MTT3553 3-D WIREFRAME DRAWING AND SURFACES
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
MTT 3553 - 3-D Wireframe Drawing and Surfaces (3 hrs.)
This is an advanced course designed to give the student an understanding on surface creation. It will build on information from the beginning classes.
MTT3547 Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing or instructor approval.
This course is designed to help the student increase his/her knowledge concerning the use of Mastercam to draw and create both 3D wireframe and surfaces.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create geometry in 3D along with the surfaces for this wireframe.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: 3D WIREFRAME CONSTRUCTION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to explain wireframe and surface features, along with listing construction planes and Z depth control.
- Explain the features wireframe models and surface model.
- List the construction planes.
- Describe Z depth control.
UNIT 2: CONSTRUCTION PLANES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to set, utilize, and explain all aspects of the construction planes.
- Describe each of the construction planes.
- Demonstrate the use of each of the construction planes.
- Describe and demonstrate how to set Z in each of the construction planes.
- Describe how to use two lines to set a construction plane.
- Explain the purpose of the 3D construction plane.
UNIT 3: SURFACES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to explain what a surface is, understand the mathematics of surfaces, how to trim fillet, and blend surfaces.
- Explain what a surface is.
- Demonstrate an understanding of surface mathematics.
- Demonstrate offsetting, trimming, filleting, and blending surfaces.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.