Career Workshop (B.E - Mechanical)


Workshop Content for MECHANICAL


What is AutoCAD?

CAD stands for "Computer Aided Design." AutoCAD is a line of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design software produced by the Autodesk company. It includes a powerful suite of features to improve workflow and create true-to-life maps, diagrams, structures and schematics. CAD software is equal part design and analysis. The design is needed to produce models and prepare component production, and the analysis helps calculate stress levels, the influence of forces and the influences of finite elements in a design. According to a General Electric survey, 60 percent of manufactured parts errors were related to incomplete, ambiguous or impossible drafts -- problems easily corrected with the support of software like AutoCAD.

Why AutoCAD workshop?

Mechanical engineering is a broad field that encompasses industry, business, medicine and even law. Planning and designing mechanical objects is the primary focus of mechanical engineers, whether they are producing engine and motor components or complete devices like refrigerators and robots. Design programs like AutoCAD help mechanical engineers do their jobs by helping them create preliminary designs and spot flaws before production, saving time and resources.

Benefit of Autocad Workshop

The workshop intends to provide to students a digital support in order to enable them developing autonomously their own project. In this way, the students will be able to manage all the needed techniques to represent their project. The bi-dimensional aspects of the system will particularly taken into consideration so to know the main functions and commands of CAD. AutoCAD will be used, simply because it is the most diffused and advanced program of drawing all over the world. Other related programs of drawing and render will be presented to make students more familiar with the panorama of CAD. 
Finally the course will aim to learn students a “method” of drawing with CAD which will help them to adapt to any other related program in the future.
The advanced course of AutoCAD proposes, other than widening the necessary instruments of bi-dimensional construction, a study of the problematic related to the three-dimensional construction viewed as an approach to architectonic construction. Therefore, an analysis of geometrical rules applied to architectural composition supported with real examples in this field is foreseen. The aim of his course is not only to form students to the use of this software but also to deepen its relations with the architectonic representation.

Topics :
 Introduction to AutoCAD 2D
 Taking the AutoCAD Tour
  • Navigating the Working Environment
  • Working with Files
  • Displaying Objects
 Creating Basic Drawings
  • Inputting Data
  • Creating Basic Objects
  • Using Object Snaps
  • Using Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
  • Using Object Snap Tracking
  • Working with Units
 Manipulating Objects
  • Selecting Objects in the Drawing
  • Changing an Object's Position
  • Creating New Objects from Existing Objects
  • Changing the Angle of an Object's Position
  • Creating a Mirror Image of Existing Objects
  • Creating Object Patterns
  • Changing an Object's Size
 Drawing Organisation & Inquiry Commands
  • Using Layers
  • Changing Object Properties
  • Matching Object Properties
  • Using the Properties Palette
  • Using Linetypes
 Altering Objects
  • Trimming & extending Objects to defined boundaries
  • Creating parallel & offset geometry
  • Joining objects
  • Breaking an object into two objects
  • Applying a Radius Corner to Two Objects
  • Creating an angled corner between two objects
  • Changing part of an object's shape
 Working with Layouts s
  • Using Layouts
  • Using Viewports
 Annotating the Drawing
  • Creating Multiline Text
  • Creating Single Line Text
  • Using Text Styles
  • Editing Text
  • Creating Dimensions
  • Using Dimension Styles
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Using Multileaders
 Hatching Objects
  • Hatching Objects
  • Editing Hatch Objects
 Working with Reusable Content
  • Using Blocks
  • Working with DesignCenter
  • Using Tool Palettes
 Creating Additional Drawing Objects
    • Working with Polylines
    • Creating Splines
    • Creating Ellipses
    • Using Tables
What is CATIA?

CATIA is mechanical design software. It is a feature based, parametric solid modeling design that takes advantage of the easy to learn windows graphical user interface. You can create fully associative 3-D solid models with or without constraints while utilizing automatic or user-defined relations to design intent.


· The main advantage of CATIA is that it is very user friendly software.
· From any different software we can import models and can be converted to CATIA features.
· It has a powerful rendering option to make the object realistic.
· When it is impractical to get the desired shape/geometry in solid design (part design), it can be easily developed in shape design module as CATIA is an interactive software so switching in to different modules can possible at time of modeling.
· Developed to use in the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and other industries to design all types of rich & complex design.
· Dynamic view can be store to define different motion in kinematic.
· Bidirectional associativity between assembly, modeling& drafting.
· Notable automobile & aerospace industries using CATIA are Volvo, Fiat, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Hyundai, L&T, Tata motor, Mahindra, ISRO, HAL& ADA.

Topics :

Level 1: Part Design

  • Introduction to Sketcher
    • Creation of basic sketches
    • Sketch Tools
    • Operating the basic profile to get desired 2D sketch
  • Analyzing the degrees of Freedom of sketch
  • Sketch based features
    • Pads, pockets, revolved features and sweeped features
  • Dress up features

Level 2: Assembly Design

  • Introduction to assembly design
  • Importing existing parts at their respective positions
  • Positioning the parts at their respective positions
  • Defining the assembly constraints
  • Saving assembly into the database using save management

Level 3: Drafting

  • Introduction to generative Drafting
  • Frame, title block and view generation
  • Saving a drawing documents and its links
  • Adding section views and cuts for detail information
  • Annotations, texts and different tools to improve the view.

Level 4: Generative Shape Design (Surfacing)

  • Wireframe creation to create skeleton for surfaces
    • Creation of basic surfaces
  • Extrusion, revolving, offsets and multi section profiles
  • Surface operation
    • Relimiting tools like split and trim
    • Fillets to meet the design requirements
  • Assemble, relimit and connect the surfaces
What is ANSYS?

ANSYS is a general purpose software, used to simulate interactions of all disciplines of physics, structural, vibration, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and electromagnetic for engineers.
So ANSYS, which enables to simulate tests or working conditions, enables to test in virtual environment before manufacturing prototypes of products. Furthermore, determining and improving weak points, computing life and foreseeing probable problems are possible by 3D simulations in virtual environment.
ANSYS software with its modular structure as seen in the table below gives an opportunity for taking only needed features. ANSYS can work integrated with other used engineering software on desktop by adding CAD and FEA connection modules.

  • Ansys Workbench Overview
  • Graphics controls and selection
  • Outline tree and details
  • Mechanical application wizard
  • Mesh troubleshooting
  • Basics of static structural analysis
  • Spot welds
  • Connections worksheet
  • Joint configuration
  • Remote boundary conditions
What is Solidworks ?

Solidworks is a 3D mechanical design system that enables virtual prototyping, assembly, simulation and finally output as native or open format 3D models, or as drawings. Plugins are available for electrical design, FEA, optical rendering, electromagnetic simulation and more. It is probably the most widely used and taught CAD suite worldwide and is used in a full spectrum of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, communications, energy, mining and construction.

Why should we learn Solidworks?

3D modeling is being preferred not only by customers, but also by engineers and designers because they offer many advantages over the traditional 2D design. So, you need to learn 3D CAD, and SolidWorks is one of the widely used 3D CAD tools in the industry.

SolidWorks can help you convert your ideas into product designs quickly, and effectively. Even without having any prior experience in animation, you as an engineer or designer can produce an animated movie of your 3D product design almost instantly. This will help you communicate your product ideas better to a non-technical person.

SolidWorks comes with libraries of over one million pre-built or pre-designed components, so you don’t have to re-design industry standard components – like screws, nuts, bearings, etc. 

SolidWorks is focusing on growing a community of designers/engineers who are actively publishing their drawings online. There are millions of 3D drawings available for you to use or get inspirations.

What is PRO-E?

PTC Creo, formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, is a 3D CAD/CAM/CAE feature-based, associative solid modeling software. ... It was created by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) and was the first of its kind to market.

