CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting) Laboratory

A small sampling of software presently supported includes:

  • Pro-Engineer
  • Solidworks, and AutoCAD for computer aided design and drafting.
  • Ansys 
  • Pro-Mechanica and Cosmos for finite element analysis 
  • Rhinoceros for 3-D modeling and CAM interfacing.
  • Mathcad 
  • Matlab 
  • Excel, and Maple for mathematical analysis.

Working Model for kinematic analysis,

  • Lab VIEW for Instrumentation, Measurement and Control
  • The Microsoft Office Suite for Word Processing, Graphing, Database Management, etc.
  • Various other applications

The CADD lab houses 25 networked computers running Windows XP software. Laser and ink-jet printers and large-format plotters support the laboratory. This heavily used instructional laboratory supplements the adjacent Design Lab which shares nearly all software applications.