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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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ECAD 2075 - Advanced SolidWorks

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers advanced concepts, tools, and features of the SolidWorks software. Topics include 3D Sketching, Composite Curves, advanced Sweep and Loft, Surface modeling, Sheet Metal and Weldments, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Simulation, Mold Tools, Top-Down Assemblies, and SolidWorks Certification preparation. The hands-on nature of this course builds the foundation for continued training, self-instruction, and future certifications.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECAD 2053  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Major Content

  1. 3D solid modeling techniques
  2. Design methodologies
  3. Sheetmetal
  4. Vendor part libraries
  5. Import and export various types of files
  6. Complex sections
  7. Complex parts
  8. Advanced features
  9. Build assemblies
  10. Produce finished drawings
  11. FEA using Simulation
  12. Certification Exams

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

  1. explain 3D solid modeling techniques.

  2. utilize vendor part libraries.

  3. import and export various types of files.

  4. create models using advanced “Sweep”.

  5. create models using advanced “Loft” commands.

  6. create complex parts using other commands.

  7. create complex assemblies.

  8. analyze results of FEA using Simulation.

  9. create Sheet Metal models and drawings.

  10. compare bottom-up assembly to top-down assembly.

  11. prepare for SolidWorks certification.

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