Solid Modeling and Design – S15

Solid Modeling and Design is a sophomore level design class which also introduces students to the basics of CAD through the SolidWorks program.

This course will involve an individual design project and design report. Although the final result will be a CAD model only, the documentation should be sufficient to build the actual design.

Office Hours: By appointment, please call (569-8071) to verify that I’m in my office.

Dr. Andrew Wright’s Lecture Notes


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MLK, January 19, University Closed

Dr. Wright goes to Florida, Feb. 1-4.  No class on Feb. 2.

Mid-term grades available circa TBD

Drop Date: Mar. 10

Spring Break, March 23-29, No classes, University Closed March 27

Last Day of Classes: May 4

Consultation Day: May 5

Final Exam, Friday May 8, 8-10, EIT 224
If Vmware is down, we will shift to ETAS 380.

Grades Due: TBD

Commencement: May 16

CAD Project Description

CAD Prep Video 1

CAD Prep Video 2

Reading, Homework, Lab
Week Assigned Reading Homework Lab
1/12 Ch. 1, 2, 3

  • Chapters 1 & 3 provide useful engineering that is good for any engineer to get started on.  However, we will not be lecturing or testing this material.
  • Chapter 2 contains information of general interest in drawings as well as information pertinent to hand-drawing of engineering drawings.  You do not need to worry about the hand-drawing information.
None Lab 1

1/19 None, MLK None Lab 2

1/26 None Homework #1. 3.9,3.10 Lab 3

2/2 None Lab 4. Equations and when to use them

2/9 Homework #2. Exercise 5.1 from the book.  Make a solid model & create an engineering drawing. Lab 5. Mechanisms

2/16 Chapter 10. Dimensioning Homework #3. Redo template including six things which are unique to your template relative to the default template (your name is 1).  Include graphics, notes, relocate items so that they appear in different locations. Lab 6. FEM Integration

2/23 Chapter 10. Dimensioning Homework #4. Exercise 4.55 (use a thickness of 20 mm) from the book.  Make a solid model & create an engineering drawing. Lab 7. Completing Suspension Motion Study

3/2 Chapter 11. Tolerancing Homework #5. Exercise 4.56 from the book.  Make a solid model & create an engineering drawing. Lab 8

3/9 Chapter 11. Tolerancing Graded Homework, Due date: Friday, April 3. Lab 9: Gear Motion Study

3/16 Chapter 11. Tolerancing Bearing Fit Problems: Design a shaft and hole for a locational fit for the following ball bearings: 6138K136138K66. Click link and go to “Product Detail” to get the tolerances. Start CAD Project

3/23 None, Spring Break
3/30 Chapter 12 a Graded Homework Assignment
4/6 Notes Fasteners CAD Project
4/13 Fasteners CAD Project
4/20 Notes Shaft Coupling CAD Project
4/27 a a CAD Project
5/4 a a CAD Project


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Assembly Drawings Assigned: 3/17/14, Due: 3/31/14

20T Gear Stock

60T Gear Stock

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