Why PRO-E?

Mechanical Engineers can specify mechanical requirements and transmit them directly to an electrical engineer’s PCB layout program. Most all PCB layout programs have an export capability called an IDF file. This is similar to exporting an IGES file. The difference is that exact component information (placement and size) is contained within the file. This information is transmitted effortlessly to the Mechanical Engineer. With other translation methods, such as IGES, data is often lost in the conversion.

Benefits on attending workshop

 Pro-E/CreO is a parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution which provides solid modeling, assembly modelling and drafting, finite element analysis, direct and parametric modelling, sub-divisional and nurbs surfacing, and NC and tooling functionality for mechanical engineers.

Learn to develop models & designs in Pro-E/CreO with practical implementation like a design professional at this workshop. A live speaker and instructor with skilled mentors are available to answer questions during full 2 Days. Let a experienced professional show you how to create Models & Designs of Mechanical Engineering.

Benefits for students:
  • Sketching 
  • Part Designing 
  • Datum 
  • Drawing views 
  • Simulation & Report generation
Automobile Mechanics & IC Engine

This workshop mainly focuses from Basics to Advanced concepts in Automobile Engineering. It covers chassis design, working of Suspension unit, Steering System, Braking unit, Transmission, Fuel Supply System, IC Engine and Advanced Technologies like ABS, EBD, PGMFi, DTS-Fi, MPFI, VVTI.

Topics :
  • What is an automobile?
  • Brief history.
  • Changes over the years.
  • Indian automobile industry.
 Chassis design
  Brief terminology –
  • Multi point strut bar.
  • Fender bar.
  • Anti-roll bar.
  • Monocoque.
  Types of chassis –
  • Ladder frame chassis.
  • Tubular space frame chassis.
  • Monocoque frame chassis.
  • Ulsabmonocoque.
  • Backbone frame chassis.
  • Aluminium space frame.
  • Carbon fibremonocoque.
 Suspension Unit
  Brief terminology –
  • Weight Transfer
  • Jacking forces
  • Camber and Caster angle
  • Spring Rate
  • Travel
  • McPherson Strut
  Types of suspensions –
  • Dependent suspension
  • Independent suspension
 Steering System
  • Ackerman Steering Principle
  • Steering Mechanisms
    • Rack and Pinion
    • Recirculating Ball Type
    • Worm and Sector
  • Understeer, Oversteer
  • Power Steering
 Transmission system
  • Flywheel
  • Clutch
    • Single Plate Clutch
    • Multi Plate Clutch
    • Cone Clutch
    • Centrifugal Clutch
    • Electromagnetic Clutch
  • Gearbox
    • Constant mesh type
    • Synchromesh type
    • Sliding mesh type
  • Reverse and its working
  • Types of Transmission
    • Manual
    • Semi-Automatic
    • Automatic
    • CVT
  • Differential
  • 2WD, 4WD, AWD
  • Tyres
    • Tyre size notations
    • Tyre types
  • Traction Control
 Braking Unit
  • Disc Brakes
  • Drum Brakes
  • Magnetic Brakes
  • Vacuum Brakes
  • Anti-lock braking System
    • 4-Channel, 4-Sensor ABS
    • 3-Channel, 3-Sensor ABS
    • 1-Channel, 1-Sensor ABS
  • Brake Actuators
    • Cable operated
    • Solid Bar connection
    • Single-circuit hydraulic
    • Dual-circuit hydraulic
  • Power Brakes
  • Brake Fluids
 Fuel Supply System
  • Fuel Filter
  • Carburettor
  • Fuel Injector
  • Spark Plug
 IC Engine
    • Types of IC Engine
    • 4-Stroke Engine
    • 2-Stroke Engine
    • Engine Layout and working
    • Valves and Valve Timing
    • Engine Cooling
    • Turbochargers
    • Superchargers
    • Latest Technologies
      • PGMFi
      • MPFi
      • CRDi
      • VVTi