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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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DFAB 105 - SOLIDWORKS Introduction

Number of Credits: 3
Use SOLIDWORKS computer-aided design software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies. Apply the key functions of the program in the development of solid models for both design and analysis. Begin preparation for a series of Certified SOLIDWORKS exams. Pre or co-requisite: MATH-111 or MATH-124/130. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Completion of DFAB-101 is strongly recommended. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.  (Fall & Spring Only) Two hours lecture each week. Two hours laboratory each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 . Completion of DFAB 101  is strongly recommended.
Pre-/Co-requisite(s): MATH 111  or MATH 124  /MATH-130

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Create 3D parts from 2D sketch geometry, relations, states, and various features. (PG1, PG5; GE2, GE4) 
2. Account for future model behaviors and changes in design intent. (PG1, PG5; GE2, GE4) 
3. Master key characteristics of a feature-based, parametric solid modeler. (PG1, PG5; GE2, GE4) 
4. Associate the model, its drawing, and parts and assemblies to create advanced 3D-based 2D drawings. (PG1, PG5; GE2, GE4)  
5. Evaluate projects with SOLIDWORKS tools to check for static/dynamic interference, draft angle, clearances and mass properties. (PG1, PG5; GE2, GE4) 
6. Diagnose and repair various problems in a part or sketch geometry. (PG1, PG5; GE2, GE4)  
7. Convert abstract concepts into original design solutions. (PG1, PG4, PG5, GE2, GE4, GE5) 
8. Communicate the design, effectiveness, functionality, and innovation of their original design concepts. (PG3, PG4, GE1, GE2, GE4) 
9. Assess the design, effectiveness, functionality, and innovation of artifacts created by others. (PG3, GE1, GE2, GE4) 
10. Design functional prototypes that apply design principles meeting specific human factors and form/function criteria. (PG1, PG5, GE2, GE5)

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