• DDP - ECC: DF 235 / Intro to Pro-Engineer




    Course Syllabus


    A:  Unit Code / Course Title: 

                Iroquois Central School District: 9141-A1, DDP ECC, Fall

                ECC: DF 235 / Intro to Pro-Engineer

          Duration of Instructional Period:  State length of the period of instruction, number of periods per week, and the total number of weeks (60 minutes, 4 class meetings per week, 20 weeks)

          Campus and Location: Iroquois Central School District – High School Building


    B:  Curriculum/Program:  2202 / Computer Aided Drafting & Design Technology

          Instructor Name: Rico Ruffino


    1. Contacting the Instructor –

                Campus and Office Number: Iroquois Central School District – High School Building

                Instructor Phone: 716-652-3000 ext: 7159

                Department Secretary Phone: 716-652-3000 ext: 7159

                Email: rrufffino@iroquoiscsd.org

                Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 2:45 pm


    1. Catalog Description: An introduction to drafting and modeling software for the development of working drawings, which detail the manufacture and assembly of mechanical components and devices. The course includes instruction for preparing both virtual and actual presentations utilizing printers and plotters. F/SS ((SS))

          Iroquois Central School District Credit: .5 Technology or Art

          ECC Academic Credit Hours:  2

                            Contact Hours:  4



    1. Suggested Text/Course Materials: To be determined by the instructor.


    1. Library Resources:


    Use the internet for manufactures specifications of components and technical information.


    G1. Course Outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify, layout and complete various technical drawings according to industrial standards using CAD commands to include detail and assembly drawings. At all times you will be expected to learn not only the "how to do" aspects of the different techniques but also the "what is it" and "why does it work" aspects. We will use the Pro-Engineer software package as the primary CAD tool in this class. The package is a powerful tool to enable you to achieve the learning objectives listed above.



    G2. Program Competencies:

          Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design, the graduate will be able to: PC 1: Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the latest 2D and 3D CAD design software and equipment. PC 2: Demonstrate knowledge of design techniques and principals involved in the production of technical plans, drawings, and models. PC 3: Create accurate detailed drawings using CAD design software and equipment. PC 4: Demonstrate critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills to perform effectively as a design drafter. PC 6: Solve engineering and design problems by applying fundamental knowledge of engineering concepts and manufacturing processes.


    1. Grade:

    The final grade will be determined using rubrics and the following weights: 

    • Projects = 40%
    • Classwork = 30%
    • Participation / Attendance = 30%


    1. Student Learning:


    K1.Evaluation of Student Learning: The grading will be primarily project-based reflecting the nature of the course content.

               There will be 6 assignments -- the best 5 grades will be used.

    6 Assignments or mini-projects    Due … TBA

    30 %

    1 Midterm Project                         Due … TBA

    30 %

    1 Final Project                               Due … TBA

    40 %


     K2. Assessment of Student Learning: Final project/Rubric.


    1. Attendance Requirement (as per Iroquois Central School District policy):

          Students are strongly encouraged to attend each class. Students are also graded on participation.


    1. Classroom Expectations:

    The following guidelines will create a safe and creative learning environment for all student to thrive.


          Student Expectation:

    • To come to class on time.
    • To be attentive and engaged in class.
    • To refrain from using laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices during class.
    • To spend an adequate amount of time on the work each week, making an effort to solve and understand each problem.
    • To engage with both the abstract and computational sides of the material.
    • To seek help when appropriate.


