Mechanical CADD Program

Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.

The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product life cycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and others. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.


Mechanical Engineering Software:
Many mechanical engineering companies, especially those in industrialized nations, have begun to incorporate computer-aided engineering (CAE) programs into their existing design and analysis processes, including 2D and 3D solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD). This method has many benefits, including easier and more exhaustive visualization of products, the ability to create virtual assemblies of parts, and the ease of use in designing mating interfaces and tolerances. Other CAE programs commonly used by mechanical engineers include product lifecycle management (PLM) tools and analysis tools used to perform complex simulations. Analysis tools may be used to predict product response to expected loads, including fatigue life and manufacturability. These tools include finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).

AnsysAPDL

Ansys APDL

ANSYS Mechanical is a finite element analysis (FEA) tool for structural analysis, including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies.

The software creates simulated computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components to simulate strength, toughness, elasticity, temperature distribution, electromagnetism, fluid flow, and other attributes. Ansys is used to determine how a product will function with different specifications, without building test products or conducting crash tests. For example, Ansys software may simulate how a bridge will hold up after years of traffic, how to best process salmon in a cannery to reduce waste, or how to design a slide that uses less material without sacrificing safety.

Most Ansys simulations are performed using the Ansys Workbench software. Typically Ansys users break down larger structures into small components that are each modeled and tested individually. A user may start by defining the dimensions of an object, and then adding weight, pressure, temperature and other physical properties. Finally, the Ansys software simulates and analyzes movement, fatigue, fractures, fluid flow, temperature distribution, electromagnetic efficiency, and other effects over time.

Course Objective:

The objective of the course is to teach the students to comfortably navigate the Mechanical APDL user interface and apply a proven workflow for creating, solving, and post-processing 2-D and 3-D finite element models.

Import and/or create geometry as needed for the creation of their simulation model.

Use Selection Logic to efficiently operate on sub-regions of a model for meshing, loading, and post-processing.

Understand the concept of element attributes and apply it to building effective, efficient meshes using beam, shell, and solid elements.

Build complex interactions among model regions through contact, coupling, constraint equations, and bolt/gasket interfaces.

Implement coupled-field solutions using 1-D fluid flow elements and 2-D and 3-D solid elements.


Latest Updates:

Ansys 2019 R3 the latest version, continues to deliver next-generation pervasive engineering simulation solutions for AV’s with the introduction of ANSYS SCADE Vision. Customers can now evaluate the safety of embedded perception systems and ensure AV sensors are free from detection defects. Among a number of other enhancements to the portfolio, ANSYS 2019 R3 also includes the SPEOS Road Library for Sensors Simulation, a comprehensive, retro-reflecting materials database, as well as updates to ANSYS HFSS SBR+ that provide greater accuracy in predicting radar cross section of large targets with curvatures. 


Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–color and real-world exercises. The following topics will be covered during the training session.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to CAE

  • General procedure involved in FEA

  • GUI of Mechanical APDL

  • Working on a project

  • CAD modeling using Mechanical APDL

  • Importing CAD to GUI 

  • Defining and Assigning Materials

  • Generating the mesh

  • Optimizing the model to refine mesh

  • Working with different boundary conditions

  • Surface and line models

  • structure analysis

  • Static

  • Model

  • Transient 

  • Harmonic

  • Thermal analysis

  • Model

  • Transient

  • Coupled field analysis 

  • Post processer

  • Animation 

  • Results

  • Documentation 

Career Prospects:

ANSYS engineering simulation for metal industry have proved critical in helping metal producers and manufacturers balance time, price, sustainability and quality pressures. ANSYS CFD for metal industry and electromagnetic software helps improve processes, achieve cost savings and increase product quality. Solutions from ANSYS solutions including FEA for metal industry have been used in a wide range of applications specific to the metals industry, including mining, processing, modeling, forming, shaping and fabricating material. ANSYS multidisciplinary simulation solutions create the digital thread, which supports the flow of data throughout the product life cycle. From ideation and design to manufacturing and operations, ANSYS A&D solutions help accelerate digital transformation and streamline development.

