Advanced Parametric Modeling Using SolidWorks (CAD242)
3.0 Semester Hours
This course uses local and global parameters in the area of 3D parametric solid modeling with SolidWorks software. Students learn to control parts with design variables, 3D constraints, variable dimensions, table driven parts, mathematical operators and adaptive technology. Assembly constraints are placed on components that are linked to one another, and the overall engineering design process through the revision process is addressed. The effective use of global parameters in managed assemblies, control of the assembly, interference checking, design elements and documentation of the assembly is examined, and rapid prototyping design creation and engineering analysis of models are included. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 semester hours; 3 semester hours may apply to a degree or certificate.