• Blue Ridge Community College

    CAD 241 Sec. 90 Parametric Solid Modeling I

    Fall 2017


    Instructor’s Name: Thomas T. Verga           Phone :  540 245 5050

    Office Location: Classroom           BRCC E-Mail:ttv262@email.vccs.edu

    Office Hours: Before class           Personal E-Mail: tverga@augusta.k12.va.us



    Focuses on teaching students the design of parts by parametric solid modeling. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to, sketch profiles, geometric and dimensional constraints, 3-D features, model generation by extrusion, revolution and sweep, and the creation of 2-D drawing views that include sections, details and auxiliary.  Students will also be introduced to 3D printing.



    Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following drafting topics:

    Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following parametric solid modeling topics:

    Basic SolidWorks Operation 2D Sketching

    Smart Dimensioning and Geometric Relations Solid Modeling

    Extrude and Cut Revolve and Revolve Cut

    Fillet and Chamfer Helix and Spiral

    Hole Creation Rib and Shell

    Mirror and Pattern Drawings



    Attendance Policy: Punctuality and regular attendance are essential to the learning process. Should an occasion for tardiness or absence arise, the student should inform the instructor (in advance if possible). All makeup work for missed class time will be the responsibility of the student. Late assignments will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Any late work that is accepted will be subject to a reasonable penalty.


    Grade Determination:

    Grading Scale: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = below 60

    Gradable Content: Grades will be based on the point system. Grade points will be divided by total possible points to receive grades for the following:

    1. Attendance – 10% 4. Midterm – 10%

    2. Assignments – 20% 5. Participation- 10%

    3. Presentations – 25% 6. Final Exam/Project - 25%


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    "The functioning of an academic community depends on the integrity of all of its members. Blue

    Ridge Community College values truthfulness, respect for the property of others, and honesty in

    academic work." BRCC Honor Code: http://www.brcc.edu/Student/Catalog/academic/code.htm

    As a member of this community, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to the Honor Code. Violations include (but are not limited to) cheating on tests and quizzes, unauthorized collaboration on assignments, and plagiarism. Your instructor is the ultimate source of policy on individual assignments; please consult him or her if you have any questions or concerns about what is permitted. Violations of the Honor Code may result in a grade penalty and/or disciplinary action. For further information on your rights and responsibilities as a student, and the disciplinary guidelines and procedures, please consult the Student Handbook

    (http://www.brcc.edu/Student/Handbook/policy/rights.htm). For information on the grade appeal

    procedure,  please consult the Catalog (http://www.brcc.edu/Student/Catalog/academic/grades.htm).


    Email Correspondence: To protect your privacy, your business with Blue Ridge Community College is conducted only through your college-provided email account. Please use this account to contact your instructors, or when you are conducting other business with BRCC. Your instructors will use this address to contact you as well.



    If you have a disability for which you wish to be considered for an accommodation, please make an appointment with the Office of Disability Services located in the Houff Student Center.

    The purpose of providing accommodations is to ensure that students with disabilities are granted the opportunity to access programs and services offered by the college. Requested accommodations are considered on a case by case basis by the Coordinator of Disability Services, who works with faculty to ensure both access and academic standards are maintained. Students requesting services must meet with the Disability Services Coordinator and provide sufficient documentation of the disability prior to receiving accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive and do not result in modification of the essential academic elements of the course.

    V. TEXT:Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2015:

    A Multidisciplinary Curriculum for the first semester; Smith D,, Ramirez A, Schmitt, J.

    Course week



    Week 1

    Basic SolidWorks Operation   

    Operation of command ribbon, location of commands

    Week 2

    Solid Modeling

    Introduction to basic commands

    Week 3

    Extrude and Cut

    Use of Extrude and Cut commands

    Week 4

    Fillet and Chamfer

    Add fillets and chamfers to previous objects

    Week 5

    Mirror and Pattern

    Rectangular and Polar array

    Week 6

    Hole Creation

    Locate holes in previously created objects.

    Week 7

    Rib and Shell

    Create shelled object, add rib and boss.

    Week 8


    Mid semester Break

    Week 9

    Mid Term Exam

    Project 2 introduction

    Project 1 Wrap up

    Week 10


    Convert 3D Models to 2D drawings

    Week 11

    Smart Dimensioning and Geometric Relations

    Basic dimensioning operations

    Week 12

    Helix and Spiral

    Threads and fasteners

    Week 13


    Assembly drawing

    Week 14

    Choose assembly project

    Begin final project

    Week 15

    Assembly 3D project

    Lab time

    Week 16

    3D project

    Lab time

    Week 17

    Final Exam

    Project Due


    Academic Calendar


    • Labor Day (classes as scheduled/administrative offices closed): September 7

    • Fall Break (no classes): October 5-6

    • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes): November 25-27

    16 Week Session



    Classes Begin

    August 24

    Last Day to Add or Register/Change from Credit to Audit

    August 23

    Late Registration

    August 24-29

    Last Day to Drop with Refund

    September 10

    Last Day to Withdraw w/o Grade Penalty

    November 2

    Application Deadline for Fall Graduation

    November 15

    Classes End

    December 12

    Final Exams

    December 14-19

Last Modified on August 9, 2017