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DFAB-105 - SOLIDWORKS Introduction
SOLIDWORKS Introduction acquaints students with the subject of solid modeling as a method of creating solid entities. Students will use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies. In addition, students will learn to use the key functions of the program in the development of full solid models in a simulated environment for both design and analysis. This course will provide preparation for the certified SOLIDWORKS associate (CSWA) and certified SOLIDWORKS professional (CSWP) exams. Pre or co-requisite: MATH-111 Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Completion of DFAB-101 is strongly recommended. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.
Academic Level:
Digital Fabrication
Digital Fabrication*
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
Objectives: 1. Create 3D parts from 2D sketch geometry, relations, state, and various features. (PG1,PG5) 2. Apply appropriate design intent by accounting for future model behaviors and changes. (PG1,PG5) 3. Demonstrate a mastery of the key characteristics of a feature-based, parametric solid modeler. (PG1,PG5) 4. Use the associativity between the model and its drawing in the creation of 2C 3D parts and assemblies. (PG1,PG5) 5. Evaluate their projects with SOLIDWORKS evaluation tools to check for static dynamic interference, draft angle, clearances and mass properties. (PG1,PG5) 6. Diagnose and repair various problems in a part or sketch geometry. (PG1,PG5) 7. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (PG1,PG4) 8. Communicate the design, effectiveness, functionality, and innovation of their original design concepts. (PG3,PG4) 9. Assess the design, effectiveness, funcationality, and innovation of artifacts created by others. (PG3) 10. Design functional prototypes that apply design principles that meet specific human factors and form function criteria. (PG1,PG5)
SOLIDWORKS Introduction
Course: DFAB-105 - SOLIDWORKS Introduction