This course provides hands on experience on how modern technologies improve the product development cycle. Today’s product design and manufacturing companies are faced with increased competition and growing market demands. To ensure the companies and products are successful digital prototyping methods are used to gain an advantage and produce better products.
The course will focus on the different stages of the product development cycle with a consistent workshop projects used throughout. The course starts with the ideation initial phase of development and concludes with producing technical publications of the product for marketing and support. Each segment of the course will contain lectures that illustrate the market demands and relationships of the product development cycle. Company case studies and live demonstrations on how the modern Autodesk applications help companies develop better products will also be used during the lecture sessions. Throughout the 16-week course the modern Digital Prototyping applications from Autodesk will be used by the students to complete team projects and individual tasks. The primary projects for the course will be to redesign and make improvements to an existing automotive seat product for an upcoming new vehicle model as shown below.
The following Autodesk applications will be used during the course:
Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2012
Autodesk Alias Design 2012 (Files used and discussed but not used hands-on)
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2012
Autodesk Showcase 2012
Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2012
Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2012
Note: Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2012 is not included in the Autodesk Education Master Suite.
This course will be held during the _____ semester starting the week of August 27, 2012. The course will meet once a week on Thursdays and concludes in December 2012. Each week the following sessions will be hosted:
Lecture = 8:30 am – 10:20 am
Cluster Lab Time = 10:30 am – 1:20 pm (3 Sessions)
Professor Office Hours = TBD
The course is a total of 16-weeks with the following weekly schedule:
August 30, 2012 = (Session 1)
September 6, 2012 = (Session 2)
September 13, 2012 = (Session 3)
September 20, 2012 = (Session 4)
September 27, 2012 = (Session 5)
October 4, 2012 = (Session 6)
October 11, 2012 = (Session 7)
October 18, 2012 = (Session 8 - Team group project #1 presentations)
October 25, 2012 = (Session 9)
November 1, 2012 = (Session 10)
November 8, 2012 = (Session 11)
November 15, 2012 = (Session 12)
November 22, 2012 = (No Class Thanksgiving)
November 29, 2012 = (Session 13)
December 6, 2012 = (Session 14)
December 13, 2012 = (Session 15 - Team group project #2 presentations)
1.4.Course Session Details
Outline below are the topics and applications covered per each weekly sessions.