Course Content and Outcome Guide for DRF 270
- Course Number:
- DRF 270
- Course Title:
- SolidWorks Fundamentals
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Course DescriptionIntroduces SolidWorks software as a 3-D design tool. Covers creation, retrieval and modification of 3-D and layout drawings using basic SolidWorks commands. Includes skills needed to create parametric models of parts and assemblies; generate dimensioned layouts; and Bill of Materials of those parts and assemblies. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
The course is designed to be a process or task based approach to learning the individual features and functions of SolidWorks, thereby emphasizing processes and procedures for completion of any task. By building actual parts and assemblies, the student should learn the necessary commands, options and menus in the the context of completing a design task.
Students attending this course are expected to have some experience with computers and the WindowsTM operating system. Some knowledge of the principles of mechanical drafting or design is helpful.
Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department. Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests. Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office of Students with Disabilities.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be presented by means of short lecture/discussion sessions and laboratory projects. Individualized instruction will be provided while the student is working on assigned projects. Open laboratory time will be made available, and may be necessary to complete the given tasks.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluation procedures and grading criteria will be discussed during the first class meeting.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Instructional Goals and Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in the course content guide. The course content guide is initially developed and subsequently reviewed by college wide subject area faculty, and approved by this institution's upper administration.
A. Outline of course, grading criteria, materials, and SolidWorks commands to be used.
B. Overview of the SolidWorks User Interface and suggested settings.
2.0 Basic Part Modeling and Terminology
3.0 Viewing, Extruding, Revolving, and Patterns
4.0 Sweep and Loft, Creating a Helix, Shell
5.0 Work Axis, Work Planes, Work Points, and Sketch Planes
6.0 Creating a Design Table, Thin-Walled Parts
7.0 Sheet Metal Features
8.0 Part Configurations, Assembly Configurations
9.0 Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling, Bill of Materials
10.0 Creating Drawing Views and Annotations
11.0 Problem-solving techniques
PROPOSED COURSE ENTRY FOR PCC COLLEGE CATALOG DRF 270 Beginning SolidWorks, 3 Cr. SolidWorks is a 3D feature based parametric modeler that creates complex 3D solid models. This class introduces SolidWorks software as a 3-D design tool. The class covers creation, retrieval and modification of 3-D and layout documents using basic SolidWorks commands. Includes skills needed to create parametric models of parts and assemblies, generate dimensioned layouts, and Bill of Materials of those parts and assemblies.