Introduction – Role of Computers in design and manufacture.
Solid modeling – techniques and algorithms for modeling – Data structures for solid models.
Draughting – Configuration, function and facilities – parametric representation – examples of Draughting system.
Surface modeling – curves and surface representation – composite surfaces – application to computer aided manufacture. Case studies in CAD/CAM
Current developments in CAD – feature based modeling – Design by feature – function, feature linkages – Application of feature based models. Parametric modeling. Finite elements – mesh generation, modeling and post processing. Quality function deployment – Concept and its uses. Product design in concurrent engineering environment.
Integrating Advanced Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing and Numerical Control, Xun Xu.