Lecture    ED3020
An Undergraduate Module in Designing Medical Devices with Autodesk® Design Suites
Collapse Expand


Transformation of engineering education has been a recent concern in the education and industry communities, with a call to integrate "science" and "application" through design. With health topping today’s issues, design of medical devices has become a major candidate for design applications to be taught to engineering undergraduates. This class describes the preparation and the delivery of an education module where rigorous subjects such as kinematics and strength of materials are taught in the context of designing medical devices. Autodesk® ForceEffect™ and Autodesk® ForceEffect™ Motion software are used to introduce concepts such as force and moment, and Autodesk® Inventor® Professional software is used to develop, simulate, and manufacture the devices designed by the students. This class covers a general design concept, followed by a case study that details design of a tissue microarrayer. This approach, due to its contextual nature, is also applicable to industry training centers.


  • Define an engineering design workflow in the context of an application
  • Propose an undergraduate module or a training course in engineering design
  • Use Autodesk ForceEffect, Autodesk ForceEffect Motion, and Autodesk Inventor Professional to teach a design module
  • Use analytical toolboxes and creative toolboxes in the relevant Autodesk software products