When students submit drawings is there simple/quick way to check and evaluate drawings?
I don't think there is a simple/quick way if you want to evaluate the dwg correctly
when dealing which tolerances, you need to open assembly and see how parts are fitted together
Have a list of things to check and assign point for each?
You can take a page from the CSW exam and look at mass/ wight on a drawing. at the very least that could separate the winners from the ones you need to take a closer look at
More details from you would help us to tell you what to expect.
Are they to make a part and then a drawing (2D) of that part, dimension, 3 or more views, borders, title blocks, text....
So many possibilities.
Are they just to make the part ? You could then do as Justin Pires said., but you should look at how they model the part, features used ... again- so many possibilites.
Is this an orientation class or a beginners class or higher?
It seems you were thrown into teaching this class - what is your background in SolidWorks or other 3D Cad or 2D cad?
Rick you hit the nail on the head. I am an Earth Science teacher that got tapped to teach a very simple intro to engineering course which I have been doing for over a decade now. Two years ago I was told that I was going to be given another engineering course that would center around solidworks. I told them that I had never used the program but they replied that they were sure I would figure it out. Last year was the first full year and I was depressingly terrible at it but I did learn as I worked alongside the kids. Anyway it is an intro course with a wide range of computer abilities in the class. Basically I’m just a warm body in the room with little skill in the platform. I want the kids to get value form it and some are figuring it out quickly while others, not so well. So I will gladly take any advice and tips from any and all.
Work through the tutorials a few times before class so you feel like you have a leg up on the students. Between "Getting Started" and "Basic Techniques" you should be able to hit the ground running and learn the kids a thing or two
Do you have a LinkedIN Pro account?
If yes, you can go in an look at quite a list of SOLIDWORKS training courses.
The best ones to start would be the Essentials courses.SOLIDWORKS 2019 Essential Training (if your not a pro member - looks like there is a 1 month free trial period - not sure what it gives you but worth looking at.
Since you are Teaching- am I correct that you would have Student Licenses available to you and your students?
If yes, SOLIDWORKS has training courses on the SOLIDWORKS web site. I am not sure, but I believe these are accessible with a student license.
You can also find out who / Where the local VAR (Value Added Reseller) for your area is and they may be able to help you some for some basic information or services they might help you with. I don't think they will be able to do too much since they are in the business of selling and supporting the customers they sell to, but they might be able to do some or point you in a direction.
You can also find the local SOLIDWORKS USER GROUP for your area and go to their meetings and you might find additional information there also.
SolidWorks User Group Network (use this link to find your local group).
What grade level is this (Grade school, High school, college...).
Engineering, Mechanical, and/or Electrical drawings are not art - but they can be beautiful.
However, I think the first thing to consider is ease of interpretation. Is the drawing cluttered? If one's brain has to dance around a mess of dimensions and lines, the the brain will be easily confused misread. Crossing lines only where it needs to be and is otherwise impractical, and etc.
The next is whether the information is accurate and complete.
Everything is defined and thoroughly accounted for with specification.
Is there duplicated information or conflicting information on a print.
If dimensions are real or edited?
We all could go on and on...
If you Attach an example file here - I will explain how I would grade it.
That means you say there is no standard method. It is up to individual person.
J. Mather wrote: If you Attach and example file here - I will explain how I would grade it.
J. Mather wrote:
If you Attach and example file here - I will explain how I would grade it.
1st I would do as he says. But what have they been taught and what should they know would be a good starting point.
Here in California, just add a happy face and give everyone an "A".
YES! I've been patiently waiting for someone to dip into sarcasm lake. I was thinking Gold Star for wanting to show up, two if you made it to class, 3 if you thought about participating and 4 with highlighter underline if you turned something in. No five though, no one can count that high.
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