The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2022-08-01 to 2022-10-23)
  • 2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

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
Animations

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The course is recommended for students who have experience with SolidWorks (not compulsory however).

Additional information

There is one introduction (on campus only) 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:
https://famnen.arcada.fi/lab/software.php 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:
https://start.arcada.fi/system/files/media/file/2020-01/good-scientific…

Refer to Project in itslearning

Recommended or required reading

Refer to the Project folder in itslearing.

Reference Textbook (optional) :
"Mastering SolidWorks", Matt Lombard. Perlego.

Study activities

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

Workload

  • 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

Teacher

Vihtonen Mathew

Examiner

Vihtonen Mathew

Group size

No limit (33 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2023-05-01

The timetable of the course

Refer to itslearning "Plans" tab for schedule.

Course enrolment period

2022-07-25 to 2022-12-31

Assessment methods

2023-05-01 - Reports and productions

Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-09-02 10:15 - 12:00 D399 Product Design Optional (MSE3 at 10:15 and PM3-S/Exchange at 13:15) Held on Campus only Vihtonen Mathew
2022-09-02 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design Optional (MSE3 at 10:15 and PM3-S/Exchange at 13:15) Held on campus only Vihtonen Mathew
2022-09-09 12:15 - 15:00 E383 Product Design Optional use of lab and 12:15 drop in. Individual Work Optional drop in 12:15 for English and 13:30 for Swedish programmes. Vihtonen Mathew
2022-09-16 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design optional drop in at 13:00 Individual Work Vihtonen Mathew
2022-09-23 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design optional drop in at 13:00 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-09-30 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design optional drop in at 13:00 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-10-07 12:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design optional drop in at 12:15 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-10-14 12:30 - 14:15 D399 Product design (individual work) or optional CAM lab in B225 with H.Anukka (refer CAM itslearning) Anukka Harri
Vihtonen Mathew
2022-10-21 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design (optional drop in at 13:15 Vihtonen Mathew
2022-10-28 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design (individual work) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-04 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design (individual work) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-11 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design/ Statics (optional drop in) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-18 13:15 - 15:00 D399 Product Design/ Statics (optional drop in) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-11-25 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design (individual work) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-02 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product design (individual work) Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-09 13:30 - 15:00 D399 Product Design/statics drop in Vihtonen Mathew
2022-12-16 13:00 - 15:00 D399 Product Design individual work. Vihtonen Mathew

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