Student Resources:

To download your one year student copy of the SolidWorks Student Design Kit go to the following link:  The code is: 92010NTP.  If you have any problems, contact the school's SolidWorks VAR, Andrew Hill at Northwest Technical Products, Phone: 360-876-6586, Website:

Below are helpful hints and links to various resources that may be helpful to the class:

Below are links to various SolidWorks informational and demonstrative websites and similar online resources: The following is a list of parts available for your assignments: The following are links explaining the first and third angle projections: The following is a list of Websites for use in your Threaded Fastener assignment: The following is a list of Websites and resources for use in your Gear Design assignment: The following is a list of Websites and resources for use in your Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) assignments:
Drawing Guidance: 

The following are tips on getting a decent grade on your drawings for your design assignments.

  • The premise here is to make your drawings as neat and as readable as possible eliminating errors and ambiguity. 
    • Remember, in the real world, mistakes and ambiguity cost time and money.
      • In this class these mistakes will impact your grade.
    • Always present your best work, fix your own mistakes!
      • Double check your work before giving it to others. 
        • Check it on screen first
          • If any errors are found correct them before printing
        • Check the printed copy second
          • If any errors are found make the corrections then reprint.
      • If I find these mistakes and mark up your work, it will affect your grade.

Generalized Grading Criteria for Drawings:

The list below may be modified as the quarter progresses:

    • Center your drawing views in the drawing area so that it fills the page without over crowding or leaving excess space.
      • Try to provide equal spacing between your drawing views and the top and bottom of the page as well as from the left and right.
        • This includes drawn objects as well as notes and dimensions.
        • The spacing from the drawing views and the border of the drawing should be about the same as the between each of the drawings views both horizontally and vertically.
    • Dimension your drawing views according to conventional standards
      • Move dimensions around to avoid "crowding"
      • Dimensions referencing the same feature such as a linear pattern, should be grouped together.
      • Include the word "TYPICAL" following dimensions that apply to similar items in the same view such as similar sized holes, fillets, chamfers or row and column offsets.
      • The isometric view should have no dimensions in it. 
    • Properly fill in your title block, with CAPITALS only.
    • Provide an appropriate sheet scale (a scale that applies to every view in your drawing):
      • Use standard scales such as
        • Metric: 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10 and similar multiples.
        • SAE: 1:1, 1:2 (6" = 1'-0"), 1:4 (3" = 1'-0"), 1:6 (2" = 1'-0"), 1:8 (1-1/2" = 1'-0"), 1:12 (1" = 1'-0"), 1:16 (3/4" = 1'-0") and similar multiples of 2,4 and 8.
        • Automatic scales added by SolidWorks may include 1:3, 1:7. 1.5:1 and other non traditional scales need to be modified to standard scales.
      • Label each view with its own scale if it is different from the sheet scale.
      • The isometric view should have no scale label on it.
    • Provide a proper View Title, in CAPITALS with UNDERLINED TEXT.
      • Position the View Title centered under the drawing view.
      • The View Title should have the following information answered in the following order top to bottom, what is it? what view is it? what scale is it (if different from the sheet scale)? and any note references that apply to that view. 
      • Label each view with its own scale if it is different from the sheet scale.
    Avoid duplicate or redundant information, this leads to ambiguity.
Printing Procedures:

The following are procedures on using the printers in the CAD Lab.

    More information will follow.

All work re-submitted for re-grading must include the markup (graded sheet from the previous evaluation) either present at the evaluation or placed in the Box.  Without the markup, resubmitted work will not be considered for re-grading.  If dropped in the Box the deadline is Friday at 5pm.
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