ETSC 265
Three-Dimensional Modeling (Using SolidWorks)
Fall Quarter 2017

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CAD labs information: 
  • Click here for the CAD Labs Schedule
  • Lab Contact numbers (if you find the CAD lab door locked when it should be open).
    • The "On Duty" SA (Student Assistant) cell phone number: 509-859-4339 
    • Jesse Days (IS manager in charge of the campus computer labs) phone:  509-963-2989 
    • Call me if you find the labs closed and cannot contact anyone else.
  • Click here for 3D Printer Procedures
SolidWorks for Students: 
SW Related Web Links: 

Below are links to various SolidWorks informational and demonstrative websites and similar online resources:

Instructional Links: 

The following are links explaining the first and third angle projections:

The following is a list of Websites and resources for use in your Gear Design Project: The following is a list of Websites and resources for use in your Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Projects:
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.

Generallized Grading Criteria for Drawings: 

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 of 2, 5 and 10.
        • 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, these 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 with a small offset.
      • 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 in brackets like :(NOTE 3)
      • 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 and plotter in the CAD Lab. ALL drawings are to be printed in grey scale or black and white with the exception of the Cover Sheet Only.

    • ALL DRAWINGS USE THIS PRINTER: All drawings printed in grey scale (except Cover Sheet)
      • Save SolidWorks drawing file to a full size color pdf then print the pdf per the settings below:
        • Printers 93799 or 99251 - or similar printer
        • Full size in color or grey scale (grey scale option usually chosen by default on black and white printers)
        • Tabloid size (ANSI B - 11 x 17)
        • Check your scale with an engineers scale, then trouble shoot settings as needed
    • Cover Sheet in color (and whatever drawing you want in color).
      • Save SolidWorks drawing file to a full size color pdf, print the pdf per the settings below:
        • HP Plotter
        • Full size in color 
        • Tabloid size (ANSI B - 11 x 17)
        • Trim on paper cutter as needed
        • Check your scale with an engineers scale, then trouble shoot settings as needed
        • Choose the settings in the images below to print a pdf drawing full size in color 

Assignment Redos:

All work re-submitted for re-grading must include the markup (graded sheet from the previous evaluation) either submitted at the instructor's computer or scanned and emailed.  I will grade comparing the new work with the markup to ensure that the corrections marked have been addressed.  Without a markup, resubmitted work will not be considered for re-grading. 
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