This 3-point course is in the first year of Master and is a part
of "Advanced Computer Aided Modeling and Visualization". (The other
part is CAD)
The CAID program used is Autodesk Alias Automotive on Windows
Goal and contents
Students are given training in CAID
on a deeper level in order to be able to create advanced 3D models
and make effective visualizations.
The aim is to give a more in depth
knowledge of the tools in a CAID program.
Understand the different modeling
strategies available to maximize modeling efficiency.
Determine the softwares role in the design workflow.
Customize construction tolerances and linear units.
Construct efficient curves with optimal parameterization and
Define G0, G1, and G2 continuity and the importance of each to
curve and surface construction
Manipulate curves using the tools found in the curve edit
Understand the criteria for primary and transitional
Construct primary surfaces using the set planar, revolve, skin,
extrude and monorail surfacing tools
Construct transitional surfaces using birail, square,
fillet and round
Understand when and where the options related to continuity
and rebuilding of surfaces should be applied
Edit surfaces using freeform CV pulling and precise
curves and surfaces to ensure desired curvature and continuity
stitched models for Boolean operations or output to solid modeling
Understand the process of data transfer as it relates to their
designs to other CAD systems. An overview of the merits and
limitations of various file transfer formats (i.e.: IGES, STEP
etc.), tips and traps will be provided
Prepare models for successful rapid prototyping output
Completion of CAID 1
Form of tuition
Tuition is in the form of lectures
and practical training under the supervision of tutor. In the
computer lab, exercises will be carried out under the guidance of
authorized teacher. All sections in the course are obligatory.
Examination form and marks
Examination is in the form of
individual practical tests and presentation of
results of the given exercises at the school.
In order to obtain credit for the
3-points course, all sections and assignments must be successfully
completed. Students receive a mark of either Pass or Fail for each
assignment and section. For those students who do not receive a
mark of pass, another opportunity is provided to pass the
assignment or examination after a period of time.
Exercises to be completed
1. Modeling and
rendering quickly a Flashlight
Milling files (step or iges) and
pictures showing the objects position in space.
Use your flashlight or own
and rendering a Vacuum cleaner
4. Export a Rapid Prototyping
(stl) file(s). Renderings
and pictures from NetFabb
basic (free) showing it is a "leakage free"
model. Real life
scanned data has to be
used and combined in some way.
Photo, laser or IPod-scanner can be used.
Image from georgehart.com
5. Modeling and
rendering a MC Fairing
orPNG-format for the pictures
- 1280x1024 pixels size
- Alias, STL, IGES and
STEP format for the 3D-files
- Upload all
the CAMBRO portal: CAMBRO log in
Top PC Lab
Located in the top floor of the administration building at the
Student computer lab time
Monday to Friday 0900 to 1600
Tutor computer lab
Monday to Friday 0900 to 1400
Wednesday and thursday 0900 to 1200
3D Web Links (free stuff to download)