Hutchinson Central Technical High School

Course Syllabus


Course Name: CAD Engineering

Instructor: Mr. Stumpf            Contact Time: 1:57-2:40         Phone Ext: 318


Grading Policy
All projects and written assignments will be graded using a 20 point system rubric. There are five categories worth as much as 4 points and as few as zero points each. The rubric will be provided to each student. All points earned by each drawing, written assignment and test will then be added as a raw sum and divided by the highest possible sum. There will also be a daily participation grade. Two points are awarded if the student is in attendance, zero if you they not. Two are lost if the student refuses to participate or they are a distraction to the learning environment.

Late work is unacceptable. After 4 days assignment is no longer accepted for grading. For excused absences the student can make up the work upon returning to school if student shows effort to make work up. If the student shows no initiative to begin to communicate the need to make up the work then no leniency on due dates will be given. If leniency is given and the student shows a lack of or shows no effort to make the work up in a timely manner, the leniency on the due date will be revoked.

Correct file naming convention typed in all CAPITAL letters is:


example – 34_SMITH_STOPBLOCK.dwg



Homework Policy
There is very little if any homework assigned in my CAD classes as it is not expected that the students to have the hardware or software necessary to accomplish the AutoCAD work that we do in these classes.



Test Policy
All tests given will be based off of a 100% point average. If a test is missed the student must make up that test on their own time. That may or may not include class time. All tests will be announced a day in advance. Tests will be reviewed on that day before.



Quiz Policy
All quizzes will be based off of a 100% point average. If a quiz is missed the student must make up that test on their own time. That may or may not include class time. All quizzes will be announced a day in advance. Quizzes will be reviewed on that day before.



Please see my BPS class website for all course projects. All assignments can be accessed from there.



Course Outline
The Engineering CAD course builds upon the skills and abilities that the students learned in their classes’ junior year. The basic mechanical design skills and CAD skills will be heightened through learning about the art of engineering product design. The students will learn about basic, as well as advance engineering standards, mechanical systems and how each of these areas are reflected in a working set of drawings.

The course will start by refreshing the most basic skills and setting up course format templates. We will revisit line types, line weights and basic dimensioning. Using these skills the class will complete basic drawings.

The class will then revisit basic 2D engineering drafting. The students will start with basic orthographic, isometric as well as auxiliary view drawings. The students will then learn about standard mechanical fasteners, symbols and simple mechanical systems.

Having mastered 2D engineering drafting the students will move into basic 3D drafting using the same engineering skill sets learned in the 2D module. Again simple shapes and design process will be used to enhance the student’s abilities and move their thought process into the 3D environment.

The class will then move from basic 3D engineering to advance 3D engineering drafting. Here the students will take that basic knowledge learned and apply it using one of the most advanced software’s in the industry. Using this software and the engineering/design process the students will be able to complete a 3D model and a working set of 2D drawings of an assembly of their own design, solving an engineering problem as their final project.

Along with the mechanical design drawings the students will also complete at least one written project per quarter.


• Engineering Fundamentals

• Careers in Engineering

• Sketching

• Alphabet of lines
o Line types
o Line weights

• ANSI Formats
o Layers
o Scale

• Dimensioning Schemes
o Basic, Reference, Inspection dimensions
o Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances

• Single view drawings/Isometrics/Axonometric/Pictorial Views

• Multi-view orthographic projections

• Auxiliary views

• Section views

• Basic working/assembly drawings

• Manufacturing Processes

• History of Engineering

• Basic 3D modeling
o Parametric modeling inputs
o 2D drawing creation
- Orthographic projection, Dimensioning procedures, Auxiliary, Section and Pictorial views

• Feature Naming

• Parameters/Relations

• Fasteners and hardware

• Simple machines and mechanisms

• Assemblies
o Constraints
o Assembly drawings/Working drawings
o Exploded view presentation drawings
o Parts list – Bill Of Materials (BOM)

• Mechanisms
o Forces and motion constraints

• Problem solving skills
o Engineering design process

• Principals of design
o Aesthetic design process

• Product Redesign Activities
o Reverse Engineering

• Engineering and Product Applications

• Forces and Vectors

• Structure and Stress Analysis

• Sustainable Design, Recycling and Biomimicry

• Portfolio assembly
o Cover letter
o Resume writing
o Interview skills

• Surface Modeling/Advanced Solid Modeling

• Complex machine design

• Idea formation and brainstorming
o Advance sketching

• Design analysis
o Geometric breakdown
o Redesign techniques

• New product creation process