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Fall 2014 Catalog 
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IT 220 - Mastercam, Computer Aided Design

Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software, specifically Mastercam. Students will learn to create, modify, manipulate and import geometry. Manufacturing/machining processes will be applied to that geometry along with tools, speeds and feeds for tool path simulation and verification. Students will ultimately be able to create a computer aided design (CAD) drawing, simulate the machining of a three dimensional model and generate CNC code to machine an actual part.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • create, modify, import and manipulate CAD geometry;
  • create complete 3 dimensional CAD drawings within MASTERCAM;
  • select tools from the MASTERCAM library to use for machining and create libraries of tools;
  • determine machining processes required to produce a part drawn in MASTERCAM;
  • use the created drawing, selected tools and machining processes to post code and run tool paths necessary to machine a three dimensional model;
  • post CNC code producing programs for a variety of controls/machines listed in the MASTERCAM library;
  • simulate/verify, edit and run programs; and
  • explain the difference between creating CNC programs manually and creating them with CAM software.

Prerequisites: IT 102 or IT 103 or permission of the instructor.
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