AnsysWorkbench

Ansys Workbench:

ANSYS Workbench is a software environment for performing structural, thermal, and electromagnetic analyses. The class focuses on geometry creation and optimization, attaching existing geometry, setting up the finite element model, solving, and reviewing results. Ansys Workbench (Mechanical) is more graphics focused and geometry focused. There is less direct connection to the FEM. Workbench provides easy to learn, easy to use environment. APDL scripts are still a possible to use but it’s a bit cumbersome.


Course Objective:

The primary objective of this ANSYS Workbench Training is to teach students the Finite Element Analysis in Ansys Mechanical Workbench. Thus, upon completion of this course, students will be able to set up, solve, and diagnose their own Structural Analysis in the Ansys Workbench.


Latest Update:

Ansys 2019 R3 the latest version, continues to deliver next-generation pervasive engineering simulation solutions for AV’s with the introduction of ANSYS SCADE Vision. Customers can now evaluate the safety of embedded perception systems and ensure AV sensors are free from detection defects. Among a number of other enhancements to the portfolio, ANSYS 2019 R3 also includes the SPEOS Road Library for Sensors Simulation, a comprehensive, retro-reflecting materials database, as well as updates to ANSYS HFSS SBR+ that provide greater accuracy in predicting radar cross section of large targets with curvatures. 

Course Description:

Each chapter begins with concepts and learning objectives, and then moves into an easy way supported by full–color and real-world exercises. The following topics will be covered during the training session.


Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to CAE

  • General procedure involved in FEA

  • GUI of ANSYS Work bench

  • Working on a project

  • CAD modeling using ANSYS Workbench

  • Defining and Assigning Materials

  • Generating the mesh

  • Optimizing the model to refine mesh

  • Working with different boundary conditions

  • Surface and line models

  • Static structure analysis

  • Model analysis

  • Thermal analysis

  • transient structural analysis

  • Transient Thermal

  • Rigid body dynamics

  • Explicit dynamics

  • Fluid flow analysis basic fundamentals

  • Coupled field Analysis systems

  • Post processing

  • Documentation

Career Prospects:

ANSYS engineering simulation for metal industry have proved critical in helping metal producers and manufacturers balance time, price, sustainability and quality pressures. ANSYS CFD for metal industry and electromagnetic software helps improve processes, achieve cost savings and increase product quality. Solutions from ANSYS solutions including FEA for metal industry have been used in a wide range of applications specific to the metals industry, including mining, processing, modeling, forming, shaping and fabricating material. ANSYS multidisciplinary simulation solutions create the digital thread, which supports the flow of data throughout the product life cycle. From ideation and design to manufacturing and operations, ANSYS A&D solutions help accelerate digital transformation and streamline development.

AutoCAD

AutoCAD Mechanical   

AutoCAD Mechanical design and drafting software is AutoCAD software for manufacturing, with libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common mechanical CAD tasks and accelerating the mechanical design process.

The AutoCAD Mechanical toolset adds a library of standards-based parts and tools to help you create, modify, and document mechanical designs for manufacturing.

Automate mechanical engineering tasks, such as generating machine components, dimensioning, and creating bills of material.

Create parts, assemblies, and other drawings for product design using specialized tools.

The Mechanical toolset contains more than 700,000 standard parts like pre-drawn screws, nuts, washers, pins, rivets, and bushings. It also includes 100,000 pre drawn standard features such as undercuts, keyways, and thread ends. When incorporated into a design, the feature cleans up the insertion area automatically in the drawing, so you don’t have to edit manually. The Mechanical toolset also contains more than 8,000 pre-drawn holes such as through holes, blind holes, counter-bored holes, countersunk holes, oblong holes, and others.


Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to teach users the basic commands and tools necessary for professional 2D drawing, design and drafting using AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT. After completing this foundation course students will be able to:

  • Use AutoCAD for daily working process.

