This course, held at Morley College’s Waterloo Centre, is for students who have completed our level 1 Award in Parametric Modelling or those who have some experience and wish to gain a higher-level award in Parametric Modelling and 3D Computer Modelling techniques (CAD). Parametric Modelling is a design process carried out using powerful software – allowing one to create, modify and realise commercial products and 3D artefacts. The software used on this course is Autodesk AutoCAD, which is free to students as a one-year license. At level 2 you will learn CAD tools that simulate complex mechanical motion, users can prevent potential clashes and explore different position configurations to develop optimized parts and assemblies faster. Designers accurately predicting the motion and behaviour of parts and assemblies enables companies to accelerate the production curve and shorten time to market, which is vital for attaining and maintaining a competitive edge. Used extensively in the design and engineering industries the skills learned on this course mirror those used by professionals who create the products we see and use every day. Artists, engineers, and inventors will benefit from making prototypes of their work saving time and expense in production. Parametric models, once created, can be viewed in a 3D workspace from all angles and endlessly edited and redesigned – everything from solid structure, size and shape to the qualities of the surface can be amended. 3D printing will also be employed to see your models come to life. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to learn a professional skill for potential employment and could lead to a career as a CAD Draughtsperson and 3D Designer. It could also help you to progress into similar courses within higher education.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use a parametric modelling workstation safely
  • Create sketches that identify constraints and design intent
  • Create work features and use features
  • Create table driven parts and assemblies
  • Understand motion and driven assembly constraints
  • Create a drawing layout to aid the interpretation of design inte
  • Create presentation quality displays of parts and assemblies

Tutor: Lorenzo Andreani

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