How to measure engineering design skills
Every mechanical engineer should measure engineering design skills before applying for a job so that they can improve them.
If a person will do evaluate his own skill level then can understand his knowledge, So that he will prepare.
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We have defined three categories in which you can find yourselves and also improve accordingly.
These three categories will measure with 8 different parameters.
- Engineering Drawing Knowledge
- Software Knowledge
- Drafting Skills
- Design Speed
- Design Analyze
- Domain Expertise
- Imagination Power
- Industrial Design Knowledge
Let’s measure one by one according to these 8 parameters,
It contains the all drawing information which we learned in the first year on the engineering drawing book. Some topics of ED are listed below,
- Drawing Instruments and Their Uses
- Sheet Layout and Free-Hand Sketching
- Lines, Lettering and Dimensioning
- Geometrical Construction
- Curves Used in Engineering Practice
- Loci of Points
- Orthographic Projection
- Projections of Points
- Projections of Straight Lines
- Sections of Solids
- Projection on Auxiliary Planes
- Projection of Planes
- Development of Surfaces
- Projection of Solids
- Intersection of Surfaces
- Isometric Projection
- Oblique Projection
- Perspective Projection
- Orthographic Reading and Conversion of View
If you have knowledge ED
Basic: 0-20% of ED Knowledge
Intermediate: 20-50% of ED Knowledge
Advance: <50% of ED Knowledge
It includes the 2D & 3D design software design practices and commands.
After the 3D design, every professional designer required for the drafting skill so you can evaluate,
4. Design Speed
Speed is very important for designer, so you can evaluate yourselves on speed.
Basic: Double Time
Intermediate: Same or 1.5 Time
Advance: Before Limit Time
5. Design Analyze
Before starting the drawing, it must have to read and analyze the drawing. if you are not analyzing the drawing then you fall in the basic category.
If you analyze but very less then fall in the intermediate category and if you always analyze the drawing you will fall in advance level.
Intermediate: Some time
6. Domain Expertise
If you have core knowledge in any particular domain in design? It defines your skill also,
7. Imagination Power
Do you give good imagination power? if you have then it also explains your skill level.
Basic: Can’t Imagine
Intermediate: Limited Level
Advance: CanImagine complete Design
8. Industrial Design Knowledge
The industrial knowledge is must be required to become a professional designer.
Intermediate: Not Much
Some major area of knowledge in industrial design,
- Professional Design Experience
- Material Knowledge
- Quality Control
- Quality Standard
- Production Methode & Techniques
- Market Analysis