Methodology for Part Visualization Problem Solving (Reading, Interpretation and Creation of Multiview Technical Drawings)

DS 58-10: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, Vol. 10, Design Education and Lifelong Learning, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 24.-27.08.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Sierra Uria, Egoitz; Garmendia Mujika, Mikel; Muniozguren Colindres, Javier; Larrakoetxea Madariaga, Isabel
Series: ICED
Section: Design Education and Lifelong Learning
Page(s): 1-12


Part visualization is a fundamental skill in engineering. It comprises the reading, interpretation and creation of industrial technical drawings. However, engineering students show certain learning difficulties and a high failure rate in subjects such as Technical Drawing and Design. A problem solving model for visualization has first been designed and developed for all kind of industrial objectswithin a constructivist framework. The Problem Solving model is the key to all technical knowledge and is an application of the scientific method. To develop this methodology, technical drawing textbooks, research and papers from all around the world have been used. In relation with this methodology, some teaching strategies have been developed. They may be applied by drawing up a programme of specific tasks which takes into account the theoretical contents and procedures involved in part visualization as well as the students? main difficulties and deficiencies when faced with this kind of problem. The main aim of this paper is to show, reason out and discuss this new methodology for part visualization.

Keywords: part visualization, teaching strategy, problem solving model, constructivism


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