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Course Description

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Computer Aided Design - CAD 220

SolidWorks - 3D and 2D Applications

4 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This first level SolidWorks course will cover the basics of creating, editing and storing 3D models. The construction and constraining of assemblies will be covered as will the creation of detail and assembly drawings using the drafting package.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • CAD 120 or drafting knowledge/experience.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Create constrained sketches.
  • Create complex models using solid body operations.
  • Create complex models using independent bodies.
  • Utilize Boolean operations to merge bodies into final complex parts.
  • Create views of parts.
  • Apply dimensions and tolerances to the views of the parts.
  • Complete title blocks.
  • Print/plot drawing files.
  • Select various printers, paper size and plotting formats.
  • Save files in compressed and non-compressed formats.
  • Insert parts into assembly files.
  • Constrain parts to each other and to the coordinate systems within the assembly packages.
  • Create exploded assembly drawings.
  • Check assemblies for clearance and interferences.
  • Create Bill of Materials tables for assembly drawings.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 220544258SolidWorks 3D & 2DMEC4Hiselman R15/24/0Open$72.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MEC130

Winter; 2022; COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 220514258SolidWorks 3D & 2DMEC4Hiselman R24/24/0Open$72.00W  05:30 PM-09:24 PM MEC125

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday