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Look To The  Future  Learn From  Today

Look To The Future Learn From Today



Jim Leake presents student work guided by iFoundry core principles

Jim Leake presents student work guided by iFoundry core principles



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    • Look to the Future/Learn from Today
      James M. Leake,
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Autodesk – Did You Know?
      From state-of-the-art CAD design and drafting to the industry’s most progressive digital prototyping, Autodesk delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions to help you create, improve and refine your designs.
      Portfolio of markets
      • Manufacturing, AEC, Infrastructure and Media
      Global presence –160 countries
      • Revenue: $2+B
      • 40% Americas, 60% EMEA & APAC
    • “CAD is about building models of real-world objects inside the computer. I believe that in the fullness of time, every object in the world, manufacturing or not, will be modeled inside a computer.
      That is a very big market. This is everything.”
      • John Walker
      May 11, 1992
    • Autodesk sees the future of engineering in integrated digital prototyping across product ideation, functional & aesthetic design, and production/construction disciplines.
    • Pivotal Question
      Can Autodesk help transform education to match its vision in more systematic manner?
    • iFoundry: Change via Organizational Innovation
      • Collaborative, interdepartmental pilot unit.
      • Volunteers.
      • Existing authority.
      • Respect faculty governance.
      • Scalability.
      • Open-source curriculum change.
    • Overview
      • First-year concept design projects
      • First-year reverse engineering design projects
      • Upper division digital prototyping
      • Industrial Design - Engineering collaboration
      • Senior design
    • How can technology be used to improve engineering education?
      • 3D modeling
      • Essential reasoning skills – missing basics
      • Focus on product function
      • Digital prototyping
      • Collaborative design experience
    • Mere Modeling – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    • First–Year Design Project
      • Reverse engineering
      • More representative of engineering problem-solving
      • Address the missing basics
      • Focus on functionality
      • Concept design
      • Good for developing modeling skills
      • Not many constraints
      • Not representative of “real world”
    • What Engineers Don’t Learn
      Point of departure: Industrial based senior design.
      After 4 years they don’t know how to
      Question: Socrates 101.
      Label: Aristotle 101.
      Model conceptually: Hume 101 & Aristotle 102.
      Decompose: Descartes 101.
      Measure: Bacon-Locke 101.
      Visualize/draw: da Vinci-Monge 101.
      Communicate: Newman 101
      Call these the missing basics (MBs) vs. “the basics” = math, sci, & eng sci.
      Missing basics are in some sense more basic than “the basics.”
      MBs as quality failure. MBs as key to engineering in a creative era, interdisciplinarity & lifelong learning.
      Socrates (470-399 BCE)
    • Missing Basics
    • Basic skills:
      • Model
    • Basic skills:
      • Model (realism)
      • Decompose
      • Label
    • Basic skills:
      • Model (realism)
      • Decompose
      • Label
    • Basic skills:
      • Measure
    • Basic skills:
      • Label
      • Research
    • Basic skills:
      • Decompose
      • Label
    • Basic skills:
      • Model (conceptual)
      • Decompose
      (by function)
      • Question
    • Basic skills:
      • Digital prototyping
    • Product Functionality - Animations
    • Digital Prototyping
      • Analysis
      • FEA (Stress Analysis)
      • Kinematics (Dynamic Simulation)
      • Mechanism design (Design Accelerators)
      • ID, conceptual (Alias)
      • Visualization (Inventor Studio, Showcase)
      • 3D Printing
      • 3D Scanning
    • Analysis - FEA
    • Analysis - Kinematic
    • Mechanism Design
    • Visualization
    • Conceptual (Alias)
    • 3D Printing
    • 3D Scanning
    • Industrial Design – Engineering Collaboration
    • Autodesk - iFoundry Partnership
    • Goals
    • Geometric Modeling
    • Bburago Car Project
    • New VW
    • Mini Cooper
    • Old VW
    • Lamborghini
    • Nissan
    • Jeep
    • Alfa Romeo
    • Bburago Car Project - Animations
    • Senior Design – Food Processing Equipment
      Sponsor manufactures food processing equipment
      Sponsor uses 2D AutoCAD, intends to convert to Autodesk Inventor
      Problem statement – use Inventor to automate design of a mixer blender
    • Mixer/Blenders
      Multiple (~8) subassemblies, ~300 parts, stainless steel
      Capacities range from 100 to 15,000 lbs
      Site Constraints
      Discharge height
      Open cover height
      Customer Options
      Standard Mixer/Blender
    • Linking Parameters to Excel
       Parameters Window
       Sketch
       Link Window
       Section of Agitator Worksheet
    • Senior Design - Modular Endcap
      Problem Statement
      Develop a new and improved endcap display that can be marketed to Tier I customers
      Design Criteria include:
      Innovative design
      Adjustable divider system
      Modular design
      Product sliding system
      Lean distribution
    • Modular Endcap – Final Design
    • Questions?
      Look to the Future/Learn from Today
      James M. Leake,
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign