Sep 18, 2020
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.
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.
- Assembly drawings
- Associative Functionality
- Auxiliary and section views
- Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts
- Dimensioning and Notes
- Geometric construction tools
- Multi-view drawings
- Overview of solid modeling
- Part Drawing
- SolidWorks Feature Design Tree
- SolidWorks user interface
- Templates and plotting
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- create orthographic drawings from 3D models.
- create intermediate 3D solid models.
- analyze various properties of 3D models.
- explain feature-based parametric solid modeling.
- modify models.
- explain softwares user interface.
- create simple 3D solid models.
- compare 2D vs. 3D design process.
- manipulate 3D solid models using basic SolidWorks tools.
- describe 3D coordinate systems and depth concept.
- compare 3D model types.
- analyze advanced theory and analysis.
- add dimensions and notations to drawings.
- create assembly drawing with a Bill of Materials.
- create assembly models.
- create section and auxiliary views.
- plot drawings in 2D and one in 3D.
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