CAD

Carnegie Mellon University
24-681:
Computer-Aided Design

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Lectures  --  Tuesday  & Thursday 3:00pm - 4:50pm (Baker Hall 136A)
Computer Cluster Hours
--  Monday 5:00pm - 6:00pm @ BH 140-C, Friday 11:30am-12:30pm @ BH 140-C
Office Hours --
Monday 5:00pm - 6:00pm @ SH B127 (CERLAB), Friday 11:30am-12:30pm @ SH B127 (CERLAB)

 Scope of Course    

 

 

  

This course is the first section of the two-semester sequence on computational engineering. Students will learn how computation and information technologies are rapidly changing the way engineering design is practiced in industry. The course covers the theories and applications of the measurement, representation, modeling, and simulation of three-dimensional geometric data used in the engineering design process. The four topics covered in this course are: (1) Basic Geometry, (2) Mesh-based Modeling, (3) Curve and Surface Modeling, and (4) Solid Modeling.  Students taking this course are assumed to have knowledge of the first course in computer programming.
4 hrs lecture, 2 hrs computer cluster hours

 Learning Objectives    

 

 

  

After taking this course, students should be able to:
 

      Basic Geometry

             - Represent points, lines, and planes in 3D space

             - Measure distances, areas, and volumes

             - Transform objects in 3D space
             - Read and write an STL file
 

      Mesh-Based Modeling
 
            - Describe hardware and software used for reverse engineering

             - Implement algorithms for resampling and smoothing geometry

             - Read and write a VRML file
 

      Curve and Surface Modeling

             - Represent analytical curves and surfaces in 3D space

             - Represent free-form curves and surfaces in 3D space

             - Formulate and visualize Hermite, Bezier, and B-Spline curves

             - Formulate and visualize Bezier surfaces
 

      Solid Modeling

             - Represent a solid geometry with B-Rep

             - Represent a solid geometry with CSG

             - Represent a solid geometry with Voxel, Octree, kD tree

 



Teaching Staff    

Professor Kenji Shimada (Instructor)
     Office: Room 314, Scaife Hall,   Phone: 412.268.3614
     Email:
shimada
@ cmu.edu
     Office Hours: by email appointment

Krisda Tapracharoen (Teaching Assistant / Grader)
     Office: Room B127, Hamerschlag Hall,   Phone: 412.268.8880
     Email: ktaprach
@ andrew.cmu.edu
     Office Hours:  by email appointment

Haichao Xu   (Teaching Assistant / Grader)
     Office: Room B127, Hamerschlag Hall,   Phone: 412.268.8880
     Email: haichaox
@ andrew.cmu.edu
     Office Hours: by email appointment

  

Nan Gao   (Teaching Assistant / Grader)
     Office: Room B120, Hamerschlag Hall,   Phone: 412.230.7061
     Email: gaonanjeans
@ gmail.com
     Office Hours: by email appointment

  

Email Lists    

To send a message to all the teaching staff (use this when you ask a technical question):
     +dist+~shimada/dlists/ta-cad14@andrew.cmu.edu

To send a message to all the students (this is mainly for teaching staff use only)
     +dist+~shimada/dlists/cad14@andrew.cmu.edu

 

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