Syllabus GE402

Jim Leake                 309TB             244-0401
David Wightman     139C A&D     333-0855

Credit: Three hours

Course Description:
In the first half of the course students are introduced to a variety of design tools, including cloud-based, freeform CAD for modeling and design collaboration, 3D printing, 3D scanning and scan data processing, simulation for design engineers, and rendering and animation. Working in teams, students then use these digital prototyping tools to design and prototype a medical product or device.

Text Book:
The Art of Product Design: Changing How Things Get Made, by Hardi Meybaum, Wiley, 2014



Autodesk Fusion 360 Dimension SST 1200 3D printer
Geomagic Design X Autodesk Ember DLP SLA 3D printer
SketchBook Pro Z Corp 700 laser scanner
KeyShot, Showcase Wacom Cintiq 21ux interactive pen display
ANSYS Workbench 15 iPad Airs (15)
Alias & Rhinoceros HP T1100ps 44″ DesignJet Printer
Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro/E Collaboration tables (4)


Pre-assignments (5) 5%
Fusion/other assignments (5) 15%
Digital shape sampling and processing projects (2) (in pairs) 10%
Paper (on The Art of Product Design) 5%
Online exam 10%
Self-reflection journal (design project collaboration) 5%
Product design project (team) 50%

Course Goals:
1. Expand upon existing CAD skills using parametric and direct solid modeling.
2. Use T-Splines to develop sculpted, watertight geometry.
3. Understand the various capabilities and weaknesses of parametric solid, direct solid, NURBS, and T-Splines modeling.
4. Gain hands-on experience using 3D printing and 3D scanning.
5. Gain experience using digital prototyping tools used for visualization and simulation.
6. Promote multidisciplinary collaboration between engineering and industrial design.
7. Use cloud-based 3D CAD for collaboration.