Solidworks Design

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SMS Code EE402001 Level 4 Credits 9 Total Hours 70 Contact Hours 40 Work Experience Hours Nil Self Directed Hours 30 NQF Units/Other Components contained are: Nil

Aims The general aim of this paper is to develop students’ understanding of the characteristics and properties of common engineering materials and to select these materials for specific engineering applications.

Learning Outcomes At the completion of the course, students will be able to: • Create models of parts requiring extruded, cut or revolved features • Edit features on a part by mirroring or creating patterns • Create simple assemblies and sub assemblies of parts • Produce a photo realistic render

Content • Solid Modelling Design intent • Characteristics of feature based Solid Modellers • User Interface • Sketching and part modelling of simple parts • Linking dimension values • Extruded and revolved features • Mirroring features and creating feature patterns • Shells and thin walled features • Bottom up assembly modelling • Inserting component • Mating relationships • Sub assemblies • Simple exploded views • Drawing templates • Create standard, named, section, detail, broken and auxiliary views • DimensioningPhoto realistic rendering • Building complex solid models - Email: allows computing students to send specific filtered information to clients which will allow the client to only access selected information; - Photoworks: allows students to add colour, texture and surface roughness to the model; - Mold base: allows the student to produce a mold with a split line and draft ready to be enetered into CAM (Computer Aided Machines) and an actual model produced; - Animator: teaching the students to move solid objects with reference to each other and collision points ascertained; - Toolbox: allows students to access a library of common components; - FEA (Finite Element Analysis): allows students to break the structure into separate nodes and decipher the stress and strain at key positions along that structure.

Learning/Teaching Methods Lecturers will use a range of teaching and learning methods with a strong focus on activities. See section 5.8.2 for further details.

Assessment The types of assessment to be used in this course will include: • Practical assignments and exercises This course requires students to complete projects. These projects are designed to test the student’s ability to conceive, design and implement mechanical/electrical engineering components, systems or processes.

Design Project 50% Assignments 50%

Attendance Requirements 90%

Completion requirements To complete this course, students must meet the attendance requirement and achieve an aggregate of C- or higher for the course.

Literature References for Curriculum Development N/A Student Reading List Students will be provided with handouts and reference material during class.