SWK952 - Solid Works Intermediate

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Last revision date 2017-09-11 12:12:27.892
Last review date 2017-09-11 12:12:27.893

Subject Title
Solid Works Intermediate

Subject Description
This online course is an intermediate mechanical design course that includes; part modeling, assembly Sheetmetal and Weldment generation. The focus of this training course is on the process and procedures used to complete a particular task and includes hands-on practice. Emphasis is on the efficient use of SolidWorks software when generating design models and builds on the SolidWorks - Introduction course.

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. Create advanced geometry in SolidWorks using Multi Body modelling.
  2. Identify and repair errors in sketches.
  3. Create, modify and edit Equations in SolidWorks.
  4. Create, modify and edit Sheetmetal parts using Base Flange, Edge Flange, Jog and Flatten.
  5. Create, modify and edit Weldment parts using Structural Member, Gussets, Weld Tables and Cutlist.
  6. Create, modify and edit Assemblies and Sub-Assemblies using advanced mate types (Bottom-up Design).
  7. Create, modify and edit Parts in the context of Assemblies (Top Down Design).
  8. Create Parts using Surfacing tools.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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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.

SWK951- Solid Works – Introduction

Topic Outline
1.0 Multi Body Parts

1.1 Create Multi Body Part
1.1.1 Insert Sketch Picture
1.2 Edit Multi Body Parts using:
1.2.3 Feature Scope
11.2.2 Merge Bodies.2.1 Hide/Show Body
1.2.4 Delete Body
1.2.5 Body Pattern
1.2.6 Combine Bodies
1.2.7 Add Bodies
1.2.8 Subtract Bodies
1.2.9 Common Bodies
1.2.10 Bodies to Keep

2.0 Part Editing
2.1 Use Contour Selection
2.1.2 Select Contour Selection
2.1.3 Use Shared Sketch
2.2 Edit Part Tools
2.2.1 Edit Start From: Condition
2.2.2 Use "What's Wrong"
2.2.3 Use Parent/Child Relations
2.2.4 Edit Sketch on right click
2.2.5 Remove Dangling Relations
2.2.6 Delete Absorbed Features
2.2.7 Investigate Sketch Relations
2.2.8 Edit Over Defined Sketch
2.2.9 Use Not Solved Sketch
2.2.10 Use SketchXpert
2.3 View Sketch Relations
3.0 Equations
3.1 Create Equations by:
3.1.1 Link Values
3.1.2 Rename Dimensions
3.1.3 Add Equations to Feature Tree
3.2 Edit Equation by:
3.2.1 Edit Equations
3.2.2 Delete Equations
4.0 Top Down Design Assembly Design
4.1 Create Top Down Design Part
4.1.1 Create New Part
4.1.2 Edit in Context
4.2 Use Assembly Transparency
4.3 Save a Top Down Design Part
4.3.1 Create Internal Part
4.3.2 Create External Part
4.4 Edit Assembly
4.4.1 Edit External References
4.5 List External References
5.0 Sheetmetal Design
5.1 Work with Sheetmetal design
5.1.1 Use Sheetmetal Thickness
5.1.3 Use Bend Allowance
5.1.2 Use Bend Radius
5.1.4 Use Bend Deduction
5.1.5 Edit K-Factor
5.1.6 Use Auto Relief
5.2 Create A Sheetmetal Part
5.2.1 Create Flat Pattern
5.2.2 Create Base Flange
5.2.3 Use Forming Tools
5.2.4 Use Convert to Sheetmetal
5.2.5 Modify Sketch
5.2.6 Use Link to Thickness
5.2.7 Use Normal Cut
5.2.8 Create Vent Feature
5.2.9 Create Miter Flange

5.3 Edit A Sheetmetal Part
5.3.1 Use Unfold/Fold Bend
5.3.2 Create Edge Flange
5.3.3 Create Break Corners
5.3.4 Create Jog Bend
5.3.5 Use Closed Corners
5.4 Create Flat Pattern Drawing
5.5 Use Selection Filters
5.6 Create Feature Driven Pattern
5.7 Create Forming Tools
5.8 Build Library Features
5.9 Edit Library Parts
5.10 Use Mate Reference

6.0 Create a 3D Sketch
6.1 Use Inset 3D Sketch
6.2 Use 3D Sketch Relations

7.0 Weldment Design
7.1 Work with Weldments environment
7.2 Create a Weldment
7.2.1 Use 3D Sketch Review
7.2.2 Create Weldment Features
7.2.3 Create Structural Member
7.3 Create Cut List
7.4 Edit Corner Treatment
7.4.1 Use Trim/Extend
7.5 Edit Structural Member Profile
7.5.1 Use Locate Profile
7.5.2 Edit Rotate Profile
7.6 Create Gusset
7.7 Create End Cap
7.8 Create Weld Beads
7.9 Create Weldment Drawings
7.10 Create Cut List Table
7.11 Create Weld Table

8.0 Surface Modeling Design
8.1 Create a Surfacing Features
8.1.1 Create Extrude Surface
8.1.2 Create Revolved Surface
8.1.3 Create Lofted Surface
8.1.4 Create Planar Surface
8.1.5 Create Filled Surface
8.1.6 Create Extend Surface
8.2 Edit a Surface Feature
8.2.1 Edit Direction of Extrusion
8.2.2 Extrude with Draft
8.2.3 Use Trim Surface
8.2.4 Use Mutual Trim
8.2.5 Create Sweep Cut
8.3 Convert a Surface to a Solid body
8.3.1 Use Knit Surface
8.3.2 Use Thicken

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 II. Schroff Development Corp (SDC).  ISBN:  9781630570644

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%
Project 1 20%
Project 2 20%
Project 3 20%


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