This course is designed to give students hands-on experience using SOLIDWORKS three-dimensional Parametric CAD software.  SOLIDWORKS is a mechanical design software that takes advantage of the familiar Microsoft Windows graphical user interface.  The students will use the software to create three-dimensional solid parts and assemblies.   The students will also create orthographic projections from the solid geometry.  Additive manufacturing may be presented in this course.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Utilize user interface
Create document templates
Create fully defined sketches
Create extruded features
Create revolved features
Use Hole Wizard
Apply engineering features (chamfers, rounds, shells, etc.)
Create assemblies
Create detail drawings
Create assembly drawings with bill of materials
Utilize datum features
Create sweep features
Create loft features
Employ bottom-up and top-down assembly methodology
Use sheet metal features
Create design tables
Capture design intent of a project

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Brooklyn Park Campus and Eden Prairie Campus:  952-995-1300

Credit Details