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IED 2.4

PLTW IED 2.4 Vocabulary Words and Terms to Know

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Accuracy 1. The condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; precision; exactness. 2. The degree of correctness of a quantity or expression.
Assembly A group of machine or handmade parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit.
Assembly Drawing A drawing that shows the various parts of an item when assembled.
Component A part or element of a larger whole.
Consensus General agreement.
Constraint 1. A limit to a design process. Constraints may be such things as appearance, funding, space, materials, and human capabilities. 2. A limitation or restriction.
Decision Matrix A tool for systematically ranking alternatives according to a set of criteria.
Design Brief A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. The design brief is used to encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution.
Design Process A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
Design Statement A part of design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
Designer A person who designs any of a variety of things. This usually implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways uses visual cues to organize his or her work.
Fluid Power Energy transmitted and controlled by means of a pressurized fluid, either liquid or gas. The term fluid power applies to both hydraulics and pneumatics.
Hydraulics A type of fluid power that uses pressurized liquid, for example, oil or water.
Marketing The promotion and selling of products or services.
Multiview Drawing Views of an object projected onto two or more orthographic planes.
Pneumatics A type of fluid power that uses compressed air or other neutral gases.
Problem Statement A part of design brief that clearly and concisely identifies a client’s or target consumer’s problem, need, or want.
Purpose The reason for which something is done or for which something exists.
Solid Modeling A type of 3D CAD modeling that represents the volume of an object, not just its lines and surfaces. This allows for analysis of the object’s mass properties.
Target Consumer A person or group for which product or service design efforts are intended.
Team A collection of individuals, each with his/her own expertise, brought together to benefit a common goal.
Created by: GoldenValley