BTG701 Fundamentals of Graphics Communication

Code BTG701
Name Fundamentals of Graphics Communication
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Engineering Graphics
Academic staff Modris Dobelis
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject is intended for the study program “Intellectual Robotic Systems” at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. It may be used in other RTU study programs as background knowledge subject dealing with the fundamentals of engineering communication in a wide range of engineering applications. The students are acquainted with the theory of descriptive geometry and engineering graphics and practical tasks, which are required for the creation of spatial models to perform later computer simulations on them. Both the practical skills of model creation and technical documentation and drawing production using classic “pencil” technique and contemporary PLM concept supporting software are covered in the subject. The familiarization with the theoretical knowledge is supported by practical training using SolidWorks CAD software. Covered are feature based parametric modelling, virtual assembly of components and production of working and assembly drawings from digital models, and their adaptation to the proper standards..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Introduce with parametric design concept in contemporary mechanical engineering. Be able to apply the acquired knowledge in practice while modelling parts, building assemblies and automatically forming technical documentation from these models. Acquire basic knowledge of virtual simulation for the designed products.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Understands the method of multi-view drawing formation. Able to construct points, lines and planes in three projections. Able to represent simple geometric primitives in projections. - Evaluate ability to use projection method in practice. Evaluate spacial reasoning and culture of completed graphic home assignment.
Able to construct a planar sections of geometric primitives in projections. Able to recognize the represented geometric primitives from working drawings. Understands the difference between 2D drafting and 3D parametric modeling. - Evaluate the ability to use simple sections in drawings. Evaluate the correctness and culture of completed graphic home assignments.
Able to use the required features for part model creation. Manages fully defined parametric sketches using constraints. Understands and applies the concept of design intent for optimal modelling. - Evaluate the completed home assignments of computer models.
Able to create the models of threaded elements with different detailing level. Able to communicate models in contemporary graphics communication forms. Will understand the importance of self-sufficient search for information in different resources. - Evaluate the completed home assignments of computer models.
Able to create manual drawings as well as 3D models from simple detail drawings and assembly drawings. Able to apply in practice of drawing and model production both the sectioning technique and dimensioning of geometric elements of parts. - Evaluate the ability to identify the geometric elements both in detail drawings and on real parts. Midterm Exam.
Able to perform a reverse engineering project - analyse product, identify their components and, following an optimal component modelling strategy, create 3D models of parts and assembly. Able to present the project for public. - Exam on theory of the whole course and on individual reverse engineering project. Evaluate the project presentation skills.
Course prerequisites Basic knowledge in engineering graphics

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