Topic outline

  • General

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  • Welcome

    Welcome Week

    Course Objectives

    • Classroom rules & norms
    • Review of syllabus
  • Touring the Interface

    Touring the Interface

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Launch SolidWorks for the first Time
    • Access and Customize the Ribbon
    • Tour the shortcut bar and identify essential keys
    • Saving, renaming, and managing files
    • Work with the new view cube
  • Getting Started with 3D

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Understand the 3D World
    • Create your first Part
    • Understand Virtual, Parametric prototyping environments
    • Understand the FeatureManager and feature-based modeling
    • History-based modeling and the rollback bar
  • Basic Solid Modeling

    Basic Solid Modeling

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Starting a new sketch
    • The six steps used in almost all modeling features
    • The Line and Centerline Tools
    • Using the Circle Tool
    • Adding and removing relationships and dimensions
    • Understanding relationship types
    • System options, Units, and Templates
  • More Drawing Tools

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Drawing Rectangles
    • Creating arcs in a Sketch
    • Drawing splines in a sketch
    • Sketching Ploygons
  • Sketch Editing Tools

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Trimming and Extending Portions of a Sketch
    • Creating offset geometry
    • Moving, Copying, Rotating, and Scaling elements
    • Erasing, undoing, and redoing actions
    • using the mirror tools
    • Creating repeating patterns in a sketch
    • Using construction lines to build robust sketches
    • Applying fillets and chamfers to a sketch
    • Working with slots
    • Adding Text to parts
    • Using the Convert Entities Command
  • Reference Geometry

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Working with planes
    • Placing and using axes
    • Placing a coordinate system
  • Building 3D Geometry

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Extruding a sketch into a 3D Object
    • Using Revolve to create 3D Parts
    • Using Loft to create complex shapes
    • Refining a loft shape with guide curves
    • Using the sweep to create wire and pipe shapes
  • This topic

    Removing Material

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Modifying parts using the extruded cut tool
    • working with the revolved cut tool
    • using the lofted cut tool
    • cutting holes and grooves with the swept cut tool
  • Refining Geometry

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Using fillets and chamfers to smooth corners
    • creating repeating rectangular patterns
    • creating a circular pattern
    • mirroring objects
    • using the Shell and draft tools
    • scaling parts
  • Blocks

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Working with reusable sketches and blocks
    • creating blocks
    • designing with blocks
  • Assembly: Putting It All Together

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Understanding the tools for beginning a new assembly
    • The basic steps in creating an assembly
    • Mating parts together in an assembly
    • working with subassemblies
    • linear and circular assembly patterns
    • Downloading premade parts for the internet
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  • Advanced Mates - MID TERM

    Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

    • Mating parts with coincident, parallel, and distance mates
    • Mating parts with width mates
    • Mating parts with Path Mates
    • Mating parts by Aligning Planes
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