram
Determine circuit and piping components diagram their function
Enter specifications and notes on diagrams and establish the parts list and BOM
90
6
20)
Using Job Search or Entrepreneurial Techniques
Search for a job by applying the right tools (Internet, agencies, government)
Preparing related documents - CV, letter of reference, portfolio
Practice in conducting an interview
30
2
21)
Producing Drawings for a Mechanical System
Producing drawings for a mechanical system from orthographic projections
Interpret drawings and technical documentation for a design project
Draw parts to be manufactured in 3D and 2D
Correct representation of standard parts, fasteners and power train components
75
5
22)
Drawing the Housing of a Machine
Identify the function of a machine frame components
Draw the structural elements
Represent fasteners, anchor points and welded joints
Calculate the weight, floor area of the housing and other data
105
7
23)
Adapting to the New Types of Work Organization
Adapt to working in a multidisciplinary team
Recognize and manage the production of the company to improve productivity
Communicate verbally with colleagues
Solve problems related to work organization
45
3
24)
Designing a Simple Technical Object
Understand and apply design procedures
Research and gather the information for certain problem
Implement the design in drawings in both 2D and 3D
Write a technical report explaining various technical details
105
7
25)
Entering the Work Force
Students work in a company for 3 weeks to apply their knowledge in a productive manner, and gain practical experience in an industrial environment
90
6
Total
1800
120
 

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