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Visualization in Engineering
VIS ENGR DES
CLASS CODE: ME 172 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of 3D engineering drawing principles, geometric construction techniques, orthographic and axonometric projection, section views, descriptive geometry, industrial drafting standards, fits and tolerances, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of graphics languages; geometric construction, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, sectioning, symbols, basic dimensions, isometric views, working drawings, intro to CAD & Parametric Design, and Application of Graphics to Design.
TOPICS: Fundamentals of CAD engineering drawing principles, descriptive geometry, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
OBJECTIVES: The student will demonstrate fundamental skills in free-hand sketching and computer- assisted model construction. Proficiency with the use of computer-aided design (cad) tools in the following areas will be stressed:
Geometric construction, orthographic projection, auxiliary views, sectional views, pictorial view drawings, threads and fasteners, descriptive geometry, dimensioning, dimensional tolerances, geometric dimensioning and tolerances, and working drawing sets.
The course is designed :
A. To provide experience in the use of drafting instruments and materials.
B. To develop an understanding of drafting fundamentals in the areas of: (1) geometric construction, (2) orthographic projection, (3) auxiliary views, (4) sectional views, (5) fasteners, (6) dimensioning, and (7) tolerances.
C. To develop practical applications of the design process and fundamentals in graphic communication.
D. To provide experience in making sketches, interpreting blueprints, and drafting working drawings according to national & international standards.
E. To provide a cad experience.
REQUIREMENTS: A. Attendance: the university attendance policy is in effect. A student who has been absent from class has lost some of the content of the course, regardless of the cause of absence. Therefore, regular attendance and punctuality will influence the final grade and level of achievement in the course.
B. Drawing Assignments: it is very important to keep current with the class schedule of assignments. Catch-up work is not the ideal method of learning and, in the long run, is costly whether it be in education or in industry. It is your responsibility to do your own work and deliver your work on time. Generally, each drawing assignment will be graded on a basis of 10 points, so that a mark of 8 is equivalent to 80 percent, etc.

Assignments are due at the beginning of the first class of the following week. However, late assignments will be accepted up to the due date of the next unit. Keep current on your work! "It's easy by the inch, but hard by the yard."

C. Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam: topic pop quizzes are given throughout the semester on assigned reading and lectured material. Drafting exams are given to evaluate the student's drafting ability and will normally be one hour in length. The final exam is a comprehensive evaluation of the semester's work.
D. Grade Determination: students accumulative points for the semester's work are compared with the total points possible to determine student's final percentage. This percentage is based on the standard BYU-Idaho grading scale.

1. Students are expected to attend the lecture. More than two unexcused absences or tardies may result in a one letter grade drop!!
2. The finest and most up-to-date learning system is provided, and it should be understood that the prime responsibility for acquiring information rests with the students.
3. Honesty. Students may not copy each other's drawings nor turn in another student's drawing for a grade. Should this happen, both students lose the points for the drawing. The ricks college honor code will be enforced. Please no hats , inappropriate clothing, jewelry, hair styles, etc.
4. Cleanliness is a key to success. Always work on a clean work station with clean tools and a clean reference area. A mature student never leaves his/her area cluttered with books, papers, etc. for someone else to clean up. Clean up behind yourself! Do not forget to remove your disk from the computer.
PREREQUISITES: Three hours of instruction per week
OTHER: Equipment and materials

A good technical pencil for sketching, eraser, hb lead, small straight edge, and an engineering grid pad.
A 1/2", three-ring binder for your portfolio with plastic protection sheets.
1-100 mg zip disk
A small supply of a sized plotting vellum
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002