Course code MašZ4061

Credit points 2

SolidWorks for Design

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation16.01.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics

Course developer

author Mehānikas institūts

Imants Nulle

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students learn objects modelling principles of complex shapes. Learn conceptual design of product in a 3D environment and visualization capabilities. Developing technical documentation (drawings, specifications, test results) of project. Knows possibilities of 3D model strength simulation. Practically works with a specialized CAD system SolidWorks. Gains insight 3D printing technologies.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge – students understand modelling principles of components of complex surfaces, and assembly digital prototypes. Knows how to design plastic parts. Able to perform graphical analysis and presentation of objects (sketching ideas, performing drawings and 3D visualization of objects).
• Skills - can create models of products, perform drawings of parts and assemblies in accordance with the requirements of LVS. Is able to make motion analyse of the mechanisms and the strength analyse of the components. Can visualize product, collections or series in form of drawings and 3D prototypes. Use advanced design technologies – for general purpose and specialized automated design systems.
• Competence – ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in practical work and studies to develop different design projects. Able to analyse the results of product design, as well as to make necessary adjustments.

Compulsory reading

1. Čukurs J., Nulle I., Dobelis M. Inženiergrafika. (Tēlotājas ģeometrijas pamati, projekciju rasēšana. Konstruktoru dokumentācija. Datorizētās projektēšanas pamati.). Jelgava: LLU Tehniskā fakultāte, 2008. 416 lpp.
2. Tickoo S. SolidWorks 2015 for designers. Schererville: CADCIM Technologies, 2015. 1066 p.
3. Kurowski P. Engineering Analysis with SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015. SDC Publications, 2015 508 p.
4. Howard W, Musto J. Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SolidWorks. 2015 McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. 11 edition. 448 p. ISBN-10: 1259542114.

Further reading

1. Nulle I. SolidWorks dizainam. Metodiskie materiāli E-studijām TF studiju programmas Mašīnu projektēšana un ražošana un Dizains un amatniecība studiju kursa SolidWorks dizainam apguvei. 2018. 37 lpp.