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ECAD 2053 - Introduction to SolidWorks

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 4
Course Description: Students will use SolidWorks software to sketch, create, edit, and dimension 3D solid models, as well as create 2D drawings from these models. Assembly modeling and 2D & 3D printing are also covered. A hands-on approach is used in this class in an effort to build a foundation for continued training and self-instruction.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECAD 1070  or ENGR 1020  or instructor consent. Previous experience with drawings in your chosen field or completion of ECAD 1020 , and assessment score placement in MATH 0070  or MATH 1015  or completion of MATH 0030  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Assembly drawings
  2. Associative Functionality
  3. Auxiliary and section views
  4. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts
  5. Dimensioning and Notes
  6. Geometric construction tools
  7. Multi-view drawings
  8. Overview of solid modeling
  9. Part Drawing
  10. SolidWorks Feature Design Tree
  11. SolidWorks user interface
  12. Templates and plotting

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. create orthographic drawings from 3D models.
  2. create intermediate 3D solid models.
  3. analyze various properties of 3D models.
  4. explain feature-based parametric solid modeling.
  5. modify models.
  6. explain softwares user interface.
  7. create simple 3D solid models.
  8. compare 2D vs. 3D design process.
  9. manipulate 3D solid models using basic SolidWorks tools.
  10. describe 3D coordinate systems and depth concept.
  11. compare 3D model types.
  12. analyze advanced theory and analysis.
  13. add dimensions and notations to drawings.
  14. create assembly drawing with a Bill of Materials.
  15. create assembly models.
  16. create section and auxiliary views.
  17. plot drawings in 2D and one in 3D.

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