IET 265
Three-Dimensional Modeling (Using SolidWorks)
Spring Quarter 2012
Posting for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Final grades have been posted and can be checked on the Grade Sheet at the link below. 

The SolidWorks classes this quarter produced some incredible designs and I am proud of those that worked hard and demonstrated the extra effort.  These skills and work ethic will do you well in your career, in the years to come.  Contact me as you move on in your careers and let me know how you are doing.

Your Final and any other left over graded work will be available in the Box in front of my office (300H) all summer and up through the second week of class fall quarter.

Below is a slide show of you Final Projects click on the image below for a link to the Design gallery where you can images of your projects. 

21 students from the 2 classes are now Certified SolidWorks Associates and 6 got perfect scores!  Congratulations!  Check out the CSWA Hall of Fame.

The Revolved images have been added to the Gallery

The Classes (during the Final Project Presentations)

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Week 1:
 
In this section, for every week, there will be a listing of what is due for that week.  You will practice the assignments listed in this section to prepare for the In Class Evaluation (ICE) where you demonstrate the skills that you have learned.  ICE's are usually on the first class day of the week.  See the syllabus for assessment details.

Design Assignments due this week:

None this week but come to the first class of the week in Week 2 prepared for your "In Class Evaluation". See the Week 2 section below for details.

In this section there will be additional information on what should be read, practiced and produced before coming to class for the week.  Plus it may contain announcements relevant for that week's class.

Announcements:

You should have bought the following book from the Wildcat Shop, Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2011, Planchard and Planchard.  Make certain that you bought the 2011 version.
Engineering Design... (ED)

Available at the bookstore oooooooooooo
Student's Guide...
(SG)

Available on the Student Resources page

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Read and practice ahead:

Begin reading the engineering design book (ED) beginning with the introduction Then start with Project 1 designing the Plate following the steps involved.

Begin reading the student guide (SG) from the introduction through Lesson 1 then design the Box in Lesson 2 following the steps involved.
 

Class exercises and assignment details:

  • ED Book
    • Start the Plate in Lesson 1
    • Create the two part template files for both inches and millimeters per the book and class exercises
    • Demonstrate exercises 1.1d L-Bracket and 1.2e T-Section
    • The Sarrus Mechanism
Out of class exercises:
  • SG book, the Box in Lesson 2
  • ED book, the lessons from the class schedule
Instructional Videos: -

 
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Week 2:
 
Design Assignments due:

On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 1 in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

Read and practice ahead:

ED Project 1 on the Plate at least up to pages 67
SW a SolidWorks tutorial on creating the Pressure Plate.
View the video at the following link on creating the Junction Box.

Class exercises and assignment details:

In Class Evaluation (ICE) (3 items). Click here for your Week 2 ICE Grading Criteria, print this out, fill in the needed information, follow it during the evaluation, and hand it in at the end of the evaluation.  On the first day of class this week we will have an evaluation of the models completed so far from Week 1.  They include the part in the SG book Lesson 2 (name this the Box) and in the ED book the T-Section plus a mystery model to be completed in class.  The evaluation criteria will include:

Box (10pts)
  • Completeness with symmetry (2pts)
  • Fully defined sketches with dimensions, (4pts)
  • Extrude, Feature Fillet, Shell, Extrude Cut for hole (1pt each)
  • Extras and errors
  • T-Section (10pts)
  • Completeness with symmetry (1pt)
  • Correct starting plane (1pt)
  • Fully defined sketches with dimensions (2pts)
  • Save the file then resave it with the following name T-Section-New (1pt)
  • Change various dimensions to be announced (1pt each)
  • Extras and errors
  • Mystery part, to be announced during the ICE (10pts)
    Lecture Topics:
    More on the Sarrus Mechanism
  • Show how to assemble the assembly
  • Show some of the parts and how they are built
  • Show how to create a drawing
  • ED book, Project 1, the Plate
    Out of Class Exercises (information below supersedes information in the book)
    ED, Ex 1.14 
    • Decimal places to 3
    • Start on the Front Plane (symmetry)
      • Top Plane and Right Plane share model faces
    • Mid Plane direction on the extrusion
    • Material is an aluminum alloy
    • Rename your Features
    • Using the Evaluate tab on the Command Manager (see image below) determine the Center of Mass and Volume of your model.  Use the Options button to adjust your units to 3 spaces after the decimal.
      • To ensure that you are making your model correctly your units should match what you see in the image below.

