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computer aided drafting
diagram showing everything at the project site at a set scale
diagram showing arrangement of rooms and furniture at a set scale
diagram showing the external face of a building showing height at a set scale
diagram showing the plane view of a structure at a set scale
a document describing the specifications a product or property
A group technique for solving problems, generating ideas, stimulating creative thinking, etc. by unrestrained spontaneous participation in discussion.
A person using the services of a professional person or organization.
The ability to make or bring a new concept or idea into existence; marked by the ability or power to create.
A means of judging. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged.
A limitation or restriction.
1. An iterative decision-making process that produces plans by which resources are converted into products or systems that meet human needs and wants or solve problems. 2. A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of something before it is built or made.
A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. Encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution.
A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
A part of a design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
A person who designs any of a variety of things. This usually implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways uses visual cues to organize his or her work.
A person who is trained in and uses technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
A book in which an engineer will formally document, in chronological order, all of his/her work that is associated with a specific design project.
An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
A new product, system, or process that has never existed before, created by study and experimentation.
A process that repeats a series of steps over and over until the desired outcome is obtained.
Well-founded on evidence and corresponds accurately to the real world.
a system that has to have input each time the system is used
A system that has feedback
smaller systems intergrated into a larger system
Drawing to scale
when objects are drawn at a reduced or enlarged size
another term for orthographic projection
the system in which the top view of a drawing is placed above the front view
Construct or manufacture an industrial product.
A model devised to expose its parts for study, training or testing; a rough model that can made of cardboard or other materials
The profession which the knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied with judgement to develop ways to use, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
7 resources of input
time, energy, tools, materials, people, capital, information
information, ideas, and activities that we need to provide to determine what you want to accomplish
4 types of output
expected, unexpected, desirable, undesirable
A visual, mathematical, or three-dimensional representation in detail of an object or design, often smaller than the original. Used to test ideas, make changes to a design, and to learn more about what would happen to a similar, real object.
1. Define the problem
2. Brainstorm, research
3. Develop solutions
4. Choose the best solution
5. Create a prototype
6. Evaluate the solution
7. Communicate the design
8. Refine the Design
a gradual development
Solve environmental problems related to pollution, water use, materials and energy use, waste treatment, etc.
Design, develop, and test small electronic systems, such as appliances, telephones, surgical devices, etc.
Design, develop, and test the manufacture of electrical equipment and large-scale electrical systems.
Computer Hardware Engineering
Research, design, develop, and test computer systems and computer-related equipment.
Plan the design, construction, and maintenance of various civil structures.
Address issues related to chemical production, transformation of raw materials, and chemical use.
Devise procedures and devices to improve medical conditions.
Create technology to advance food, biological, irrigation, and machinery systems.
Design, develop, and test aircraft and spacecraft ranging from rockets and spacecraft to gliders and small passenger aircraft.
A full-scale working model used to test a design concept by making actual observations and necessary adjustments.
processes and knowledge that can be used to extend human abilities as well as satisfy human needs and wants.
a group of people working together to accomplish a common goal.
A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological or chemical process.
The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
The recognition of an unwelcome or harmful matter needing to be dealt with.
To thoroughly and methodically analyze accomplishment against specific goals and criteria
amps x volts
cuts using a wire with high voltage. Used for making gears and detailed cuts.
made from a mold
presses material to a desired shape
for mass production of plastic parts, heated plastic injected into mold, then ejects finished parts
used for clamshell packaging. Heated plastic vacuumed to a form.
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