  • Create multiple designs using several of tools.

  • Create layers to control the objects’ visibility.

  • Explain drawing using annotations.

  • Plot or print the drawing by scale.

  • To use constraint for certain design.

  • Navigate throughout AutoCAD using major navigating tools.

  • Understand the concept and techniques to draw.


Latest Update:

Autodesk has now released AutoCAD® 2020. The new version includes access industry-specific toolsets including architecture, electrical design, map 3D, mechanical design, MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), plant 3D, including P&ID functionality, raster design; improved workflows across desktop, web and mobile; and new features such as the Blocks palette.

Course Description:

AutoCAD Mechanical includes the very best of AutoCAD along with industry-specific libraries of parts and tools for mechanical engineering, making it a must-learn application for anyone involved in the design and construction of machinery. AutoCAD Mechanical is one of the toolsets available in one AutoCAD. This course covers the basics of the AutoCAD Mechanical 2020 user interface and leads you step-by-step through producing precise, measured mechanical engineering drawings and designs. 


Topics include:

  • Introduction

  • File management 

  • Orthographic drafting

  • View management

  • Display management

  • Material representation with Hatching 

  • Layer management

  • Selection methods

  • Parametric drafting

  • Symbol creation using block

  • Attributes

  • Isometric drafting

  • Perspective views

  • Annotations and Dimensions

  • External References

  • Layout management

  • Importing & Exporting

  • Publish and plot.

  • 3D modelling concepts in AutoCAD

  • Use viewpoint and UCS

  • Wireframe modeling

  • Solid modeling & editing

  • Surface modeling & editing

  • Create &manage 2D views from 3d models

  • Materials, lights & rendering

  • Working with images.


Career opportunities:

AutoCAD designers are responsible for 2D and 3D CAD designs using the software in the manufacturing and construction industries. Some of the common organizations hire AutoCAD professionals are construction companies to manufacturing companies and those operating in energy industries etc.

A professional certification from a reputed organization will help the student to perform the following job responsibilities:

Create accurate layouts, assembly details, and drawings

Communicate with executives and engineers to research catalogs, drawings, and sketches and develop edge-to-edge CAD drawings.

Review drawings before the release

Conduct research and acquire codes and standards to develop plans

GD&T

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. It uses a symbolic language on engineering drawings and computer-generated three-dimensional solid models that explicitly describe nominal geometry and its allowable variation. It tells the manufacturing staff and machines what degree of accuracy and precision is needed on each controlled feature of the part. GD&T is used to define the nominal (theoretically perfect) geometry of parts and assemblies, to define the allowable variation in form and possible size of individual features, and to define the allowable variation between features.

Types of Tolerance:

Three basic tolerances that occur most often on working drawings are: limit dimensions, unilateral, and bilateral tolerances. Three basic tolerances that occur most often on working drawings are: limit dimensions, unilateral, and bilateral tolerances.

At Canter Cadd we cover the below mentioned topics under GD & T

● Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance
● Dimensions and drawings
● Tolerance dimensioning
● Ways of expressing tolerance
● IT Grades
● Introduction to ASME Y 14.5-1994
● GD & T Rules
● Maximum Material condition of a feature of size
● Least Material condition of a feature of size


GstarCAD

GstarCAD is well-known alternative CAD software of high compatibility with ACAD. With 25 years of continuous improvement and lean innovation, today GstarCAD is far ahead in performance, stability and other key indicators and becomes leading CAD software in the world. With new technologies, innovative features and outstanding performance, the DWG-based Collaborative Design of GstarCAD helps improve project design efficiency and significantly reduce error and cost.

Advantages of GstarCAD: Advantages of GstarCAD:
● Drawing data incremental storage and transmission
● Multi-person and multi-direction drawing reference
● Timely, synchronous and asynchronous drawing data update
● Smart drawing version management and tracing
● Easy check of design changes in reference drawings
● Convenient project import and export.


