Diploma in Engineering Graphics and Software

Learn the fundamentals of isometric projections, computer graphics, and specific software in this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this course in engineering graphics and software, you will have a brief overview of computer graphics and its fundamentals, as well as isometric projections and sectional views, before tackling SolidWorks and assembly drawing. This course is for those with a more comprehensive knowledge of engineering, technical drawing and graphic design. It covers complex topics and is a great way to refine and surpass your subject matter expertise.
Diploma in Engineering Graphics and Software
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
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Acquire advanced technical skills needed to construct sketches confidently in this exciting graphic engineering course. Three-dimensional (3D) geometric assemblies and drawings will be disclosed using various software programs. SolidWorks is a program for technical drawing and engineering, design, architecture, and even video games. This course will teach you the complexities of computer-aided design software and the benefits and uses involved. You will begin by studying cutting planes and sections. You will look at different sectional views, including full sections, half sections, rib and web, aligned, broken-out and removed sectional views. You will determine their characteristics and the distinguishing features of each. You will then move onto graphical projections. Graphical projections include axonometric projections, which will be the main focus of this section. Of the axonometric projections, isometric projections will be studied in-depth, followed by short iterations of dimetric and trimetric projections. An overview of computer graphics will follow this.

Next, you will discuss the different models of computer design which include wireframe models and surface models. You will compare the advantages and disadvantages of each of these and analyse their characteristics. You will delve deeper into surface models, studying the interpolation methods used for surface construction. You will look at surface methods such as Bezier curves and Hermite bi-cubic surfaces. Supporting this will be a discussion on CAD or computer-aided design software and SolidWorks’ basic programming, including keywords and basic programming from the platform. The course will support this with an elaboration of SolidWorks’ and an introduction to the platform’s full functionality and software features. You will begin manual drawing, which is stimulating for those who are focused and motivated and have a willingness to learn. The workload increases to accommodate the advancement of the subject matter.

You will begin small, commencing with simple shape and object construction. Then you will move onto surface modelling and sketching, learning both two- and three-dimensional sketching. You will then study how to construct three-dimensional geometrics and begin assembly drawings that are more complex and advanced. From there, you will construct nuts and bolts with up to a metric of ten threads and begin to work on reference planes. You will learn the top, side, and front reference planes’ adjustments and then move onto advanced concepts within assembly drawing and SolidWorks. You will complete the course by studying mechanical design and product assembly, building a full, single-cylinder engine. You will research mating systems which include mechanical mating. This course is for those who have previous knowledge and understanding of either graphic design or engineering of any kind. It is recommended for those wanting to expand their knowledge or challenge their abilities. Why are you waiting? Start this free online course today and improve your experience and appreciation of graphic engineering and technical drawing. 

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