The course is included in these curricula and study modules
The course takes place in period
3 (2023-01-01 to 2023-03-19)
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
In this study unit the focus lies on the following competence:
Profession specific competence in modelling
Education for sustainable development goals:
4. Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Upon completion of this study unit:
You can understand the different capabilities and applications of SolidWorks software (Knowledge)
You can use SolidWorks as a design tool. (Skills)
You can use both solids and surface modelling in the creation of designs. (Skills)
You can use simulation software to access the performance of parts. (Skills)
You can use standard design libraries in the design process. (Skills)
You can produce 2D drawings from 3D solid models. (Skills)
You can produce 3D parts, drawings and assemblies using SolidWorks. (Skills)
You can conduct stress analysis using CAE software and to determine whether parts are designed with a proper factor of safety. (Skills, approach) des...
Introduction to SolidWorks, user interface, options and basic sketching techniques
Working with planes and sketches
Further techniques: Lofts, swept and revolved sections
Simulation and Analysis
Surface Modelling and Assemblies
Configurations, global variables and equations
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Technical Drawing - Students are assumed to be able to produce orthographic drawings using engineering software such as AutoCAD when they begin.
Previous course names
This course was formerly called Solid Modelling. Students who have passed Solid Modelling may not take this course.
Download the SolidWorks 2022-23 for home from:
https://famnen.arcada.fi/lab/software.php External link
All deadlines dates must be met. Students not submitting assessment work by the deadline dates will be removed from the course.
VPN Tunnel in case where you can not download software from lab.arcada.fi
This is where you can see the list of computers at the 2:12 minute stage of the youtube video.
https://famnen.arcada.fi/arbs/public/rdc_computers.php External link
Please contact IT support for further IT questions:
Recommended or required reading
"Learn SolidWorks (2022)", Almattar
"Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2022", Planchard (reference)
Refer itslearning for more information.
Students should complete the "SolidWorks 2022 Essential Training" course in LinkedIn Learning.
- Lectures - 15 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
- Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
- Individual studies - 50 hours
- Internet-based studies - 20 hours
- Total workload of the course: 135 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
Assignment 1: Submission of the "Introduction to SolidWorks Tutorial" (10%)
Assignment 2: LinkedIn Learning courses (10%)
Submission of individual Project Design of a Chair (80%).
Note Urkund will be used to analyze these reports for similarity. Correct scientific writing skills are a very important consideration in the assessment. It is not based on just the engineering design work.
There is no compulsory attendance of lectures for this course. Although attendance is recommended, students may choose to complete all work entirely individually also.
Passed assignment marks can not be improved by resubmitting marked reports.
50-59 Grade 1 Satisfactory
60-69 Grade 2 Satisfactory
70-79 Grade 3 Good
80-89 Grade 4 Good
90-100 Grade 5 Excellent
It is required to follow good scientific practice in studies at Arcada:
Home page of the course
No limit (20 students enrolled)
Assignments valid until
Until date 2023-03-12
The timetable of the course
Please refer to itslearning "plans" tab for a detailed weekly schedule.
Course enrolment period
2022-12-26 to 2023-01-22
- Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
- 2023-03-12 - Reports and productions
|2023-01-12||09:15 - 12:00||E383||Computer Aided Design||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-01-13||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (Technical Assistant from 8:15-9am, 13-15))||Optional help with Student Technical Assistant in AutoCAD or SolidWorks between 8:15-9:00.||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-01-19||09:15 - 12:00||E383||Computer Aided Design||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-01-20||08:15 - 15:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab, Technical Assistant from 8:15-9, 13-15.))||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-01-26||09:15 - 12:00||E383||Computer Aided Design||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-01-27||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab, Technical Assistant from 8:15-9am also))||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-02||13:30 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-03||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab, Technical Assistant from 8:15-9am also))||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-09||13:30 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-10||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab, Technical Assistant from 8:15-9am also))||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-16||13:00 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design (no formal class - individual work)||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-17||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab, Technical Assistant from 8:15-9am also))||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-23||13:30 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-02-24||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab, Technical Assistant from 8:15-9am also))||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-03-02||13:15 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design Project Work||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-03-03||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab)||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-03-09||13:30 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design Individual Project Work||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-03-10||08:15 - 12:00||D399||CAD (optional use of lab)||Vihtonen Mathew|
|2023-03-16||13:30 - 16:00||E383||Computer Aided Design Project||Vihtonen Mathew|