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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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CAD 142 - Introduction to Parametric Modeling: SolidWorks

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Beginning level parametric modeling mechanical concepts, techniques, and problems using SolidWorks software. Includes parametric modeling, working drawings and assemblies.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Communicate the fundamentals of the SolidWorks environment.
  2. Construct parametric part models using SolidWorks.
  3. Create parametric assembly models.
  4. Create detailed design documentation for parts and assemblies.

  1. SolidWorks Environment and Introduction to Parametric Modeling
    1. SolidWorks screen layout
    2. Mouse buttons
    3. Cancelling commands
    4. Units setup
    5. Viewing functions and tools
    6. Design tree
  2. Parametric Part Modeling Techniques
    1. Feature based parametric modeling
    2. Modeling strategy
    3. Creating sketches
    4. Creating geometric relationships
    5. Apply dimensions
    6. Create base feature
    7. Add extruded boss or cut features
    8. Parent and child relationships
    9. Introduce GD&T symbology
  3. Parametric Assembly Modeling Techniques
  1. Insert parts into assembly
  2. Create mate relationships
  3. Introduce motion studies

IV. Detail and Assembly Documentation

  1. Introduce first and third angle projection
  2. Create drawing Views: Standard, Auxiliary, Detail, and Sections
  3. Place dimensions and GD&T symbology
  4. Bill of Materials and Ballooning