TOPICS

● INTRODUCTION
● HISTORY
● ADVANTAGES
● DESIGN CYCLE
● CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● ABSOLUTE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM(X,Y)
● HOW TO DO ON SCREEN
● UNITS / LIMITS / ZOOM / LINE.
● RELATIVE RECTANGLE CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● @X-DISPLACEMENT, Y-DISPLACEMENT
● POLAR CO-ORDINATE SYSTEM
● @DISTANCE < ANGLE
● FUNCTIONAL KEYS F1 TO F12
● LIST OF DRAW COMMANDS
● SECONDARY DRAW COMMANDS
● ENQUIRY COMMANDS
● DISPLAY COMMANDS
● OBJECT SNAP
● ENDPOINT
● MIDPOINT
● CENTRE
● QUADRANT
● PERPENDICULAR
● INTERSECTION
● TANGENT
● NEAREST
● APPARENT INTERSECTION
● PARALLEL
● SELECTION COMMANDS
● PICK BOX METHOD
● WINDOW
● CROSSING WINDOW
● WINDOW POLYGON
● CROSSING POLYGON
● SINGLE
● FENCE

● PREVIOUS
● LAST
● ADD
● REMOVE
● ON
● QUICK SELECT
● MODIFY COMMANDS
● PRACTICALS
● ADVANCE MODIFY COMMANDS
● MEASURE
● HATCH/ HATCH EDIT
● PROPERTY TOOL BAR/ TEXT/ TABLES
● LAYERS
● DIMENSIONS & DIMENSION STYLE MANAGER
● ISOMETRIC
● PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
● BLOCK/ INSERT/ W-BLOCK/ BLOCK EDIT
● DESIGN CENTRE
● TOOL PALLETS
● DYNAMIC BLOCK CREATION & SAVING
● ATTRIBUTES
● EXTERNAL REFERENCES
● VIEWPORTS
● LAYOUT SETTINGS &TEMPLATES
● PRINTING & PLOT
● INTRODUCTION TO 3D -VPOINT
● EXPLAIN
● EXTRUDE/ SHADE/ ORBIT/ VIEWCUBE
● EXTRUDE METHODS
● SOLID EDITING COMMANDS
● 3D SOLIDS
● UCS
● SURFACE MODELING
● R-MAT
● BACK GROUNDS
● RENDER OUTPUTS
● PROJECT


Hypermesh

HyperMesh:

HyperMesh is the market-leading, multi-disciplinary finite element pre-processor which manages the generation of the largest, most complex models, starting with the import of a CAD geometry to exporting a ready-to-run solver file.

HyperMesh supports a wide variety of CAD and solver interfaces, making it a perfect solution for most industry verticals and domains. With its advanced geometry and meshing capabilities, HyperMesh provides an environment for rapid model generation. Generating high-quality mesh quickly is just one of HyperMesh’s core competencies.

For complex sub-system generation and assembly, HyperMesh has advanced model assembly tools. Modeling of laminate composites is supported by advanced creation, editing and visualization tools. Design changes can be made easily via mesh morphing and geometry dimensioning.


Objective:

Hypermesh training course enables students to work on Hypermesh 12.0 software, a computer aided engineering (CAE) simulations software platform. The training enables the students to create finite element models for analysis and prepare high-quality meshes in an efficient manner. This program offers the skills needed to work with geometry editing tools for preparing CAD models for the meshing process. During the Hypermesh training, the attendees will have knowledge about the BatchMeshing technique that facilitates users to mesh several files in the background to match the standards set by users.

