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Engineering Design Graphics
This work in progress describes the application of a PDM solution to an introductory engineering graphics (IEG) course. PDM is one of many tools that our students will most likely encounter in their careers. Typical uses for PDM include; version control, common component libraries, templates, and design/documentation approval workflows. Nearly all industries and companies of any size have adopted PDM to decrease the cost of design. However, educational institutions have not widely implemented PDM into the education of our students. The PDM system we chose to implement is specifically designed for CAD, and thus has feedback systems that the students will encounter in the workforce. This feedback allows for efficient drawing markup and direct review and commenting on 3D data. Traditional virtual learning environments and course management systems are not designed for CAD feedback. The ability to effectively communicate feedback to students is incredibly time-consuming, if not impossible. Therefore, utilizing a PDM system to provide feedback to students should increase their learning and also expose them to a tool used in industry. Bringing new technology into the classroom is always difficult; we all face limited resources such as time and funding. In an attempt to decrease the resource requirements of implementation: our process of implementing a PDM solution in our IEG course will be shared. Particular attention on hardware requirements and selection, PDM setup and installation, training for instructional staff, and implementation lessons learned will be communicated.
Torick, D., & Biswas, N. (2020, June), NOT Reinventing the Wheel: Product Data Management (PDM) Software Utilized as a Feedback System for Students in an Introductory Engineering Graphics Course Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34998
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