CADD1520 SolidWorks Foundations

Course Description

This course delivers an introduction to Solidworks parametric modeling software. Students construct basic models, basic mechanical designs, multi-view drawings and assembly models. A solid model is more than simply a drawing of an engineered component, it is a true virtual representation of the component, which can be manipulated, combined with other components into assemblies and used to drive the production of the components and the final assembly. A hands-on, exercise intense approach to the parametric modeling techniques and concepts will be taken. The course will establish a basis for exploring the parametric modeling process and growing in the field of Mechanical Design.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the startup of the software and the setup for a new model/drawing to be created.
  • Utilize the 2D sketching functions of the software.
  • Construct solid model geometry/features from 2D sketches.
  • Create placed features on a model.
  • Demonstrate the ability to modify features and 2D sketches.
  • Produce 2D multi-view drawings from models.
  • Create an assembly and establish the assembly relationships between the parts.
  • Apply dimensions notes and text on drawings.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other