A Parametric Modeling Instructional Tutorial for Teaching Visualization of Engineering Mechanics

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Pam Schumacher (Saint Paul College, US)
Winston Sealy (Minnesota State University, US)
(Saint Paul College)
Full Paper: #199


Communication is paramount for relaying information. Manufacturers rely heavily on business practices that are clearly communicated. As new products are designed, drawings and sketches are utilized to communicate form, fit, and function. Visualization techniques and practices are critical for understanding and effective communication. This paper presents an instructional tutorial for utilizing parametric modeling to enhance the design and visualization of engineering mechanics. Real world examples are modeled and simulated using Creo Parametric ver. 4.0.