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In the beginner class, we'll start introduction to drafting.
In the beginner class, we'll start introduction to drafting.
==Practice Half-Exam for 6 June through 13 June==
The exam is in a Google Form [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18kWitaLj9mWS0fvOYlWMORKvk911K9OQ9zs2pxldaS0/viewform located here]. You'll want to set aside 1.5 hours to take it all. Download the [[Media:CSWA-PracticeHalfExam-skm.zip|parts for the assembly section]] first.
==More on the CSWA Exam==
==More on the CSWA Exam==

Revision as of 23:59, 6 June 2015


The course we're doing this summer is based on a curriculum by Professor Randall Bock at Penn State Main Campus that aims to take SolidWorks novices from zero to Certified SolidWorks Associate. We'll also include some FRC skills that aren't on the CSWA, including sheet metal. This course meets 2pm-4pm on Saturdays except the Sundays of 28 June, 12 July, and 16 August. It's enrollment capped; please contact Clem McKown or Siri Maley.

The course instructor is Siri Maley, a Penn State mechanical and design engineering alumna and former teaching assistant for engineering design. She's is a Certified SolidWorks Professional (as well as a CSWA). Siri's SW Certifications

30 May 2015: First Class

Optional Placement Test: CSWA Practice Exam. Scroll through all the problems and pick the that's most difficult but doable for you. I'd recommend avoiding the first problem (the X Box) as it's dimensioned in the old isometric view that is no longer used on the test because it's unnecessarily difficult to read.

Pivot Cage: Model the pivot cage top plate using calipers. The download the cage and download two parts from McMaster-Carr: (A) 10-32 x 1/2" Black-Oxide Alloy Steel FHCS, and (B) 10-32 x 3/8" Black-Oxide Alloy Steel FHCS. The longer screws go through the thicker plates (the side plates). Does your cage fit together?

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6 June 2015: Sheet Metal (and Weldments)

We'll go over the basic sheet metal tools used in robotics (sheet metal is not on the CSWA) plus a little on weldments. The practice project is to design your own battery box in-context on a weldment. We'll discuss design intent and modeling execution. Download the File:CSWA-SheetmWeldmPrac-skm.zip.
We'll also introduce the FRC summer design challenge and go over the real CSWA plus test taking tips. Students are asked to take the full-length practice test the week of 6 June - 12 June and come prepared to discuss their answers and though processes.

If you need a battery for your battery box, click here.

In the beginner class, we'll start introduction to drafting.

Practice Half-Exam for 6 June through 13 June

The exam is in a Google Form located here. You'll want to set aside 1.5 hours to take it all. Download the parts for the assembly section first.

More on the CSWA Exam

Exam Details: The CSWA is a 3 hour computer-based exam. It includes 14 multiple choice and numerical answer questions that cover basic, intermediate, and advanced part modeling as well as assembly creation and basic drawing techniques. The minimum passing grade is 70%, and each question has no partial credit. You'll might use:

  1. Sketch entities & dimensions – lines, rectangles, circles, arcs, ellipses, centerlines
  2. Sketch tools (offset, convert, trim/extend) & relations (all)
  3. Boss and cut features – extrudes, revolves, sweeps, lofts
  4. Fillets and chamfers
  5. Linear, circular, and fill patterns
  6. Feature conditions – start and end
  7. Mass properties & materials
  8. Inserting & mating components - coincident, parallel, perpendicular, tangent, concentric, distance, angle
  9. Reference geometry – planes, axis, coordinate systems
  10. Drawing views & annotations

More Practice Problems:

  1. Basic Part Modeling
  2. Intermediate Part Modeling
  3. Advanced Part Modeling
  4. Integrated Part Modeling (different problem)

There's also a Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam, which covers slightly more material at a much lower time limit.