Dec 03, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ATAP 2360 - 3D Cimatron CAD/CAM-Die/Mold Machining

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

This course teaches the general concepts of Cimatron CAD/CAM milling. Through lecture and lab assignments, the student will learn basic CAD/CAM modeling skills. Beginning with Solids, students will learn the interface and how to design basic models. These models are then used to create drawings and CNC toolpaths using the CAM module. Terminology used in the field of CAD/CAM will be emphasized.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 2
Billable Contact Hours: 2
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to navigate through the Cimatron user interface.

Objectives:

  1. Zoom, pan, rotate, and shade.
  2. Manipulate the pulldown menus and icons.
  3. Organize CAD entities by sets.
  4. Import and export various file types.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create 2D geometry using the sketcher.

Objectives:

  1. Define points, lines, arcs, and rectangles.
  2. Import sketches from library.
  3. Edit sketches.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create three-dimensional solid model geometry.

Objectives:

  1. Add and remove extrusions to solid model.
  2. Create three-dimensional surfaces.
  3. Create text geometry.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create two-dimensional toolpath operations.

Objectives:

  1. Define profile-machining operations.
  2. Define pocket machine operations.
  3. Define tool library.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to edit toolpath operations.

Objectives:

  1. Modify cutting parameters.
  2. Modify geometric chains.
  3. Modify tool conditions.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to postprocess toolpath operations to CNC machines.

Objectives:

  1. Setup post-processing conditions.
  2. Check post processed file for accuracy.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to simulate toolpath operations for final verification.

Objectives:

  1. Simulate procedures in wireframe and shaded modes.
  2. Compare toolpath operations to CAD model.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  1. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  1. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. CAD Interface and Basic Layout
  2. Visualization, Zoom, Pan, and Rotate shaded models
  3. Design Concepts
  4. Parametric design and constraints
  5. Solid Modeling
  6. Basic Drawing layout using the Drafting Module
  7. Exporting Data to CAM and other applications
  8. CAM Interface and Basic Layout
  9. Basic CNC 2D Toolpath Creation, including profile, drill, and pocket
  10. Basic CNC 3D Toolpath Creation, including rough and finish surface machining
  11. Toolpath Simulation and Verification
  12. Toolpath Post Processing
  13. CNC Machining in the lab

Primary Faculty
Walters, Gary
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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