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Design With Technology 1
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: 8.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits)
This course will introduce students to the fundamental issues that arise in design and production when using three-dimensional computer modelling and associated manufacturing technologies. Students will become familiar with the Computer Aided Design operations required to generate simple three-dimensional computer models and output basic two-dimensional representations. These virtual artifacts will be then translated into prototypes and finished objects using Computer Aided Manufacturing processes (e.g. laser cutting, additive manufacturing and CNC machining) as well as conventional fabrication processes. Students will begin to understand some of the advantages and limitations of CAD/CAM technologies, and will begin to consider the implications these technologies have on the future of design practice.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken GDES 3B20 Small Object Design: Virtual to Reality 1 or
MAAD 2B36 Jewellery/Metalsmithing: CAD/CAM may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Please take special note that this course has material fees associated with it.
Course was last updated May 12, 2014 - 11:48 AM