Course detail

Basics of 3D Modelling

FSI-K3DAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is devoted to master modeling in software SolidWorks with emphasis on practicality. Mastering of these tools is nowadays common demand on master students of technical universities. The great importance of 3D models is also their subsequent use for numerical simulation (FEM). One of the very important abilities is also visualization of 3D models which is currently common practice even with direct impact on company economy.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By the end of the course, attendants should achieve level that is necessary to accomplish certification CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate). Students should prepare themselves appropriately for the exam where the ability to create either simple or advanced 3D models and assemblies, as well the ability to create technical drawings will be examined. The output knowledge will include animation and visualization techniques. Last but not least is also the ability to perform FEM (finite element method) analysis in the related module.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of PC and technical drawings.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Technické kreslení podle mezinárodních norem, Drastík František, Montanex 1994.
Students courseware component of Solidworks software.
VLÁČILOVÁ, Hana, Milena VILÍMKOVÁ a Lukáš HENCL. SolidWorks. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2006, 319 s. ISBN 80-251-1314-0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is tutored by means of seminars, with emphasis on practical handling of the topics.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Seminars will be graded with regard to active attendance in seminars as well as accomplishment of partial tests and final test.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The main task of the course is to provide students with ability to model in 3D independently and effectively. The lectures are performed in SolidWorks software. During the course, students will acquire the knowledge to use wide range of the software´s contained functions. In addition to mastering this software, students will also acquire the basics of 3D modeling which is applicable with others 3D modelers, too. Mastering 3D modeling increases the price of the students on the current job market and yet, they will be more competitive in applying for a job.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars will be checked and absences will be compensated by self-study of the missed topic.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-PRI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch M-PRI , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Computer-assisted exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1st Week
- principles of 3D modeling
- introduction to modules of the software
- working space of the software SolidWorks – principles of parts creation
- software controlling – mouse gesture, key shortcuts
- handling the help of the software
- creation of simple 2D a 3D geometry – utilization of geometrical bonds of sketch, dimensions driven by equations
- simple animation creation of created assembly and its visualization with the module PhotoView 360
2nd Week
- recapitulation of the first lesson
- creation of individual parts of the reactor
- creation of its assembly
- visualization of the reactor and its export as raster figure
- creation of 3D pdf file
3rd Week
- recapitulation of the previous lessons
- creation of individual parts of the tube heat exchanger

4th Week
- recapitulation of the previous lessons
- creation of unfinished parts of the tube heat exchanger
- creation of its assembly
- visualization of the heat exchanger and its export as raster figure
- creation of 3D pdf file
5th Week
- recapitulation of the previous lessons
- introduction to SolidWorks CSWA concept
- introduction to the following course content which will provide students with skills necessary to accomplish level for CSWA certification
- practicing 3D techniques and increasing effectivity of 3D modeling with use of advanced sophisticated techniques
6th Week
- recapitulation of the previous lessons
- advanced techniques of modeling
- advanced bonds of assemblies
- handling practice of the software in order to achieve demanded level of knowledge (CSWA)
7th Week
- recapitulation of the previous lessons
- basics of 2D technical drawings creation
- introduction to the drawing module
- drawing work space settings
- accompanying of templates and user defined functions for unified style of drawings
- bill of materials creation, technical stamps creation and introduction to advanced automatization
8th Week
- handling practice of the software with aim to achieve demanded level of knowledge (CSWA)
9th Week
- graded test which will include creation of 3D model, assembly, theoretical questions
- creation of surfaces
10th Week
- evaluation of the test, discussion
- use of the databases of the normalized parts
- creation of assembly from given process devices and subsequent introduction and practicing of the tube / pipe modules
11th Week
- FEM analyses
- Introduction to strong and weak sides of the module
12th Week
- Introduction and practicing of the metal sheet module
13th Week
- Linking with MS EXCEL
- Creation of advanced models with utilizing of advanced methods
- Evaluation of teaching

eLearning

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