The design process, Ideation, and computer-aided design

David S. Kelley, Jeffrey L. Newcomer, Eric K. McKell

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Largely due to engineering design applications such as computer-aided design, most engineering graphics curriculums have changed significantly since the middle 1980's. The content of an engineering graphics course is governed by the needs of students taking the course. This paper focuses on the engineering graphics curriculum at Western Washington University. The Engineering Technology Department at Western Washington University has changed its graphics focus from design communication to design development. Within the curriculum, topics covered include the design process, ideation sketching, conceptual modeling, documentation drawing, parametric design, and tolerance specification. This paper discusses these topics plus student outcomes and future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5895-5905
Number of pages11
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 21 2000


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