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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2015

I. Catalog Information

DMT 60A
SolidWorks (Beginning)
4 Unit(s)
DMT 60B4 Unit(s)
DMT 60C4 Unit(s)
DMT 60D4 Unit(s)
DMT 60E4 Unit(s)


 

Formerly: (DMT 60A was formerly CDI 60.)

Requisites: Advisory: EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200), or ESL 261, 262 and 263.

Hours: Lec Hrs: 24.00
Lab Hrs: 72.00
Out of Class Hrs: 48.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 144.00

Description: Fundamentals of computer-aided design and drafting using SolidWorks software. Application of SolidWorks in creating manufacturing models (parts, assemblies and drawings).


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

• Student Learning Outcome: Create an entry-level Document Package which includes (as assigned) Solid Parts, Assemblies, and Basic Drawings for Parts and Assemblies, using SolidWorks.


II. Course Objectives

A.Learn the basic menu structure and graphical user interface used within SolidWorks.
B.Achieve competency in creation of basic sketches.
C.Apply dimensions and constraints to sketches.
D.Learn basic techniques for creating “Sketched Features”.
E.Learn basic techniques for creating “Reference Features”.
F.Create and modify solid parts.
G.Create and modify solid assemblies.
H.Create and modify basic Engineering Drawings (derived from Solid Model).

III. Essential Student Materials

  None

IV. Essential College Facilities

 CAD computer laboratory

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Learn the basic menu structure and graphical user interface used within SolidWorks.
1.Demonstrate use of SolidWorks toolbars and menu.
2.Create a new file, save a newly created or edited file, and open an existing file.
B.Achieve competency in creation of basic sketches.
1.Learn basic sketch tools through simple exercises.
2.Define specific terms, such as Sketch Planes & Datum Features.
3.Create simple geometry using basic sketch tools.
C.Apply dimensions and constraints to sketches.
1.Apply dimensions and logical constraints to basic geometry.
2.Modify and/or delete sketch dimensions and constraints.
D.Learn basic techniques for creating “Sketched Features”.
1.Create Extruded and Revolved features.
2.Create so-called “Sweep” and “Loft” features.
E.Learn basic techniques for creating “Reference Features”.
1.Create Hole Features and Shell Features.
2.Create Fillet and Chamfer Features.
F.Create and modify solid parts.
1.Add overall dimensions and geometric relationships.
2.Edit and/or delete overall dimensions and geometric relationships.
G.Create and modify solid assemblies.
1.Add 3D components to an existing assembly.
2.Delete existing 3D components from an assembly.
3.Add, delete, or modify geometric mate constraints within an existing assembly.
H.Create and modify basic Engineering Drawings (derived from Solid Model).
1.Create standard orthographic drawing layout for detailed drawings.
2.Create section views and auxiliary views.
3.Create assembly drawings using exploded views, item balloons, and parts lists.

VI. Assignments

A.20 on-line video lectures, viewed as assigned during the course.
B.40 CAD projects demonstrating progressive mastery of SolidWorks
C.Reading from text (75% by page count) is required.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion of assigned reading
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Quiz and examination review performed in class
Homework and extended projects

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Accuracy and Completeness of assigned CAD projects.
B.Mid-term Examination covering assigned video lectures, textbook reading, & basic CAD projects.Exam will be evaluated on completeness of solid modeling requirements.
C.Final Examination evaluating student’s comprehensive understanding of basic SolidWorks CAD modeling by means of accuracy and completeness of solid models.

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Planchard & Planchard, "Engineering Design With SolidWorks." SDC, 2013.
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.None

X. Lab Topics

A.Toolbars and menu
B.Basic sketching
C.Creating features
D.Solid parts and assemblies