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Advanced Unigraphics/NX

  • Section Template
  • 4 Credits
  • 04/30/2013 to 01/01/2075
  • Modified 06/30/2022


This is the second of a two-semester course sequence that covers the design and construction of sophisticated solid models of complex assemblies and components, and the production of dimensioned and toleranced engineering drawings of those components. Advanced concepts of Unigraphics modeling will be discussed and utilized in class projects. (Sp)


Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 in METD 220 and Reading Level 4 and Writing Level 4 and Math Level 5

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Total Hrs


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Plan and complete parametric solid models using expressions to rename default p values to engineering specifications.
  2. Create a project using a variety of curve construction techniques in order to preserve parameters.
  3. Rename default part parameters to industry standards to develop parametric part families and manage expressions.
  4. Develop Parametric mathematical relationships to locate, re-size and transform solids from common parts into new parts.
  5. Construct solids by inserting features, instances and sketches.
  6. Create datum planes and datum axis reference features to place and position geometry.
  7. Create fully constrained parts using dimensional and geometric constraints in sketch based features.
  8. Instance, copy, paste, export and import features of a part.
  9. Mange part parameters by applying excel spread sheet based tables.
  10. Apply industry naming standards to all aspects of part file and feature parameters.
  11. Develop and maintain industry standard component assembly data structures and network system file depositories.
  12. Create details (working drawings) of projects using proper view selection. Each drawing will be fully dimensioned using tolerances and GD& T applications where specified. Created drawings will comply to ASME Y14.5M 2009 standards.
  13. Create an assembly type model using industry (Data Creation Standards) applying naming conventions, layering, and reference sets.
  14. Digital mock-up package assignments to instructor requirements.
  15. Create single part models by including features such as hollow, sheet metal flange, weldment applications and freeform swept bodies, face blending as required by Unigraphics documentation.
  16. Execute and manage, instances, features, drawings, part families, suppression of features and visibility of model data when required or as specified by an instructor.
  17. Edit or modify parameters when creating a solid, either by editing a sketch or a solid or spread sheet.
  18. Build mechanical models using objects and features that meet all required industry design standards and manufacturing guidelines set  to supplier specifications.
  19. Use reverse engineering strategies along with freehand sketch, create solids or assemblies complete with required drawings including required views and dimensions.
  20. Access and apply digital media within the learning and design context to industry standards.
  21. Develop skills in project management by applying project manage to job stream and work flow PLM applications.
  22. Practice collaborative design and manufacturing skills by packaging project data within the context of the internet.
  23. Performance analysis and optimization techniques using advanced simulation application of NX and other third party applications.
  24. Import and export files from step, IGES, Parasolid ,JT.
  25. Record and play back features, as well as sequences of assembly.
  26. Author web based file package, as well as create media packages of digital models.

For each project assignment, the students will be given a dimensioned orthographic or pictorial drawing prior to completing the outcomes.



Student Electronic Access to Grades

D2L is the College’s Course Management System which includes a gradebook function allowing students access to their grades in order to receive timely and meaningful feedback on their progress in the course at any time. These grades will align with the Evaluation Criteria listed in this syllabus. D2L is accessed through the MyLCC page.

Whenever practicable, results for graded items should be posted electronically within 48 hours after the instructor has completed the grading process for the items, and final grades for the course should be entered no later than the specified grading day.


Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Class Participation 0-10%
Exams or Tests 10%
Other 20%

Final capstone project

Projects 40-50%
Quizzes 20%


College Standard




College Grading Standards

Recommended Guidelines for Student Grades

4.0  --- Excellent

4.0     ---     91 – 100%

3.5  --- ---------

3.5     ---     86 – 90%

3.0  --- Good

3.0     ---     81 – 85%

2.5  --- ---------

2.5     ---     76 – 80%

2.0  --- Satisfactory

2.0     ---     71 – 75%

1.5  --- ---------

1.5     ---     66 – 70%

1.0  --- Poor

1.0     ---     60 – 65%

0.0  --- --------

0.0     ---       0 – 59%

Course Policies

Class Attendance/Participation


Extra Credit

Extra credit may be available in this course. This information is provided by the section instructor.

Institutional Policies


For transfer information, please consult the LCC Transfer webpage.  In addition, the Michigan Transfer Network website allows students to search how courses transfer to colleges and universities statewide.

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) simplifies the transfer of students from one Michigan institution to another. For the most current information, see the LCC General Education webpage.

Students interested in transfer should contact the Academic Advising Center in the Gannon Building - Star Zone, (517) 483-1904.

Disability Statement

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class should contact the Center for Student Access (CSA). They are located in the Gannon Building, Star Zone - Center for Student Support.  You can also access the Center for Student Access website, or call (517) 483-5323.  Contacting the Center early helps ensure that accommodations are put in place as soon as possible.

Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines

The College recognizes the value and importance of a safe and orderly learning environment that supports honesty, integrity, and ethical conduct. The Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines ensure the protection of student rights and the health and safety of the College community.  The College has established procedures for reporting and addressing alleged violations.                 

Students must follow the Student Code of Conduct and the General Rules and Guidelines. Also, the instructor may establish reasonable guidelines within the classroom. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines may be reported to the Office of Student Compliance.

Enrollment Verification

Instructors will verify participation in a course by the 8th day after the start date of sections less than 8 weeks long, and by the 15th day after the start date of sections 8 weeks or longer. Students who have not participated will be dropped from the course and may be responsible for any non-refundable fees.

Academic Success Coaches (ASC)

Student success is our first goal.  Our Academic Success Coaches mentor students to help them meet their educational, personal and career goals.  Faculty or staff may refer you to an ASC for help if you are not doing well in a class. Please watch your LCC email for a referral.

We also suggest you contact an ASC on your own if you need help or advice to reach your goals.  

To contact an ASC, call (517) 483-1422, email [email protected], or visit the Academic Success Coaching Team website for more information.

Nondiscrimination Statement

LCC provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

All students, employees and visitors have a part to play in keeping LCC safe.  Anyone who enters campus must follow the safety measures outlined on the Keeping LCC Safe webpage. Reports of noncompliance with current work safety rules and public health orders will be sent to the Student Compliance Office for action.  Students with questions or concerns should email [email protected].

Media Release Statement

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College Catalog

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