     
    ED, Ex 1.16, make this in a similar manner as the previous example, use information in the book if not available below. 
    • Decimal places, typical in class for millimeters
    • Make top cut symmetric 
    • Material is an aluminum alloy
    • Use the Hole Wizard (through all) not the Extrude Cut for the hole
      • Hole is not symmetric on the face (use dimension in book)
    • Rename your Features
    The Switch Plate, additional information
    • Dimension as shown to a precision of 3 units after the decimal
    • Symmetry, use sketch relations and centerlines
    • Thickness, your choice
    • Shell the back so that the switch and screw hole penetrations are bossed for support
    • Embellish your design with chamfers, fillets and other items, maintain symmetry though

    The Door

    • Units in inches
    • Decimal places to 3
    • Start on the Front Plane, use the plane symmetry
    • Use dimensions as explained in the videos
    • At least 3 stylish, symmetric, repeating elements (panel cuts, panel bosses, chamfers, fillets, windows, door knobs and similar items
    • Door must be built in such a manner so when the basic door dimensions are changed the stylish features in the door change proportionally and without errors 
    • View the Instructional Videos in the section below




    Check the Class Schedule or the other class references for general information not included in the instructions above.

    Instructional Videos:

    Model Downloads:
    • Download an assembly of a wall/floor part with a rough door opening and a door frame.  Click here: 120407-Floor-door.zip

     
     
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    Week 3:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 2 in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Check Class Schedule and details below.

    Class exercises and assignment details:

    In Class Evaluation (ICE) (4 items). Your Week 3 ICE Grading Criteria will be available just before class; fill in the needed information, use it as a check list during the evaluation, and hand it in at the instructor's desk at the end of the evaluation.  On the first day of class this week we will have an evaluation of the models completed so far from Week 2.  A portion of the evaluation criteria will include:

    Junction Box (10pts)
    • Material to ?? (1pt)
    • Rename the base extrude to “Base Extrude”, apply a condition to provide symmetry (1pt)
    • Fully defined sketches with dimensions (2pts)
    • Modify the dimensions... (2pts)
    • Modify the hole locations... (1pt)
    • Determine the mass _______and center of gravity _______________________ to 3 units after decimal (4pts)
    • Extras and errors
    Switch Plate (10pts)
    • Material (1pt)
    • Correct starting plane (1pt)
    • Rename your features (2pts)
    • Fully defined and dimensions, precision to 3 units after the decimal (2pts)
    • Symmetry (2pts)
    • Shell the back so that the switch and screw hole penetrations are bossed for support (2pts)
    • Extras and errors
    Mystery part 1, announced during the ICE (20pts)

    Mystery part 2 called the Tie Block, to be modeled during the evaluation using features modeled from Week 2 and graded similar to the above criteria (20pts)

    Out of Class Exercises (information below supersedes information in the book)
      SW, The Pressure Plate and Pressure Vessel, make the following modifications and models
       
    • Pressure Plate
      • Material
      • Outside diameter to 155mm
      • Using the rollback bar, after your Base Extrude, create a bossed edge lip on the bottom of the cover 8mm wide and 15mm down from the bottom of the plate.  Name this "Bottom Lip"
        • Cut a nesting surface on the inside of the lip at half the 8mm thickness and cut to 9mm in depth.  Similar to the "Lesson 2 - Assemblies" Tutorial.
        • Apply a Cosmetic Thread to the inner surface using None for the Standard, 150mm for the Major Diameter, Through All, label the thread "Machined Thread".
      • Make the inner ring, on the top of the plate, 20mm from the edge of the plate
      • Thread (cosmetic thread) the center hole to: Straight Pipe Thread, 1-11-1/2 NPSM, Through All
      • Re-dimension the sketch for the Ring Boss and make it 15.50mm from the edge of the plate rather than from the center.  Use the leader tag in the properties manager to control the dimension placement. 
    • Pressure Vessel
      • Material
      • Create a vessel that the Pressure Plate will fit on using the "Lesson 2 - Assemblies" SolidWorks Tutorial as a guide.
        • Design of your choice
        • Make cut 12mm deep
        • Create similar threads
    • Pressure Vessel/Plate Assembly
      • Mate the Pressure Plate so that the surfaces at the end of the threads are coplanar
      • Mate the plate so that it can rotate about the vessel (Temporary Axis's)
    • The PhotoView 360 rendering of your Door
      • "Best" resolution
      • jpg format
      • 800 pixels wide, 1200 tall
      • Select
        • Appearances
        • Scenes with 
          • Lights, add custom Spot or Point light with settings other than default
          • Extra credit for Camera position, Decals
      • Extra credit for extra effort
      • See image at the end of this section 
    • Assembly Models: 
      • Design at least 3 unique parts with the expectation of assembling them for next week's Design Assignment.  The assembly, other than the base, must be able to move, rotationally or translationally.
      • Base
        • One part has to be a base feature to be fixed to the Origin in the assembly.
        • To have a round or rectangular hole(s) or slot(s) for the insertion of additional parts
        • Hole Wizard holes in the base for mounting to some structure 
      • Part1
        • To be inserted on the base
        • Must fit in a slot or hole on the Base as described above
      • Part2
        • To be inserted on the Base or on Part1
      • Fasteners, connectors and pins are not appropriate parts for this assignment but can be used. 
      • Include the following features on at least one of the parts above:
        • Hole Wizard feature on a part other than the Base
        • Linear or circular pattern
        • Feature using the Slot Sketch Entity on a part
      • A minimum level of complexity is required for each part. 
        • For the sketches of your parts I will be looking for about 15 total of all Sketch Relations, Dimensions and Reference Geometry items
        • For the Features of your parts I will be looking for about 8 Features or Bodies
        • If there are sketch elements above what is required then I will consider those extra elements against your features, if there are less of those than required, and visa versa.
    Instructional Videos:


     
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    Week 4:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 3 in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Check Class Schedule and details below.

    In Class Evaluation (ICE) (4 items). Your Week 4 ICE Grading Criteria will be available at the beginning of class.  A portion of the evaluation criteria will include:

    Door Image (10pts)
  • Format (1pt)
  • Size (1pt) door fills the image (1pt)

  • other criteria as defined above
    Pressure Vessel (10pts)
    • Criteria as described in the videos
    Assembly Model (20pts) 
    • Criteria as defined above
    Mystery Part (20pts) 
    • Similar to last week's "Tie Block", make certain that you have that one done correctly.
    Out of Class Exercises 
  • Mechanical Claw per the SG book, see the Student Resources page for the files that you will need.  Download and extract on your storage medium the zip file named "SG-Lesson04 as a zip folder"
  • Guide Rod assembly in Project 2 in the ED book
  • Exercise 2.15 U-Block Assembly in the ED book, see the ED book CD for the appropriate files. 
  • Your own assembly using your Assembly Model parts created from the previous week's assignments.
    • Assemble these parts together with some flexibility as described in the previous week.
    Redos:
    For this week's redos below are some notes regarding some common errors that I have found while grading your assignments this week.
    • The Door
      • To be considered for the Door Image contest make certain that the door has an image size of 800 x 1200 pixels.  You can do this by unchecking the "Fixed aspect ratio" option in the PhotoView 360 Options menu then setting the correct values.
      • With the image, also send in the model of your door so I can see your lights and scenes if they are not apparent in the image. 
    Instructional Videos:
     
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    Week 5:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 4 in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Check Class Schedule and details below.

    In Class Evaluation (ICE) (4 items). Your Week 5 ICE Grading Criteria will be available at the beginning of class.  Download the following part: "Front-Adjuster".  A portion of the evaluation criteria will include:
     

    Door Image (10pts)
    Push Rod modifications  (20pts)
    • Modifications, per video to fit U-Block (8pts)
    • Fully defined sketches and dimensions on End Hole and Mid Feature (4pts)
    • Named features (2pts)
    • Configuration, creating at least 6 states of length of rod and suppression of Mid Feature (6pts)
    • Extra credit for design table and extra extra credit for equations, both have to drive the part design to accomplish what is described above.
    • Extras and Errors
    U-Block Assembly (10pts) Send all parts and the assembly!
    • All Parts (1pt)
    • Show the Origins (1pt)
    • Bottom U-Block fixed to the Origin (2pts)
    • Use a Width Mate (1pt)
    • U-Block assembly properly mated (1pt)
    • Proper Hole Wizard Hole in U-Block (2pts)
    • Push Rod properly Mated on the top U-Block (2pts)
    • Extras and errors
    Mystery Part and Assembly (20pts) similar to previous weeks 

    Assembly Model Assembly (20pts)

    • All Parts (3pts)
    • Show the Origins (1pt)
    • Bottom part fixed to the Origin (2pts)
    • Rotational motion (2pts)
    • Translational motion (2pts)
    • Exploded view (4pts) neat and orderly (2pts) 
    • Explode Line Sketch (2pts) neat and orderly (2pts) explore this on your own.
    Out of Class Exercises
    • The Drawing Template Files.  Follow the book with the following exclusions, inclusions and modifications as listed below.  Create the Millimeter file first, save it, then resave it as your inches file making the appropriate changes for the units.  Start from the beginning of the project and follow all of the steps listed.
      • Page 3-9, the bottom of the page, when it discusses the units make certain that you also assign inches as the "Dual Dimension Length" with 3 units after the decimal (like we have been doing all quarter)
      • Save your file to "DRAW-MM-ANSI" in your template folder.
      • Page 3-10, top of the page, make certain your font and text size are as described (the default annotation size is set at about 1/8" which is appropriate for large text, notes and smaller text will be about 3/32", we will use this when needed in class)
      • Page 3-10, middle of the page, change the bent leader to a length of 2mm as opposed to the default value.  You will find this location using information in the image below.
      •  Page 3-11, top of the page, Create the following layers and setting as listed below:
        • name: Titeblock-Border, color: Dark Blue
        • name: Dimensions, color: Red
        • name: Sheet Notes, color: Green
        • name: Hidden Dims, color: Blue (turn off this layer)
      • Page 3-13, middle of the page, know about "Edit Sheet" and "Edit Sheet Format" for the test.
      • Page 3-14, bottom of the page, enter your company name not D&M and the font size and style of your choosing, make certain it fits the space it is located in
      • Page 3-15, bottom of the page, insert the drafting standard notation ANSI Y14.5 in addition to and after the text that is provided
      • Page 3-16, top of the page, make certain that you change the millimeter values to inch equivalents when you make your inch template file, you will be graded on this!
      • Page 3-17, top of the page, create a logo using the following guidelines in a style of your choosing.
        • Include a company name, address, phone number and website address below, nearby or included in your logo.
        • Choose a name and style that fits your career ambitions or personality.  You may design something in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Word or another image program.  Use the following criteria: 
          • Your logo must be unique, no credit for someone else's work
          • An image
          • Inserted to the left or in between the Proprietary and Confidential box in the titleblock
          • Draw sketch lines around it (on the Titeblock-Border layer) and make the logo fit the space and look neat
          • Does not have to look 3D or in color (they usually are not in color on engineering drawings) 
          • Include some graphical styling including various line sizes, fonts, hatching and other techniques
          • extra credit for extra design styling
          • Below is my logo and would represent a design that meets the criteria described above.
      • Below are some additional logos from various engineering and architectural drawings that I have found over the years.
      • Save your file then resave it as your inch template, change all of the annotations and settings to inches then save your file.
      • Insert the "Guide" and "Guide Rod Assembly" for an Exploded View, as described in the rest of Project 3.  Concurrent with the "Guide" and "Guide Rod Assembly" insert your more detailed part from your Assembly Model and your Assembly Model assembly design from last week into drawings using the same parameters as described in the book. 
    Instructional Videos:

     
     
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    Week 6:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    None this week, prepare for your first examination on Monday and Tuesday.  See details below. 

    Read and practice ahead:

    Check Class Schedule and details below.

    Examination:

    You will have your first examination on the first class day this week in 2 parts.  The written portion will be per the syllabus and the design assignment portion will be as described below: 

    Model a Lawn Mower (portion of one) using parts and assemblies with Tool Box items and models from 3D Content Central similar to the images below.


      Model 5 parts, download 1 part from the website, put all them together into an assembly of a Lawn Mower.  You may start all of the models (both parts and assemblies) before and use these files during the examination.  You will also print a drawing of one of the parts as described during the examination.  The parts, instances and descriptions include:
      • Front Wheel Support (1) model during examination
      • Back Wheel Support (1) model before and during examination
      • Wheel Axle sub-assembly (4) model before examination with modifications during examination
        • Sub-assembly will contain the Wheel, Tire, Wheel Axle, Axle Arm and washer from the tool box
      • Wheel and Tire sub-assembly (4) model before examination
      • Lawn Mower Deck (1) download from website at the following link: Lawn Mower Deck
        • Insert this first, fix to origin
        • A color other than Red
      • You will also be using Tool Box items such as nuts, bolts and washers, see images above
      • The models will include material selections, Hole Wizard features, configurations and appearance modifications
      • Some part details will be available on this website for modeling prior to the examination
      • Other details will be made available during the examination
      • General notes
      • Use two colors as a theme throughout your design and apply those to your parts except for the Tool Box items (video on Display States soon).
      • All holes are symmetrical if they appear so
      • Use the precision (units after the decimal) as shown in the images and drawings or as directed in class
      • Use all of the conventions that you have been evaluated on throughout the quarter so far (see previous ICEs)
      • Wheel and Tire sub-assembly per the image information below.
      • Apply Materials
      • Extra credit for details that add to the design