By the end of the training, the participants will inculcate skills on the following topics:

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Shell, Tetra, and HyperMeshing

Creating hexa and penta mesh

Assemblies: Welding and Swapping Parts

Topography and Topology

Thermal, Static and Normal Mode analysis

Preparing models for analysis and geometry for meshing

Defining manufacturing constraints

2D and 3D shape optimization

1D and 2D size optimization

Results visualization with HyperMesh

Course Description:

  • Introduction to FEM

  • Brief on meshing

  • Basic interaction with Hyper mesh 

  • Understanding and Repairing

  • Preparing geometry for meshing

  • Automatic &Shell meshing

  • Standard Tetra & Volume Tetra meshing 

  • Tetra Mesh Processor

  • Quality

  • Assemblies: Welding and swapping parts

  • Analysis setup

  • Hyper mesh Solver interfaces

  • Review ,Test and project Discussion


Career Prospects:

Hypermesh is a Preprocessing Software, popularly called as meshing Software. It is one of the Main Process in CAE field (FEA/ Crash/ CFD) and one of the most popular meshing and analysis software in the world. It is used in almost all automobile industries for meshing.  Hypermesh can handle different types of problems like static structure analysis, fluid dynamics, electromagnetic problems.

INVENTER

Inventor:

Autodesk Inventor is a 3D mechanical solid modeling design software developed by Autodesk to create 3D digital prototypes. It is used for 3D mechanical design, design communication, tooling creation and product simulation. This software enables users to produce accurate 3D models to aid in designing, visualizing and simulating products before they are built.

This software incorporates integrated motion simulation and assembly stress analysis, whereby users are given options to input driving loads, dynamic components, friction loads and further run the dynamic simulation to test how the product will function in a real-world scenario. These simulation tools enable users designing cars or automotive parts, for example, to optimize the strength and weight of a product, identify high-stress areas, identify and reduce unwanted vibrations, and even size motors to reduce their overall energy consumption.

Autodesk Inventor's finite element analysis feature allows users to validate the component design through testing part performance under loads. The optimization technology and parametric studies permit users to design parameters within assembly stress areas and compare the design options. Then, the 3D model is updated based on these optimized parameters.


Autodesk Inventor also uses special file formats for parts, assemblies and drawing views. The files are imported or exported in a DWG (drawing) format. However, the 2D and 3D data interchange and review format that Autodesk Inventor uses most frequently is design web format (DWF).

Inventor is computer-aided design (CAD) software developed by Autodesk. It uses the concept of parametric design, used primarily to create technical drawings for mechanical purposes.It is found in many fields such as automotive, architecture, construction, etc.

Created in 1982 by John Walker and 12 partners, Autodesk was the first CAD company to go public. It publishes a variety of software suites including AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Alias. 


Course Objective 

This course instructs users in best usage approaches for parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. Users acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of designing models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design, and drawing production.

With Inventor software you can:

  • Design advanced 3D mechanical objects

  • Create and model in freeform

  • Analyse with the finite element method

  • Simulate different movements on your 3D creations

  • Manage your data

  • Design moulds for your prototypes

Course Description:

Topics Include:

  • Autodesk Inventor User Interface

  • 2D sketching

  • 3D sketching

  • Parametric part modeling

  • Creating Work Features

  • Editing Features

  • Advanced Modeling Tools

  • Creating  I-part, I- Feature , I-logic

  • Assembling Design

  • Bottom –Up Assembly

  • Top – Down Assembly

  • Creating Adaptive ,Flexible components

  • Creating level of details Representation

  • Understanding simplified Assemblies

  • Using shrinkwrap

  • Creating skeleton modeling

  • Sheetmetal Design

  • Surface Modeling

  • Drafting & Detailing

  • Freeform Modeling 

  • Inventor Studio


Career Prospects: 

Inventor® 2020 3D CAD software for mechanical design improves workflows with increased performance, better collaboration, and new professional-grade design tools.

NX

NX was formerly known as "Unigraphics. NX is an advanced high-end CAD/CAM/CAE, which has been owned since 2007 by Siemens PLM Software. It is used, among other tasks, for:

● Design (parametric and direct solid/surface modeling)
● Engineering analysis (static; dynamic; electromagnetic; thermal, using the finite element method; and fluid, using the finite volume method).
● Manufacturing finished design by using included machining modules.

