Intro to SolidWorks; screen layout; main pull-down menu; Feature Manager Tree; view orientation; View and Display toolbars; Sketching toolbars; Sketching Planes; line colors; starting anew part; setting grids and units; using basic 2-D primitives; applying basic dimensions; extruding and revolving simple parts; printing a hardcopy.
Computer Graphics Lab 2
2-D Computer Sketching II
Review of all 2-D Sketch Entities; advanced sketching tools; sketch editing tools; linear and circular repeats; basic dimensioning; extruding and revolving simple parts.
Computer Graphics Lab 3
3-D Solid Modeling of Parts I
Adding Sketch Relations; 3-D Features toolbar; advanced extrusion and revolution operations; insert Reference Geometry; Mirror 3-D feature; create linear and circular 3-D patters; building 3-D Solid Parts.
Computer Graphics Lab 4
3-D Solid Modeling of Parts II
Creating advanced 3-D Features: Draft;, Shell, Dome, Loft, Sweep; advanced extrusion and revolution operations; building 3-D Solid Parts
Computer Graphics Lab 5
Assembly Modeling and Mating
Building multiple 3-D parts; color shading of parts in an Assembly; starting a new Assembly File; tiling the screen windows; Assembly toolbar; Drag and Drop parts into assembly; move and rotate component; mate parts with different Mate types; print Assembly file.
Computer Graphics Lab 6
Analysis and Design Modification I
Measure function; Mass Properties function; types of Mass Properties and applicable units; printing Mass Properties Report; design modification of a solid Model; setting up a Design Table; setting parameters for the Design Table; Configuration Manager; print Assembly file.
Computer Graphics Lab 7
Analysis and Design Modification II
Intro to Finite Element Analysis using COSMOS/Works; definition of FEA terms; building a solid model for an FEA Study; beginning an FEA Study; applying Loads and Constraints; creating a Mesh; Analyzing the model for Stress Distribution; printing the von Mises Stress Distribution; design modification of a solid model based on analysis results.
Computer Graphics Lab 8
Kinematics Animation and Rapid Prototyping
Intro to SolidWorks Animation Wizard; Animation toolbar; loading an Assembly file; exploding an Assembly; creating the animation; editing the animation; saving an .AVI file; intro to Rapid Prototyping; saving an .STL file; sample solid models for rapid prototyping.
Computer Graphics Lab 9
Section Views in 3-D and 2-D
Viewing 3-D Section Views of a solid model; printing 3-D Section Views; inserting a Drawing Sheet; setting Drawing and Hatch Pattern options; projecting three orthographic views onto a Drawing Sheet; creating the Cutting Plane Line; making a 2-D Section View; completing a Section View Drawing; print Section View Drawing.
Computer Graphics Lab 10
Generating and Dimensioning Three-View Drawings
Inserting a Drawing Sheet; setting Drawing Sheet options; projecting three ortho- graphic views onto a Drawing Sheet; adding Centerlines and completing the Drawing Views; setting the Dimensioning Variables; dimensioning the drawing; adding Title Block and Annotations; print a drawing.