SolidWorks® is the industry standard in parametric solid modeling software. The **Certified SolidWorks Associate exam is an industry recognized credential (IRC) that identifies job-ready skills and aptitudes for almost all mechanical engineering and manufacturing fields. This course will take learners from novice to advanced levels in parametric solid modeling (PSM) techniques including solid lofting, revolve, sweep and extrude as well as surface modeling. Content delivery methods will include lecture and demonstration, exercises, text-driven tutorials and challenge projects. Preparation for the **Certified SolidWorks Associate exam, as well as free access to the exam, will be included as part of this course. This course will also cover the proper generation of individual parts as well as multi-piece assemblies; complex surfaces; sheet metal parts; stress analysis and other advanced modeling techniques as time permits. A strong emphasis will be placed on the creation of ANSI and ISO standard Working Drawings and Exploded Assembly Drawings. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD &T –ASME 14.5 – 2009) techniques and standards will also be covered.
Students are required to purchase the following textbook:
Solidworks 2014 Part I – Basic Tools by Paul Tran; Publisher: SDC Publications, 2014 (ISBN # 978-1585038534)
It is recommended that students purchase the following textbook for this class:
Solidworks 2014 Part II – Advanced Techniques by Paul Tran; Publisher: SDC Publications, 2014 (ISBN# 978-1585038541)
The following resources are optional purchases for students who enroll in this class:
Official Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Examination Guide by David C. Planchard & Marie P. Planchard; Publisher: SDC Publications, 2014 (ISBN # 978-1585036585)
The Ultimate GD&T Pocket Guide – Second Edition by Alex Krulikowski; Effective Training Inc., 2009 (ASIN # B009YMFOOM)
Please note: It is strongly recommended that students download and install the student version of SolidWorks 2014. ($129.00) This software is available directly from SolidWorks.com and the license is good for one year. It is expected that students will commit at least 2 hours of home study/practice in SolidWorks for every one hour class time.
Due to the independent, self-paced learning style of this course, beginner and intermediate CAD and solid modelers are encouraged to take this class. Earning the CSWA certification is NOT a course requirement.