Tutorial videos can be found here.
Topics covered: Introduction to CAD, introduction to 2D sketches, introduction to 3D modeling
Presentation: Introduction to CAD
Topics covered: Introductory manufacturing and mechanical design concerns, basics of reading a 2D drawing, additional practice with 2D sketching and 3D modeling
Presentation: Making a Part That Can Be Made
Sample Parts: Workshop2_Parts
Topics covered: Additional practice with 2D/3D modeling, review of previous concepts, introduction to surfaces and applications of surfaces
Sample Parts: Workshop3_Parts
Topics covered: Parametric modeling, introduction to assemblies, best practices of using assemblies
Presentation: Working With Assemblies
Sample Parts: Workshop4_Parts
Topics covered: Basics of tolerances, 2D drafting practices, beginning of engine project
Topics covered: Basics of managing a design project, Detailed description of components for the engine project
Presentation: Engine Project Primer
Monday Engine Powerpoint: MonPoint
Wednesday Engine Powerpoint: WedPoint
Topics covered: Basics of 3D sketching using lines, splines, helixes, and law curves. Discussion of applications of 3D sketches vs 2D sketches.
Topics covered: Introduction to rendering terminology, technology, and rendering features in NX. Demonstration of ray tracing in NX. Accessing the UConn Q drive was also demonstrated for the engine project.
Presentation: Rendering Basics and Some Random Stuff
Sample Parts: Workshop8_Parts
Topics covered: Introduction to basic mechanical system, their form, and modeling them in CAD
Presentation: Introduction to Mechanical Components