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The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)


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

Perform animations and basic motion studies in SolidWorks.

Learning outcomes

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

Use SolidWorks in the design process of mechanical assemblies.

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
Design for Mechatronics

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The course is recommended for students who have first studied SolidWorks (Solid Modelling).

Previous course names

Product Development

Additional information

There is one introduction (remote online) in the first week. After this there is individual work. There is no required attendance. Students may choose to use Arcada's computer labs when they are shown to be free.

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

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:
"Mastering SolidWorks", Matt Lombard. Perlego.

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

Virtual self studies

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 (23 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-01-03

The timetable of the course

Refer to itslearning "Plans" tab for weekly schedule.

Course enrolment period

2021-04-15 to 2022-03-01

Assessment methods

2022-01-03 - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-03 10:00 - 12:00 E383 Product Design (Remote online) Refer tabs link in itslearning for zoom online remote link. The room is open for private student use. Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-10 09:15 - 11:00 D399 Product Design optional online questions The rooms D399 and E383 may also be used at other times when free during the week. Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-17 10:00 - 12:00 E383 Produktdesign (individual work) The rooms may also be used when free during the week. No formal lecture. Vihtonen Mathew
2021-09-24 10:00 - 12:00 E383 Produktdesign (individual work optional) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-01 10:15 - 12:00 D399 Product Design individual work Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-08 10:00 - 12:00 E383 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-15 10:00 - 12:00 D399 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-22 10:00 - 12:00 E383 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-10-29 10:00 - 14:00 E383 Product Design & Technical Drawing (individual work) Vihtonen Mathew
2021-11-05 11:15 - 14:00 D399 Product Design individual work Vihtonen Mathew
2021-11-12 11:00 - 14:00 D399 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-11-19 11:00 - 14:00 D399 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-11-26 11:00 - 14:00 D399 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-12-03 11:00 - 14:00 D399 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew
2021-12-10 11:00 - 14:00 D399 Produktdesign Vihtonen Mathew

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