E5 Lab 2

Introduction to SolidWorks

This lab is to be done individually, though you should feel free to consult with others and with the wizards while you are working.  Each person should create a design.  You can find the SolidWorks program on computers in Hicks 213 and in the Trotter computer lab.

  1. Familiarize yourself with SolidWorks by going through the tutorial from "Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SolidWorks 2015," by Howard and Musto.  There should be hard copies in the the lab, along with a couple of copies of the book.  If you don't finish the lab today, copies will be in Hicks 212 (the computer lab).  You may skip the tutorial if you already know SolidWorks.
  2. You only need to do section 1.1 and 1.2 (through page 24) of the tutorial. The other sections are there for your reference if you want to go farther. The tutorials included withing the SolidWorks program are also a great reference.
  3. Create a design using SolidWorks to demonstrate that you can use the program.  The design need not be elaborate, but must meet the following requirements:
  4. Save your Solidwork design file (a file with extension ".SLDPRT") somewhere you can access it later.  Email it to yourself, or use SwatFiles.

A simple example (the yin-yang symbol I passed around in class), is shown below.


Going Further

To turn in

To complete the lab you must go back to the moodle page and submit your Solidwork design file. It is due before lab next week. There is no report for this lab.