    1. Topical Outline:


    Week 1

    • Definitions
    • Assembly - A structured combination of parts and possibly other assemblies (subassemblies).
    • Associative Relationship - The relationship between objects that reference each other. When changes are made to the design in one area of the product, all of the areas are updated to reflect that change.
    • Base Component - The component in an assembly that is referenced by all of the subsequent components, either directly or indirectly.
    • Child - An object, such as a part or a feature, that is dependent on another object for its existence. See also parent.
    • Collector - An interface tool for collecting single or multiple references when defining geometry.
    • pro - file See configuration file.
    • Configuration file - A text file that contains default settings for many Pro/ENGINEER functions. Default environment, units, files, directories, and so on, are set when Pro/ENGINEER reads this file on startup. A configuration file can reside in the startup directory to set the values for your working session only, or it can reside in the load directory to set values for all users running that version of Pro/ENGINEER. Use the Utilities > Options dialog box to view and edit configuration options.
    • Constraint - A limitation that states that one object has a definite geometric relationship to another.
    • Dashboard - The interface environment used when defining or editing geometric features. Each feature type employs a specific dashboard.
    • Datum - A point of reference in space that Pro/ENGINEER uses to calculate distances. A datum can be an actual point, a plane, or a curve, but it has no actual thickness.
    • Design Intent - An overview of component interaction toward a common purpose.
    • Detailed view - A drafting view that shows a small area of another view at a larger scale. This process places a box and a note around the detailed area on the parent view and creates the new detailed view to a new scale.
    • Drawing file - A 2D mechanical drawing derived from a 3D model that enables measurements to be interpreted.
    • Driven dimension - Dimensions in a drawing file derived from the 3D model. Driven dimensions reflect changes to part or assembly geometry, but you cannot modify their values from the drawing. The association is one way: from the model to the drawing. See also driving dimension.
    • Driving dimension - Dimensions that when modified in the drawing are also modified in the 3D model from which they originated.
    • Fully constrained - In an assembly, a part with constraints defined to another part on more than one side.
    • Feature - An element of a designed object such as a hole, protrusion, or round.
    • "In session" - file A file that is in memory, but may or may not be visible in a window. For example, when you open an assembly, all associated part files are in session, although they may not all be visible as separate, open files.
    • Menu Manager - The floating menu bar that expands as necessary to provide prompts through options, as objects are created or modified.
    • Mode - A Pro/ENGINEER environment in which closely related functions are performed, for example Part mode and Assembly mode.
    • Model Tree - A list of every feature in a part or assembly file, including datum.
    • Packaged component - Components that are partially constrained or not constrained to other parts in an assembly.
    • Parametric relationship - The relationship between objects that are interdependent for dimensions or shapes.
    • Parent - An item in a model that has other items (children) dependent upon it for dimensions or shapes. If a parent is deleted, all dependent items (children) are deleted as well. See also child.
    • Part - A component consisting of features that can be separated from or attached to an assembly.
    • Partially constrained In an assembly, a part with costraints to another part on only one side, or a part that is placed but unconstrained. Also called a packaged component.
    • Projection view - A drawing view derived from one side of a solid. relations Associativity between dimensions that is retained as the dimensions change.
    • Section - A 2D outline in Sketcher mode of a 3D entity. The entity may be a solid, or it may be an area where material has been removed, like a cut or a channel.
    • Shell - A feature that hollows out a solid to a given wall thickness.
    • Shortcut menu - A menu that appears when you select an item or screen with the right mouse button. The shortcut menu contains commands pertaining to the item or screen that was selected.
    • Sketcher - A 2D drawing mode within Part mode used to draft dimensioned lines and arcs to create solid parts.
    • Strong dimension - In Sketcher, a dimension to which you have given a value. See weak dimension.
    • Top-down design A method of designing a product by specifying top-level design criteria and passing those criteria down from the top level of the product’s structure to all of the affected parts.
    • View - The position of a part or assembly in the main window.
    • Weak dimension - In Sketcher, a dimension that Pro/Engineer adds to an angle or a line automatically. The weak dimension is an approximation, shown in grayed lines. You convert the weak dimensions to strong dimensions by entering the accurate values.
    • Witness line - A line that indicates the start and end of a dimension.
    • Working directory - The default directory in which files are opened and saved



    • The User Interface
    • Navigating Pro/ENGINEER
    • Multiple Windows and Files "In Session"


    • File commands
    • Managing Files
      1. The Working Directory
      2. Opening Files
      3. Creating Files
      4. Saving, Backing Up, and File Iterations
      5. Deleting Files
    • Setting the System of Measure


    Week 2


                            Exercise 1- Working with Files


    • The design process
    1. Define the Problem

    You can’t find a solution until you have a clear idea of what the problem is.

    1. Collect Information

    Collect sketches, take photographs and gather data to start giving you inspiration.

    1. Brainstorm and Analyze Ideas

    Begin to sketch, make, and study so you can start to understand how all the data and information you’ve collected may impact your design.

    1. Develop Solutions

    Take your preliminary ideas and form multiple small-scale design solutions.