        • Wheel axle, Create a 7/16" stem (slightly smaller than the axle hole) that goes through the axle hole in the wheel similar to the image below.
          • Apply Material
          • Threaded portion is machined to a smaller diameter from the stem
          • Cosmetic threads 
          • Axle portion of the Wheel Axle is longer than the axle hole in wheel, so it can spin with less resistance
          • Low profile Hex Head top, standard size
        • Wheel Axle Sub-Assembly
          • Create a plate named "Axle Arm" with a threaded Hole Wizard hole to accommodate the threaded part of your axle
            • Place a hole to accommodate the stem from the Front Wheel Support and a handle for adjustment (see images above)
            • The "Axle Arm" will be modified during the examination
            • Tuesday's model will be different, check back
          • Include washer from the Tool Box of the appropriate size between the Wheel Axle and the Axle Arm 
          • Create a right and left versions of this assembly using "Configurations"
            • Suppress the appropriate mates to make this work 
        • Front Wheel Support
          • To be modeled off of a drawing during the examination similar to the image above
          • Tuesday's model will be different
        • Back Wheel Support (Monday)
          • To be modeled during the examination similar to the image above
          • Fits inside the back of the Mower Deck
            • Extends both front and back into the mower deck
            • Shell bottom and front faces
            • Holes align with existing hole wizard holes
            • Use the Measure tool to get other appropriate dimensions
        • Back Wheel Support (Tuesday)
          • To be modeled during the examination similar to the image above
          • Fits outside the back of the Mower Deck
            • Extends both front and back over the mower deck
            • Shell bottom and front faces
            • Holes align with existing hole wizard holes
            • Use the Measure tool to get other appropriate dimensions

    Lecture Topics

      We will discuss various topics in class today including:
      1. A discussion on the upcoming Yakima SolidWorks Users Group meeting at Hogue in 2 weeks and the class's participation.
      2. The modeling of the lawn mower as a follow up to the exam.
      3. A class discussion on your Final Project and what you propose to do.
      4. Student demonstrations on their various Assembly Models
        • I have selected some projects that I believe show some useful modeling techniques that the class can benefit from.  Students choosing to demonstrate these techniques will get extra credit for the week. 
      5. An introduction to some revolved feature exercises for next week.
    Out of Class Exercises
    • Final Project Abstract, click on this link for specific information: Final Project Abstract Info.
    • Revolved feature assignment and for extra credit, images of your revolved models.  The assignment details include:
      • A cup of moderate detail similar to the images on the top of page 115 in the SG book.
      • A second part using a revolved feature of your choice (a bowl, drinking glass, wine glass, cups, trays, tops, lamps, lighting fixtures, man hole covers, lids, fasteners, etc... anything that can be created using a revolved feature)
      • The image extra credit assignment includes the following requirements:
        • Use PhotoView 360 
        • "Best" resolution
        • jpg format
        • 800 pixels wide, variable height as needed
        • Select
          • Appearances
          • Scenes with 
            • Lights, add custom Spot or Point light with settings other than default, make certain you turn these on for PhotoView 360
            • Fill the image with your model
            • Define a camera position
            • Decals only if appropriate, if chosen do not use the default ones create your own
        • Extra, extra credit for extra effort
    • Assembly Model drawings
      • A part drawing of your more complicated part
        • Include all of the elements discussed in the ED book, Project 3
      • An exploded view drawing of your assembly with a Bill of Materials and Balloons
        • Look at the videos
    • ED book, complete Project 4 skip the part on Mold Tools (this could be a consideration for your Final Project toolbar presentation, amongst others).
      • Assignments in the ED book at the end of Project 4
        • Follow the instructions in the book
        • 4.7 has a mass of 2.05 lbs and a center of mass of x -1.59, y 0.72, z 0.00
          • email me with your model if you have any values that are different from the above
        • 4.10, place the origin in the center of the circular features on the bottom of the part
          • Extrude, modify and shell the basic shape of the part before you add the features on the left with the square hole (that way the shell resolves properly without changing the features on the left)
          • Try the 3 point center rectangle for the square hole feature 
          • I get a mass of 1484.11 grams and a center of mass of x 77.43, y 13.26 z 0.00
            • email me with your model if you have any values that are different from the above
      • The ICE for next week will borrow elements from the exercises and models from Project 4 including revolved features, full round and multiple radius fillets, helixes in a Swept Boss/Base, Thin feature and Dome feature.
    Instructional Videos:

     
     
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    Week 7:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 6 in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Check Class Schedule and details below.

    Final Project Abstract Due, The first day of class this week during the evaluation. 

    In Class Evaluation (ICE) (4 items). 

    Your Week 7 ICE Grading Criteria will be available at the beginning of class.  Drawings are to be printed before class!  Visit the printing procedures on the Student Resources section of this website.  A portion of the evaluation criteria will include:
    Assembly Model Part Drawing (15pts)
    Assembly Model Assembly Exploded Drawing (15pts)
    Title Block Items (10pts)
    Revolved Feature Part (10pts)
    Mystery Part (20pts)
    Extra Credit images of your revolved models
    In Class Exercises
      The Threaded Fastener Assignment (more information before class).  Check the Student Resources portion of the website for instructions and additional information. 
    Out of Class Exercises
      Project 5 in the ED book.
      • Practice Project 5
      • Exercise 5.7 (practice this, more detailed dimensions and information will be provided during the ICE (an approximate 6" wide cast iron pipe))
      Lesson 10 in the SG book.
      • Create the Chisel, Screw Driver and bottle design of your choice all using loft features.
      Motion Study, this is an extra credit assignment per the instructions below using your Assembly Model Assembly:
      • Provide both a linear and rotational motor
        • Make these motors start and stop
      • Motion has to make sense 
      • Extra elements for even more extra credit
      • Start with the ED book then check online for information on how to do this. 


      The ICE for next week will borrow elements from the exercises and models from Project 4 and 5 including revolved features, Thin Revolved extrude, Thin Revolved cut, Lofted Boss/Base, sweeps, Draft features, Swept Cut using the cut profile from Project 5, and more. 
       

    Instructional Videos:
     
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    Week 8:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 7 in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Check Class Schedule, details later, check back.

    In Class Evaluation (ICE) (4 items). 

    Modified Cast Iron Pipe ED assignment 5.7, save this for next week
    Arbitrary part from Project 4 or Project 5 with modifications (10pts)

    Mystery Part (20pts)

    Mystery Assembly using parts from Project 4 (10pts)

    Week 7 Redos for your drawings.
    Drawing redos from Week 7 are to be printed and handed in at the beginning of the first day of class this week before the ICE.  Use the criteria from Week 7 plus the following:
      • Printed full size (11 x 17 Ansi B Landscape) in grayscale
      • Criteria as described in the videos
      The ICE for next week will borrow elements from the exercises and models from Project 5 including thin extrude, thin revolved, Lofted Boss/Base, sweeps, Rib feature, and an assembly.  You will print out one of your parts as a "B" sized drawing.


    In Class Exercises

      The Spur Gear Assignment (more information before class).  Check the Student Resources portion of the website for instructions and additional information including information on what your specific modeling requirements are. 
    Information on the Yakima SolidWorks Users Group
     
    Our meeting is coming up in just a few days and it will be in lieu of class for both Wednesday and Thursday.

    Below is some last minute information.
     

    • Location: Central Washington University, Hogue Technology Building starting in room 102, Thursday May 17th at 6pm.
    • As I mentioned this meeting will take the place of class on both Wednesday and Thursday.  There will be no class on Wednesday.
    • If you are willing to show some of the users group members our building, facilities and your projects please let me know (if you have not done so yet).
    • If you want to participate in the modeling contest let me know, I will gather a list and start organizing it.  If you have a modeling partner in mind (fellow student) let me know that too.
    • The counter tops in the CAD Lab will be available to display your SolidWorks projects on laptops.  As part of your tour you can show the users group members some of your designs and projects.
    • Proposed agenda: 

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      • 6pm, welcome, tours and dinner
        • Concurrent with dinner will be an introduction to our sponsors including 3D Connexion, and the Rapid Group.
        • Also along with dinner will be tours of our building, facilities and projects by our students.
          • I may need help with the tours so I may be picking out some students to provide the tours. 
        • For dinner we will have a summer buffet consisting of sub sandwiches, relish tray, fruit tray and pop.
      • About 6:30pm we will meet in the CAD Lab in room 207 and prepare for the modeling contest.
        • Jeff Abramson will be organizing this and will be looking to form teams of 2 to 3 people consisting of users group members and students.  Every team needs a student to log in on a computer. 
        • Models will be similar to the Model Mania contest at SolidWorks World (visit this LINK for an idea what Model Mania is like, move ahead about 3 minutes into the video).
        • More information will be presented prior to the contest.
        • Prizes will be 2 Space Navigator 3D Connexion mice, $25 gas and Home Depot gift cards, various SolidWorks prizes like a backpack, drink cups, portable coolers and other neat items.
        • Before the contest Garrett Griffith will give a brief presentation on the capabilities of his new 3D mouse.
        • If you are interested in the modeling contest let me know.
      • About 7pm, back in room 102, Clem See, CSWE, will give a technical presentation on using 3D sketches for Weldments, Routing, the Hole Wizard and other applications.
      • About 7:45, Jeff Abramson will announce the winners of the modeling contest and award the prizes (members of the winning team will get first choice).
      • About 8pm short meeting to plan for your summer meeting and adjournment.
    • We will see you all soon.
    Instructional Videos:
    View this week's Instructional Videos at this link Spur Gear, Sketch Picture, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing regarding the subjects listed below:

    78. Spur Gear Design Assignment, Part 1, Assembly and Theory
    79. Spur Gear Design Assignment, Part 2, Starting the Tooth Profile Sketch
    80. Spur Gear Design Assignment, Part 3, More on the Tooth Profile Sketch
    81. Spur Gear Design Assignment, Part 4, Extruding the Tooth Profile and Circular Pattern
    82. Spur Gear Design Assignment, Part 5, The Spur Gear Assembly



     
     
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    Week 9:
     
    Design Assignments due:

    On the first day of class this week come to class with the completed assignments from Week 8 and your Spur Gear assignment in preparation for your In Class Evaluation (ICE).  See details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    Work on your Final Project.

    In Class Evaluation (ICE) (3 items). Your last ICE Grading Criteria will be available at the beginning of class.  A portion of the evaluation criteria will include:

    Spur Gear (40pts)                      Pinion              Wheel
    Do, Dp, Dr, (4pts) 
    Dpp, Db (2pts)
    Ta (2pts)
    Tooth Root Perpendicular (2pts)
    Xc (1pt)
    Sig Digits (1pt)
    Movement with Physical Dynamics (16pts)
    Extras and Errors
    Mystery Part (20pts)
    Model per the drawing
    Material to 2014-T4 (1pt)
    Correct starting plane (1pt)
    Base feature, Revolved thin extrude (2pts)
    Auger Guide base with draft (1pt)
    Auger Guide hole (1pt), Loft (2pts)
    Rib (1pt), Liner pattern (1pt)
    Rename your features (1pt)
    Fully defined and dimensions, precision to 3 units after the decimal (2pts)
    Determine the mass ____________ to 3 units precision after the decimal (4pts)
    Center of mass x ________  y ________  z ________ to 3 units precision after the decimal (3pts)
    Extras and Errors
    Drawing of a Part from ED Projects 4 or 5 or the Chisel or Screw Driver from SG Lesson 10 and graded in a similar manner as your latest drawings.  Caution, do you own work, it is easy to catch copied work in a drawing format.  (30pts)

    Test Question, define Diametral Pitch.
     

    In Class Exercises
    Final Project Pre-presentations will be the last hour of class on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please be prepared with a short 2 minute discussion of your project and toolbar use.  Evaluation sheets will be handed out at the beginning of class and then the stack of evaluations will be given to each student at the end of the class.
    Out of Class Exercises
    The Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing assignment, 2 drawings.  See the Student Resources section of the website for additional information and instructions.
    Instructional Videos:
    View this week's Instructional Videos at this link Spur Gear, Sketch Picture, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing regarding the subjects listed below:

    83. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Part 1, Introduction and Symbols
    84. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Part 2, Dimensioning Strategies
    85. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Part 3, Interference and Clearance
    86. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Part 4, 2D and 3D Tolerancing
    87. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Part 5, Datums and Feature Control Frames
    88. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Part 6, More on Feature Control Frames and Online
    89. Sketch Picture and Auto Trace, Part 1, Set up and Using Auto Trace
    90. Sketch Picture and Auto Trace, Part 2, More on Auto Trace
    91. Sketch Picture and Auto Trace, Part 3, Building a Simple Car Model


     
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    Week 10:
     
    Design Assignment due:
    Exam on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, details below.

    Read and practice ahead:

    You should have read and practiced everything that was required this quarter by now.  If not, time is getting short. 

    Examination:

    You will have your second examination on the first class day this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) in the typical 2 parts.  The written portion will cover portions of the last exam plus items covered since the last exam.  There will also be 2 questions on GD&T. The design assignment portion will be as described below:

    Model 2 parts (one before and one during), modify a part, download a part and assemble these items into your existing Lawn Mower assembly from the last exam.

    Advice:

    • Copy the folder from your last exam into your Week 10 folder keeping the contents of the previous work intact.
    • Using the markups from the previous exam make the corrections to your existing mower including the back Wheel Support and Tool Box items.
    Parts:
    • Back Wheel Support
      • Insert an angled plane
      • Offset a plane
      • Rectangular to Circular loft similar to the ICE from Week 9 
      • Rib Feature
      • Provide a mass and center of mass
    • Lower Handle Bar, model as shown in the images below:
      • AISI 1020 Steel, Cold Rolled 
    • Upper Handle Bar
      • Swept and Swept Cut
    • Engine, to be downloaded before the exam: Engine
      • Extra credit if you want to model this yourself, it must fit the model and the mounting holes on the Mower Deck, and look like an engine.  The more effort the more points.
    • Assembly
      • 2 configurations
        • The Upper Handle Bar in the mowing position
        • The Upper Handle Bar in the folded position, horizontal
      • Fasteners including bolts, washers and nuts
    The Lower Handle Bar part

    CSWA Exam:

    Saturday, June 2, 10am and again at 3pm, in the CAD Lab.
    If you are interested in this exam and have not contacted me by email stating your interest and time preference, do so soon, spots are filling up.

    Download the following file for the Tangix TesterPro software to be loaded on your CAD Lab computers: Tangix

    The following link lists the participants that have signed up for the exam.  Check this to make certain that you are on the list for the exam time desired.  If there are any problems email me.  Your Voucher Codes will be available on the list prior to the exam.  CSWA Participants.

    Now that you are a Certified SolidWorks Associate you can get listed in the SolidWorks Certified Users Directory on the Virtual Tester website.  Click here for more information: 
    Getting Listed in the SolidWorks Certified Users Directory

    Instructional Videos:
    View this week's Instructional Videos at this link: In Context Assembly Belt/Chain Assembly Feature regarding the subjects listed below:

    92. In-Context Assembly Modeling, Part 1, Design Sketches
    93. In-Context Assembly Modeling, Part 2, First Part, Revolver Barrel
    94. In-Context Assembly Modeling, Part 3, Second Part, Gun Body
    95. In-Context Assembly Modeling, Part 4, A New Flexible Assembly
    96. Inserting the Belt/Chain Assembly Feature in a SolidWorks Assembly
    97. Getting Listed in the SolidWorks Certified Users Directory



     
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    The Final Project:
     
    Design Assignment due:
    Your Final Project model, drawings and presentation, more details later. 

    Read and practice ahead:

    Come to your presentation prepared.

    The Final Project Presentations, Wednesday, June 6 2012, 4pm top 8pm (more details will follow soon)

    Format: I will be combining both classes into one large presentation forum for everyone's benefit.  This way we can see everyone's projects and it should be a fun time for all.  Because of the length of the presentations I suggest a dinner break at about 6pm.  See the information below. 

    Presentation Suggestions:  Below is a link to a document that I will be handing out in class next week regarding suggestions on how to give a successful presentation in this class:  SolidWorks Final Project Presentations 

    Evaluation check list: Use this as a guide for preparing for your Final Project and presentation:  Final Project Grading Criteria

    Dinner:  Both classes were enthusiastic about the proposal of buying sub sandwiches for our dinner break.  The following is what I suggest:
    • We need to give Super One Foods a week to prepare.
      • I will order these after the exam on Wednesday
    • The best cost break is 18 feet of subs at $111
      • There are 35 students in the two classes which works out to $3.17 each
      • This also works out to about 6" of a sub per person (if I did the math correctly) which should be plenty of food
        • I will have Super One cut the sandwiches in both 2" and 3" sections 
        • I will also order a variety of different meat and cheese combinations
          • If there are any dietary needs let me know via email
    • At the beginning of class, before the exams on Tuesday and Wednesday, I will pass around a jar for contributions toward dinner. 
      • Consider between a $2 or $4 contribution
      • I will only order what we end up getting in contributions
      • During the dinner break, please only consume what you contributed to
      • Contributions are voluntary, but if you do not contribute please do not consume 
    • Beverages are bulky, heavy and messy so I would suggest that we bring our own, water is preferred
      • I will consider them if there is interest, email me and let me know. 
    • Chips and side dishes can be messy but will consider them if there is interest, email me and let me know. 
      • If there is extra money above the $111 I will buy chips or cookies or lottery tickets


     
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    DESIGN GALLERY

    A collection of the exceptional work demonstrated 
    by this class.  Click on the following links or scroll down. 

    Final Projects
    Revolved Images
    The Door Project
     
     
    The Final Projects
    Final Project images as evaluated by this class

    Click below for Tyler Pieter's animation of his Steam Engine



    Click below for john Evert's exploded animation of his Differential 




     
     
    Revolved Images
    Revolved feature designs

    The Door
    Door designs as judged by your peers.

    Kayvon Golchin, 1st Prize

    Carl Coffin, 2nd Prize

    Landon Newman, tied for 3rd Prize

    Brandon Bates, tied for 3rd Prize

    John Evert

    Derek LaMarche

    Jonathan Case

    Torrey Kuhlmann

    Andrea Battles

    Ryan Huber

    Jacob Dahlgren

    Cullen Hubbard

    Michael Judy

    Derek Jacobsen

    Greg Goheen

    Jonathan Israeli 

    Noah Lizotte

    Tam Bui

    Lauren Haddenfeld

    Casey Emery

    Emil Babik

    Jacob Bates

    Ben Talmage