ME170 - Computer Aided Design - Class Website

~ Fall 2018 ~

Lectures in 2079 Natural History Bldg.
Tues/Thurs 8am-8:50am

Lab sections in Room 1009 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (MEL)

*** Lab Sections do not meet until week 2 (i.e. week starting Monday September 3rd, 2018)) ***

Lab open hours are:
8am-midnight Mon-Thurs
8am-10pm Friday
10am-10pm Saturdays
10am-midnight Sundays

Here is a map showing the location of the building: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
If you enter MEL from the John Bardeen Quad (west entrance), turn left down first corridor,
1009 is the first room on the left.

Class Notes and Handouts

Class TextBook (available from most campus bookstores)
"Creo Parametric 4.0 Basic Design", by Steven G. Smith, published by Cadquest inc.

Syllabus, Schedule, and Class Notes/Presentations:
ME170 Course Syllabus
ME170 Class Schedule
Introduction to ME170
MechSE Design Process
Introduction to Design For Manufacture (DFM)
Ideation - Project Case Studies
Product Design Specification
Concept Selection
Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of an Engineer
Engineering_Drawing_Notes - PartA - Coordinate Dimensiong and Tolerancing
Engineering Drawing Notes - Part B - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T))

Lab Assignments

Lab Assignment #1 - Introduction to Creo - CAD files used in this assignment

Lab Assignment #2: Intro to Creo Part Modeling

Lab Assignment #3 - Introduction to Hand Sketching

Lab Assignment #4 - More Creo & 3D Printer Training

Lab Assignment #5 - Blend and Sweep Features

Lab Assignment #6 - Creative Part Modeling
(Help with Helical Sweeps - for the threads in Plastic End Cap)

Lab Assignment #7 - Patterns & Model Modifications; & PDS for Design Project

Lab Assignment #8 - Detail Drawings
Parameter Changes - config
Parameter Changes - 170dwgconfig

Lab Assignment #9 - Assembly Modeling and Drawing
BOM Help

Lab Assignment #10 - Mechanism Analysis and Animation - CAD files used in this assignment
Animation Help/Guide


Lecture Class Assignments

Lecture Class Assignment #1 - online 3D Spatial Assessment - Due Sept 6th midnight

Lecture Class Assignment #2 - DFM of Toaster
Lecture Class Assignment2 - part

Lecture Class Assignment #3 - In-class sketching exercises with Prof. Bullock

Lecture Class Assignment #4 - Sheet metal design/cost considerations

Lecture Class Assignment #5 - Design ProjectSketches - Ideation: Initial Sketches

Lecture Class Assignment #6 - Engineering Drawings 1

Lecture Class Assignment #7 - Engineering Drawings 2

Lecture Class Assignment #8 - Engineering Drawings 3

Lecture Class Assignment #9 - Engineering Drawings 4

Lecture Class Assignment #10 - Radial Tolerances

Lecture Class Assignment #11 - Worst Case Tolerances

Lecture Class Assignment #12 - Worst Case Axial Tolerances

Lecture Class Assignment #13 - FINAL online 3D Spatial Assessment - Due Dec 14th midnight


Grades - Lab Section AB1
Grades - Lab Section AB2
Grades - Lab Section AB3
Grades - Lab Section AB4
Grades - Lab Section AB5
Grades - Lab Section AB6
Grades - Lab Section AB7

Term Design Project

Term Design Project - Summary

Term Design Project - Details
Design Project Teams - Fall 2018.pdf

Grading Template - Presentation
Grading Template - Written Report
Excel template - Manufacturing BOM for aPriori Cost Analysis

Office Hours and Contact Information

Mike Philpott
Office Hours: 1pm-2pm Mondays, 9am-10am Thurs (or by arrangement)
Office: 3007 MEL

Chenzhang Xiao
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12-1pm, Mondays 12-1pm (or by arrangement)
Office: 1009 MEL

Austin Hamlett
Office Hours: Wednesdays 4-5pm, Fridays 9:30am-10:30am (or by arrangement)
Office: 1009 MEL

Prateek Garag
Office Hours: Mondays 4:30-5:30pm, Fridays 11-12noon (or by arrangement)
Office: 1009 MEL

Other Resources

PTC/ProEngineer/Creo CAD software (free student copy - Windows only):
Creo Parametric 4.0 (aka. ProEngineer)
When you get to the version selection menu at this link, click on "Creo 4.0 for Windows"
There is no requirement to download this software as it is available in the EWS labs

Using Citrix for remote access: Link to Citrix Service information
You can log into your EWS account, access your lab EWS files, and run Creo Parametric 4.0 remotely using this service
Supports Windows, Mac OSX, EWS Linux, Android and iOS

For further information on EWS workstations:
EWS Manual

For news on Pro/Engineer and its latest release ProE/Creo:
Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)

For news on Professor Philpott's CAD-integrated Design-to-Cost software:
aPriori Technologies inc.
'aPriori' Software available in the EWS labs - under 'Start', or use search