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2021-2022 Catalog 
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CAD 133 - Introduction to Solidworks

Credits: 5
Introduces 3-D CAD model creation using a feature-based, parametric solid modeling design program. Course covers base, boss and cut feature creation using extruded, revolved, simple swept or simple lifted shapes; sketching techniques for capturing design intent using automatic or user-defined geometric and dimensional constraints; building assemblies from created parts; detail and assembly drawings creation and bill of material insertion. Previously D T 113.

Enrollment Requirement: CAD 101  or instructor consent. Recommended: CAD 103  

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Create “feature based geometry” used in the mechanical design industry to create 3-D models that capture the designer’s intent for that feature.
  2. Demonstrate the use parametric dimensions and geometric controls allowing a change in the value of a feature dimension that will rebuild and reshape the model accordingly.
  3. Demonstrate the use of feature relations and mathematical equations to create related dimensions to other features within an object, within a part, or within an assembly between parts.
  4. Create and manipulate full associative within an entire assembly of parts.
  5. Create full drawing sets defining parts, assemblies and parts lists for a defined project.

Program Outcomes
  1. Identify, solve, and apply engineering principles and calculations relevant to a design project.
  2. Create accurate solid model computer files to output designs to 2-D documentation, 3-D printing, and CNC machines, using feature based solid modeling or Boolean based construction methods.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking -Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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