ME170 - Computer Aided Design - Class Website

~ Spring 2018 ~

Lectures in 1002 ECE Bldg.
Tues/Thurs 8am-8:50am

Lab sections in Room 1009 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (MEL)

*** Lab Sections do not meet until week 2 (i.e. week starting Monday January 22nd, 2018)) ***

Lab open hours are:
8am-midnight Mon-Thurs
8am-10pm Friday
10am-10pm Saturdays
10am-midnight Sundays

Here is a map showing the location of the building: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
If you enter MEL from the John Bardeen Quad (west entrance), turn left down first corridor,
1009 is the first room on the left.

Class Notes and Handouts

Class TextBook (available from most campus bookstores)
"Creo Parametric 3.0 Basic Design", by Steven G. Smith, published by Cadquest inc.

Syllabus, Schedule, and Class Notes/Presentations:
ME170 Course Syllabus
ME170 Class Schedule
Introduction to ME170
MechSE Design Process
Introduction to Design For Manufacture (DFM)
Ideation - Project Case Studies
Concept Selection
Product Design Specification
ME199 Automotive DesignBuildCompete Projects
Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of an Engineer
Engineering Drawing Notes - Part B - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

Lab Assignments

Lab Assignment #1 - Introduction to Creo - CAD files used in this assignment

Lab Assignment #2: Intro to Creo Part Modeling

Lab Assignment #4 - More Creo & 3D Printer Training

Lab Assignment #5 - Blend and Sweep Features

Lecture Class Assignments

Lecture Class Assignment #1 - Toaster DFM case study
Lecture Class Assignment1 - part

Lecture Class Assignment #2 - 3D Spatial Assessment - Due Jan 29th midnight

Lecture Class Assignment #3 - In-class sketching exercises with Prof. Bullock
Lecture Class Assignment #4 - Design Case Studies

Lecture Class Assignment #5 - Ideation: Initial Sketches


Grades - Lab Section AB1
Grades - Lab Section AB2
Grades - Lab Section AB3
Grades - Lab Section AB4
Grades - Lab Section AB5

Term Design Project

Term Design Project - Summary

Design Project Teams - Spring 2018

Office Hours and Contact Information

Mike Philpott
Office Hours: 1pm-2pm Mondays, 9am-10am Thurs (or by arrangement)
Office: 3007 MEL

Gabriel Haberfeld,
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Tursdays 6-7pm
Office: 1009 MEL

Chenzhang Xiao 
Office Hours: Monday 12-1pm and Wednesday 1-2pm (or by arrangement)
Office: 217 MEB

Other Resources

PTC/ProEngineer/Creo CAD software (free student copy - Windows only):
Creo Parametric 3.0 (aka. ProEngineer)
There is no requirement to download this software as it is available in the EWS labs

Using Citrix for remote access: Link to Citrix Service information
You can log into your EWS account, access your lab EWS files, and run Creo Parametric 3.0 remotely using this service
Supports Windows, Mac OSX, EWS Linux, Android and iOS

For further information on EWS workstations:
EWS Manual

For news on Pro/Engineer and its latest release ProE/Creo:
Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)

For news on Professor Philpott's CAD-integrated Design-to-Cost software:
aPriori Technologies inc.
'aPriori' Software available in the EWS labs - under 'Start', or use search