Computer-Aided Design Lab

In addition to the general use computer labs around the post, the Mechanical Engineering Department has a special use computer laboratory. The CADE lab is equipped with 15 computers running Windows NT4.0. Hardware specifications: 550 Mhz Pentium III CPU, 128 MB RAM, 2 MB Video Card, 8 GB hard drive, 10/100 Mbs ethernet card, sound card, 3.5 inch floppy drive, cdrom drive, and 21 inch Panasonic Monitors. The lab is equipped with a high resolution video projector, networked color laser printer, networked black & white laser printer, and two networked D-size ink-jet roll-fed plotters. In addition to the networked print devices, each workstation is equipped with an A-size pen-and-ink HPGL plotter. Engineering software includes AutoCAD 2000 Mechanical Desktop (a computer aided drafting package), ALGOR (a finite element analysis package), MathCAD 8 (a high level math package), and Carrier's Hourly Load Analysis Package. In addition, Microsoft Office Suite is available along with many course specific software packages such as PC Boiler and SOFT LIGHT.