The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is:

Use SolidWorks to create parts, drawings and assemblies

Performing stress analysis of parts using SolidWorks

Use toolbox and 3D ContentCentral in the design process of standard parts

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:

Use SolidWorks in the design process.

Course contents

Students will complete the SolidWorks Mountainboard Design Project comprising of the following sections:

Using the Interface
Basic Functionality
Basic Parts - The Binding
Revolved Features - The Wheel Hub
Thin Features - The Deck
Multibody Parts - The Axle and Truck
Sweeps and Lofts - Springs and Bindings
Final Assembly

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The course can be taken by any student after completing the Solid Modelling course using SolidWorks (or similar CAD course for exchange students).

Previous course names

Product Development

Additional information

Obtain SolidWorks for home use from: (contains license key)

There is one (optional) introduction lecture for this course. Students are then required to complete the work individually.

Students are required to be able to produce their SolidWorks assembly file upon request and to follow good Good Scientific Practices in Studies:…

Recommended or required reading

Reference Textbook:
"Introduction to SolidWorks", Onwubolu, Arcada Libguides

SolidWorks Student Curriculum found through the help menu.

help>student curriculum>SolidWorks curriculum>curriculum 2015>mountainboard design

Study activities

  • Individual- and group instruction - 4 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 66 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 65 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Submit an engineering drawing (pdf) as per page 449 of the mountainboard student guide. Follow good scientific practice in studies at Arcada:

Grading Scale:
50-59 Grade 1
60-69 Grade 2
70-79 Grade 3
80-89 Grade 4
90-100 Grade 5


Vihtonen Mathew


Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (46 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-10-27

The timetable of the course

1st Week: Introduction to course
2nd Week-last week: Individual completion of Project

Course enrolment period

2019-03-18 to 2020-04-03

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-30 13:30 - 16:30 E383 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-06 13:15 - 16:00 D399 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-13 13:30 - 16:30 E383 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-20 13:30 - 16:30 E383 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-09-27 13:15 - 16:00 D399 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-04 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-11 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-18 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Product Design (Individual Work) Vihtonen Mathew
2019-10-25 13:30 - 16:00 E383 Product Design Individual Work Vihtonen Mathew

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