ME170 - Computer Aided Design - Class Website

~ Spring 2014~

Lectures in Room 1320 DCL
Tues/Thurs 8am-8:50am

Lab sections in Room 1009 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (MEL)
*** Lab Sections do not meet until week 2 (i.e. week starting Monday January 27th, 2014)) ***

Lab open hours are:
8am-midnight Mon-Thurs
8am-10pm Friday
10am-10pm Saturdays
10am-midnight Sundays

Here is a map showing the location of the building: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
If you enter MEL from the John Bardeen Quad (west entrance), turn left down first corridor,
1009 is the first room on the left.

Class Notes and Handouts

Class TextBook
"Creo Parametric 2.0 Basic Design", by Steven G. Smith, published by Cadquest inc.

Class Structure
ME170 Course Syllabus
ME170 Class Schedule for Spring 2014
Introduction to ME170 Spring 2014

Design for Manufacture
Design For Manufacture - intro. to Sheet Metal, Injection Molding & Rapid Prototyping
Design For Manufacture - Introduction to Machining
Design For Manufacture - Introduction to Metal Casting

Engineering Drawings
Engineering Drawing Notes - Part A
Engineering Drawing Notes - Part B (GD&T)

Lab Assignments

Lab Assignment #1 - Introduction to Creo
Lab Assignment #2 - Introduction to Extrude, Revolve & Sketcher
Lab Assignment #3 - Extrude and Revolve (styrofoam cups - handed out in lecture class)
Lab Assignment #4 - Datum Features and Engineering Features
Lab Assignment #5 - Blends and Sweeps
Lab Assignment #6 - Creative Part Modeling
(Help with Helical Sweeps - for the threads in Plastic End Cap)
Lab Assignment #7 - Mirror Features, Patterns, & Feature Manipulation
Lab Assignment #8 - Detail Drawings
Extra Help Drawing Notes
Lab Assignment #9 - Assembly Modeling
Lab Assignment #10 - Engineering info, Layers, Parameters and Relations, Assembly Drawings

Lecture Class Assignments

Lecture Class Assignment #5 - using aPriori
CAD files for Class Assignment #5


Grades - Lab Section AB1
Grades - Lab Section AB2
Grades - Lab Section AB3
Grades - Lab Section AB4
Grades - Lab Section AB5

Term Design Project

Term Design Project - Detailed Requirements
Excel template - Manufacturing BOM
Help with Animation
Design Project Presentation Grading Template
Design Project Report Grading Template

Office Hours and Contact Information

Mike Philpott
Office Hours: 2pm-3pm Mondays, 10am-11am Thurs (or by arrangement)
Office: 3007 MEL

Sung Gyu Chun
Office Hours: 10am-12noon Thurs (or by arrangement)
Location: 2209MEL or 1009MEL EWS lab

Hyun Jin Kim
Office Hours: 10am - noon Fridays (or by arrangement)
Location: 221G MEB

Matthew Poss
Office Hours: 5-7pm Thursdays (or by arrangement)
Location: 1009MEL EWS LAB

Other Resources

PTC/ProEngineer/Creo CAD software (free student copy): Creo Parametric 2.0 (aka. ProEngineer)

There is no requirement to download this software as it is available in the EWS labs For further information on EWS workstations: EWS Manual

For news on Pro/Engineer and its latest release ProE/Creo:
Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)

For news on Professor Philpott's CAD-integrated Design-to-Cost software:
aPriori Technologies inc.
'aPriori' Software available in the EWS labs - under Start, or use search