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Level: 1


This course gives students a good basic understanding of mechanical design using Computer Aided Design oftware (SolidWorks 3D CAD). Model components, create assemblies, and make them using 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines.


After completing the course students will be able to:

  • Produce 3D models of machine components
  • Produce 2D manufacturing drawing from 3D models
  • Generate CNC G-code to manufacture components
  • Write the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Exam


Course Contents

  • Metrology & dimensioning
  • Engineering Materials
  • SolidWorks Essentials
  • SolidWorks Drawing
  • SolidWorks Assembly Modelling
  • Practical workshop equipment & practice
  • Adhere to safe practices and standards


Tutorial Project: – reverse engineer and draw a small compressor with electric motor in SolidWorks.
Design Project: – design, build and present a model related to the course material.


Duration: 10 weeks