SWK951 - Solid Works Introduction

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Last revision date 2017-12-12 12:04:06.449
Last review date 2017-12-12 12:04:06.451

Subject Title
Solid Works Introduction

Subject Description
This online course provides the student with an introduction on how to use SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This is a process based training course and emphasizes the process and procedures used to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, the student learns the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Mechanical Design Tools: Solidworks Recognition of Achievement

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the elements of the SolidWorks Interface according to stated requirements in order to manipulate the software.
  2. Create and modify parts of a model using sketched features and applied features according to the design intent.
  3. Create and modify basic drawings of SolidWorks parts and assemblies.
  4. Use mates to create and modify basic assemblies ensuring realistic simulation of assembly
  5. Use toolbox to place fastening components according to the design intent.
  6. Use eDrawings viewer for design communications with stakeholders, to review files exported from SolidWorks.
  7. Use revolve features to create turned models from profiles.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
1.0 SolidWorks Files and Sketches Management

1.1 Use the SolidWorks User Interface to create a new file from a template.
1.2 Save, copy, cancel changes, undo and close files in SolidWorks
1.3 Identify SolidWorks toolsbars, command manager, task pane, standard menu, feature manager, design tree, context-sensitive menus, mouse gestures, and shortcut menus
1.4 Use SolidWorks search for online help and commands
1.5 Create, edit and delete sketches, relations and smart dimensions.

2.0 Basic Parts Creation and Editing
2.1 Create a new SolidWorks part from a template.
2.2 Create sketch entities using lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, and sketch tools
2.3 Constrain sketch entities using relations and smart dimensions.
2.4 Create a base feature using the extrude command.
2.5 Modify the base feature by using insert sketch, extrude boss, and extrude cut.

3.0 Machined or Turned Parts Creation and Editing
3.1 Create a base feature using the revolve command.
3.2 Modify a body using revolved cuts, shell and patterns
3.3 Identify feature types from icons in feature tree
3.4 Identify user interface feedback icons
3.5 Create, modify and delete mirror, linear, circular, curve driven, fill, and table driven patterns

4.0 Intermediate Parts Creation and Editiing
4.1 Create, modify and delete swept and lofted features
4.2 Create part with helical shape using curves and sweeps
4.3 Identify differences between features and lofts
4.4 Create part by wrapping planar sketch around cylindrical face

5.0 Drawings Creation and Editing
5.1 Create drawing views using model view, projected view, section view, and detail view.
5.2 Annotate drawing views with smart dimensions, model items, ordinate dimensions and notes
5.3 Edit existing notes and create parametric links to model
5.4 Modify existing views with broken out section view.
5.5 Create e-Drawing by exporting completed drawing

6.0 Assemblies Creation and Editing
6.1 Create a new assembly file from a template
6.2 Add files to an assembly using insert components, design library, open documents, toolbox, and Windows Explorer
6.3 Create mates to constrain component positions and motion
6.4 Modify existing assembly by adding exploded view.
6.5 Evaluate assembly using interference check
6.6 Create assembly drawing, add bill of materials and balloons.

Mode of Instruction
This course is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities

Prescribed Texts
Alejandro Reyes. Beginners Guide To SolidWorks 2017 - Level I. Schroff Development Corp (SDC).  ISBN 9781630570637

Reference Material
SolidWorks Tutorials

Required Supplies
SolidWorks 2017 - Can be purchased at https://www.solidworks.com/sw/education/buy-student-edition-software.htm

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
    • writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
    • spelling and punctuation are correct
    • sentences are structured correctly
    • main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
    • work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
    • work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
    • up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:  http://library.senecacollege.ca

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Assignments  40%
Mid-Term Project 30%
Final Project    30%

Approved by: Sharon Estok