CAD 111 : Mechanical Design with Solidworks

This course utilizes the latest PC-based associative, parametric solid modeling software (SolidWorks) to produce three-dimensional models of mechanical objects and assemblies. Topics include sketching a part feature, providing dimensions and constraints to tie the features together, converting a sketch into a solid object, and creating and editing full assemblies. Working drawings are created from the part design, including a variety of views and dimension styles. The course continually emphasizes mechanical design principles using the CAD system. In addition, students learn the integration of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) with CAD to enhance the understanding of the design to manufacturing process. Prerequisite: CAD 101 is recommended. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. NOTE: Utilizes Windows based software only.
  1. Utilize Solidworks parametric solid modeling software to demonstrate various parametric modeling functions and assembly mating features.
  2. Create detail drawings following current engineering standards ANSI Y14.1 utilizing standard, detail and sectional views.
  3. Construct various student templates with standard view, completed title and revision blocks for various paper sizes.
4. Research various mechanical processes, terminology, and products for utilization in mechanical models and assemblies.