NX is a direct competitor to CATIA, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, and SolidWorks.


Pro-E_CREO

Pro-e/ Creo:

Creo, the shorthand name for  Creo Parametric, (formerly known as Pro Engineer) is a powerful and intuitive3D CAD software optimized to address the challenges organizations face as they design, analyze, and share information with downstream partners.

Developed by  PTC, the original pioneers of parametric CAD, Creo is a powerful foundational software supporting an integrated family of product design tools used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.

The Creo family of design applications, modules, and extension speak a common language, meet the needs of different stakeholders, and truly combine parametric and direct modeling techniques. Creo helps build bridges instead of barriers between you, your ideas, your teammates, your partners, and your customers.

Creo Parametric 3D CAD software can easily be customized and extended through the addition of modules and extensions, but the product family also contains stand-alone purpose build design applications such as Creo Simulate, Creo Layout, Creo Options Modeler. Each stand-alone app serves a different purpose in the product development process.

From concept to design to analysis, to effectively sharing your information with downstream partners (such as manufacturing and technical publications), Creo is a rock-solid foundation for any design group. It supports the needs of modern manufacturing and product development organizations.

Course Objective:

The objective of this course to teach the user:

• Utilization of the Interface enhancements in Creo Parametric

• Utilization of the Sketcher enhancements in Creo Parametric 

• Utilization of the Modeling enhancements in Creo Parametric 

• Utilization of the Assembly enhancements in Creo Parametric 

• Utilization of the Drawing enhancements in Creo Parametric 

• Utilization of the Sheetmetal enhancements in Creo Parametric


Course Description:

The topics covered in this training program are as follows:

  • Creo/Parametric concepts

  • Using the Creo/Parametric interface

  • Creating sketcher geometry

  • Creating extrudes, revolves, and ribs

  • Selecting and editing 

  • Creating datum features

  • Utilizing internal sketches and embedded datum’s

  • Creating holes and shells 

  • Creating rounds, Chamfers and drafts

  • Variable selection sweep, helical sweeps and swept blends

  • Creating patterns

  • Group, copy and mirror tools

  • Measuring and inspecting models

  • Advanced reference management

  • Relations and parameters

  • Layers, family tables &UDF

  • Assembling with constraints

  • Exploding assemblies 

  • Creating surface features

  • Editing surface features in Creo/parametric

  • Creating drawing views

  • Creating drawing details

  • Using advanced assembly Constraints

  • Creating and using component interfaces

  • Creating and using flexible components

  • Using assembly features and shinkwrap

  • Replacing components in an assembly

  • Understanding simplified reps

  • Creating Cross-sections, display styles, and combined views

  • Substituting components by rep, envelope, and model

  • Creating and using assembly structure and skeletons

  • Introduction to sheet metal design

  • Primary walls, secondary and unattached walls

  • Unbend, bend back and cuts 

  • Notches and Punches

  • Sheet metal forms

  • Bending &Unbending sheet metal geometry

  • Converting solid parts

  • Sheet metal drawings with flat tates and bend order tables

CREO Simulate

  • Theoretical Fundamentals

  • Preparing a CAD Model

  • Pre – Processing

  • Meshing

  • Structural Static Analysis

  • Model Analysis

  • Symmetry

  • Thermal

  • Assembly Analysis

  • Dynamic analysis


Career Prospects:

Planning for a future career can be a daunting task for many students, especially when there are so many paths to choose from. Furthermore, it is not always clear what skills are required to set yourself apart from other job applicants.

For over 30 years, Creo has remained the standard product design and development software across a variety of industries for parametric modeling, simulation/analysis, and product documentation. Learning Creo is one way to give yourself an edge on the competition in almost any industry you decide to pursue. Everyone knows that Creo is an amazing tool for product design, but did you ever consider that someone has to design the machinery that makes the products? In their work optimizing and improving systems, industrial engineers often use CAD and 3D printing to create prototypes quickly for use as a proof of concept.

Canter CADD Established in 2004