This course is a fast easy artistic approach to learning 3D CAD. This curriculum will open your eyes to an interesting world of patterns, shapes and creative design approaches. In effect this introduction to STEM is a collision of art, engineering and math. The format is open ended, creative while challenging; a practical, easy to follow cookbook approach to developing spatial thinking. You are free to work at your own pace, improving your skills independently of classroom pressures. Why take this course? After ten years of (trial and error) teaching university students new to Mechanical Engineering and Artistic Design I have worked hard to develop content that works.
We will use the Siemens Solid Edge software. This download is free to all students and is similar to Solidworks, Blender and Autodesk Inventor.
John Devitry is a Research Fellow at the Center of Space Engineering - Utah State University. From 2004 – 2015 John taught the introductory classes for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at USU while also working as the CAD Administrator at Space Dynamics Laboratory – the research arm of USU.
Over the years John has a developed a unique and compelling approach to teaching mechanical engineering and 3D design, introducing the concept of Conceptual Design Blending as a way to facilitate creative thinking with engineering graphics students.
Earlier is his career John worked for 3D Systems, promoting rapid prototyping and rapid tooling technologies visiting hundreds of leading design and manufacturing companies around the world. He holds 3 patents developing the product from concept to market, selling the patent rights to independent investors. John enjoys writing and has published 3 articles in BYU Studies. Education: 1986 – 1990 Brigham Young University Provo, UT. Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering