Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the need for engineers to produce and use a standard format of engineering drawings that defines an item to be built
  2. visualise items into their geometric parameters and using SolidWorks software create a 3D solid model of the items
  3. communicate design intent by using SolidWorks to create part and assembly drawings of an item to AS1100 that defines size, shape, materials, tolerances (linear, geometric and fits) and surface finish; details of assembly using section and exploded views; plus provide photo rendered images and animations of the design.
  • Topics

    • Visualisation of geometric shapes
    • Solid modelling and SolidWorks basics
    • SolidWorks in industry
    • Engineering drawings
    • Section views; detailing assemblies
    • Fasteners; limits and fits
    • Dimensioning
    • Tolerancing - linear and geometric
    • Detailing welds
    • Detailing surface texture
    • Photo-rendering and animations
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Web links
    • Print Materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Quizzes
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • USA-ENR110

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
  • SoftwareDetails - Students will require access to SolidWorks. This will be provided by UniSA.

In this subject you will learn to use the computer aided design software SolidWorks to create: 3D solid models of parts, engineering drawings to define shape and size, photo-renderings to display your designs and motion animations to show how a mechanism works. At the end of the subject you will sit the online Certified SolidWorks Associate test.

  • Weekly Computer prac submit (30%)
  • Design Project ePortfolio (50%)
  • CSWA Test (10%)
  • Weekly Post Lecture Quizzes (10%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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