    1. Gather Feedback

    Present your ideas to as many people as possible: friends, teachers, professionals, and any others you trust to give insightful comments.

    1. Improve

    Reflect on all of your feedback and decide if or to what extent it should be incorporated. It is often helpful to take solutions back through the Design Process to refine and clarify them.


    • Object selection and viewing
    • Model Manipulation
      1. Spin, Pan and Zoom
    • Spin Modes
    • Using Orient Mode
    • Saved Views
    • Dashboards
    • Solid Display Options
    • Datum Display
    • Selection Filters
    • Selection Lists
    • Ordering and Suppressing Features



    Exercise 2- Pro-ENGINEER Environment


    • Sketcher basics
    • Defining Parts in Sketcher
    • The Sketcher Principle
    • Sketcher Tools
      1. Sketching Plane and Sketcher References
      2. Adding or Editing Dimensions
      3. Sketcher Geometric Constraints
    • Going from Section to 3D
    • Redefining Features
    • Making a Block: The Sketcher Setup Sequence
    • Creating a Section in Sketcher


                            Exercise 3- Creating sketches 

    • Sketch Head Profile
    • Add Centerlines
    • Add filet Geometry
    • Modify Head Dimensions


                            Weeks 3 – 7


    Exercise 4-5 Extrude and Revolved Features


    • Modify and Regenerate
    • Revolve Head
    • Shell Head
    • Sketch Body
    • Extrude Body
    • Add Head Post
    • Shell Body
    • Add Arm Holes
    • Sketch 1 Leg
    • Extrude Leg
    • Shell Leg
    • Sketch and Extrude Holes


                            Exercise 6- Datum Features


    • Engineering Features
    • Datum Features
      1. Datums, Axes, and Coordinate Systems
      2. Datum Display


                            Weeks 8 – 9


     Exercise 7- Engineering Features

                            Exercise 8- Blend and Sweep Features                                            


    • Parallel Blend
      1. Blend upper arm with lower arm
      2. Attribute, Section, Direction, Depth
      3. Trajectory, Section
    • Sweep
      1. Sweep Hand, Cut bottom, extrude wrist
      2. Trajectory, Section



                            Week 10


    Mid Term – Project

    • Design and Build a Ball Peen Hammer
    • Due in 1 Class Period


    Exercise 9-10 - Mirror Features - Patterns


    • The Tool Pattern
      1. Sketch half the waist and extrude.
      2. Group and Pattern the other half of the waist in Feature View


    • Dimensional Patterns
      1. Design, sketch and extrude parts for the base.
      2. In sketcher mode use dimensional pattern for the outer stud


    • Pattern Options
      1. Dimensional, Direction, Axis, Fill, Table, Reference, Curve


    • Reference Pattern


                            Week 11


    Exercise 11 – Feature Manipulation


    • Parent-Child Relationships
      1. Connections between part files, assemble files and drawing files.


    • Edit Definition
      1. Changing sketches or features after they’ve been created.


    • Edit References
      1. Changing references (planes, points or lines) to guide sketches or features.


    • Reorder
      1. You can move features forward or backward in the regeneration order list.


    • Insert Mode
      1. Insert mode allows you to add new features at any point in the feature sequence, other than before the base feature or after the last feature.


    • Resume
      1. Suppressing features is like removing them from regeneration temporarily. However, you can unsuppressed (resume) suppressed features at any time.


                          Week 12


    Exercise 12 – Detail Drawings


    • Additional Exercises
      1. Create A size drawing file (8.5 x 11)
      2. Add each part of the Lego Man on a separate drawing file in an orthographic projection with an additional isometric view.
      3. Dimension all necessary area of each part in each view.
      4. Add degrees of tolerance to appropriate areas.
      5. Correctly fill in tiles block


    • Part Completion
      1. Finish any part or make any modification needed.


                            Weeks 13 – 15


    Exercise 13 – Part completion & Assembly


    • Assembly Creation
      1. Mate
      2. Aline
      3.   Insert
      4. Coordinate System
      5. Tangent
      6. Point on Line
      7. Point on Surface
      8. Edge on Surface
      9. Fix
      10. Default
      11. Offset
    • Assemble part together to complete the Lego Man and add an additional page to your drawing file set of the overall assembled model.


                            Weeks 16 – 20


                            Final Project – TBA