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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
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  • 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