Creating a CAD Cake



Using Autodesk Inventor students will transfer a 2-D hand sketched design of a 3 layer cake into a three dimensional (3D) model on a computer.

Lesson Time

2 periods
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (3)
Next Generation Science Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to perform the design process when designing their cake on Inventor.
  • Students will be able to use all skills learned (basic and advanced) on Inventor to construct a 3-D model from a 2-D sketch..
  • Students will be able to evaluate their 3-D model and make modifications or redesign to improve the model.

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