• DDP -  ECC: DF 230, Introduction to Solidworks




    Course Syllabus


    A:  Unit Code and Course Title - 

                Iroquois Central School District: 9141-A2, DDP ECC, Spring

                ECC: DF 230, Introduction to Solidworks     

          Duration of Instructional Period: This class has 60 minutes periods and meets 4 classes per week for 20 weeks.

          Campus and Location: Iroquois Central School District – High School Building


    B:  Curriculum/Program:  2202Computer-Aided Drafting/Design Technology

          Instructor Name: Rico Ruffino


    C:  Contacting the Instructor –

                Campus and Office Number: Iroquois Central School District – High School Building

                Instructor Phone: 716-652-3000 ext: 7159

                Department Secretary Phone: 716-652-3000 ext: 7159

                Email: rrufffino@iroquoiscsd.org

                Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 2:45 pm


    1. Catalog Description: An introduction to drafting and modeling software for

          development of working drawings, which detail the manufacturer and assembly of mechanical components and devises.  The course includes instruction for preparing both virtual and actual presentations utilizing printers and plotters.

          Iroquois Central School District Credit: 5 Technology or Art

          ECC - Academic Credit Hours:  2

                            Contact Hours:  4



    1. Suggested Text/Course Materials: Digital Material

    Introducing Solidworks - https://my.solidworks.com/solidworks/guide/SOLIDWORKS_Introduction_EN.pdf

          Solidworks Advanced Techniques –



    F:  Library Resources:

    • Use the internet for manufacture’s specifications of components and technical information.
    • Resource Guide (Lib Guide)


    G-1.     Course Outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Model reasonably complex mechanical parts using a solid modeling tool.
    2. Create assemblies and drawings from solid models.
    3. Create a list of manufacturing and other economic design considerations when creating models.
    4. Explain the uses of solid modeling in mechanical engineering.
    5. Use the computer in all aspects of the mechanical design process.


    G-2.     Program Competencies:

    Upon graduation with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design, the graduate will be able to:

    • PC 1: Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the latest 2D and 3D CAD design software and equipment.
    • PC 2: Demonstrate knowledge of design techniques and principals involved in the production of technical plans, drawings, and models.
    • PC 3: Create accurate detailed drawings using CAD design software and equipment.
    • PC 4: Demonstrate critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills to preform effectively as a design drafter.
    • PC 5: Solve engineering and design problems by applying fundamental knowledge of engineering concepts and manufacturing processes.


    1. Grade:

    The final grade will be determined using rubrics and the following weights: 

    • Projects = 40%
    • Classwork = 30%
    • Participation / Attendance = 30%


    1. Student Learning:


                K1.Evaluation of Student Learning: Grades will be determined by completion of assigned labs & class projects.


                K2. Assessment of Student Learning: Final project/Rubric


    1. Attendance Requirement (as per Iroquois Central School District policy):

          Students are strongly encouraged to attend each class. Students are also graded on participation.


    1. Classroom Expectations:

    The following guidelines will create a safe and creative learning environment for all student to thrive.


            Student Expectation:

    • To come to class on time.
    • To be attentive and engaged in class.
    • To refrain from using laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices during class.
    • To spend an adequate amount of time on the work each week, making an effort to solve and understand each problem.
    • To engage with both the abstract and computational sides of the material.
    • To seek help when appropriate.


    1. Topical Outline:


    1          Projects A - H                                                                                    Weeks: 1-6

    1. System Options                                   A. Standard Prop
    2. User Interface                                     B. Pusher Prop
    3. File Management                                 C. Brushless Motors
    4. View Orientation                                  D. Motor Mount, E. Landing Gear
    5. Boom
    6. Assembly Modeling Approach                G. Main Body
    7. Smart Mates                                        H. Electronic Speed Controller


    2          Projects I - M                                                                                    Weeks: 7-10

    1. Fundamentals of Drawing                      I. Flight Controller
    2. Title Block                                          J. GPS
    3. Dimensioning                                       K. Receiver
    4. Additional Views                                  L. Antenna, M. Battery


    3          Projects N - R                                                                                    Weeks: 11-16

    1. Extrude Features                                 N. Battery Monitor
    2. Revolve Features                                O. Gimbal
    3. Custom Toolbars                                 P. Gimbal Motor
    4. Datum Features                                  Q. Gimbal Controller Unit
    5. Engineering Features                           R. Camera
    6. Midterm Project - TBA


    4          Projects S - U                                                                                     Weeks: 17-18

    1. Sweep Features                                   S. Sensors, T. Collision Avoidance


    1.  Loft Features                                      U. Assembly Part 1


    5          Project V                                                                                            Weeks: 19-20

    1. Top-Down Assembly                             V. Assembly Part 2
    2. Final Project - TBA