Siemens Solid Edge Sketching Fundamentals

STEM to STEAM - Creating Artistic Patterns & Designs with Siemens Solid Edge CAD
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At the end of my course students will be able to recognize and create artistic 2D shapes and patterns. These 2D sketches will form the foundation for the follow-up class that introduces students to 3D artistic Mechanical design.

Requirements

  • Before starting this course you will need to download the free academic version of the Siemens Solid Edge software. See the instructions under Section 01 for directions. You will need a decent PC to run the software - a modern graphics card and a minimum of 4GB of RAM recommended.

Description

  This curriculum will open your eyes to a new world of amazing patterns, shapes & artistic designs. In effect this introduction to STEM is a collision of art, engineering & math.  The format is open ended, creative & challenging; a practical, easy to follow cookbook approach to developing spatial thinking.  You are free to work at your own pace, improving your skills independently of classroom pressures.  To create 3D printed parts you need to be able to create 3D parts.  To create 3D parts you need to know how to create 2D sketches.  This class teaches you how to create 2D sketches from an artistic angle. The Siemens Solid Edge software download is free to all students and is similar to Solidworks, Blender and Autodesk Inventor.

Who this course is for:

  • This class is a 2D introduction to 3D mechanical CAD and geared towards students interested in artistic patterns and creative thinking.

Course content

1 section102 lectures2h 21m total length
  • Introduction - What You Need to Get Started
    00:52
  • 001 Getting Started with Basic Shapes
    02:21
  • 002 - Drawing Lines and Adding Constraints
    03:32
  • 003 - Equal Constraint
    03:56
  • 004 - Horizontal and Vertical Constraints (The PLUS Sign)
    02:30
  • 005 - Centering Geometry using Constraints
    01:44
  • 006 - Drawing a Red Cross Shaped Sign
    02:46
  • 007 - Drawing the Cross Shape Using an Easier Approach
    02:34
  • 008 - Trimming Lines to Create a Weave
    01:46
  • 009 - Adding Color or a Crosshatch to the Weave
    01:57
  • 010 - Using Constraints to Create an Equilateral Triangle
    02:11
  • 011 - Understanding the Tangent Constraint
    02:44
  • 012 - Adding a Concentric Relationship
    02:32
  • 013 - Understanding the Parallel Relationship
    02:17
  • 014 - Creating and Constraining a Truss Shape
    02:40
  • 015 - Manipulating Constraints
    02:28
  • Quiz 01
    00:00
  • Quiz 02
    00:00
  • 016 - Adding Dimensions to Triangles of All Sizes
    00:56
  • 017 - Adding Dimensions to Rectangles of All Sizes
    00:42
  • 018 - Polygon by Center Command
    02:00
  • 019 - Is a Triangle Inside a Square an Equilateral Triangle?
    01:37
  • 020 - Is a Triangle Inside a Hexagon or Pentagon Equilateral?
    01:23
  • 021 - Experimenting with Equilateral Triangles
    03:09
  • 022 - Using Circles to Draw a Hexagon and Pentagon Shapes
    01:56
  • 023 - Creating a Pentagon Mask
    03:20
  • 024 - Finding the Area of a Closed Sketch
    02:13
  • 025 - Which Shape had the Largest Area?
    00:43
  • Quiz 03
    00:00
  • Quiz 05
    00:00
  • Quiz 07
    00:00
  • Quiz 14
    00:00
  • 026 - Pythagoras Theorum - (Only true for right angled triangles?)
    02:48
  • 027 - Verifying Pythagoras Theorum
    00:39
  • 028 - Which Horizontal Line is Longer?
    00:41
  • 029 - Which Triangles and Right Angle Triangles?
    00:27
  • 030 - Identifying the Easiest Way to Draw a Star Shape
    01:28
  • 031 - Finding the Area and Length of the Star Shape
    00:47
  • Quiz 10
    00:00
  • 032 - Using a "Scaffold" and Trim to Find the Easiest Way to Create a Sketch
    01:13
  • 033 - Finding the Easiest Way to Create Interesting Shapes
    01:51
  • 034 - Using a Cube and Circles to Create the Shape of a Leaf
    01:21
  • 035
    01:02
  • 036
    01:11
  • Quiz 08
    00:00
  • Quiz 04
    00:00
  • 037
    00:29
  • 038
    01:36
  • 039
    02:32
  • 040
    02:30
  • 041
    00:58
  • 042
    01:13
  • 043
    01:27
  • 044
    01:26
  • Quiz 06
    00:00
  • 045
    01:45
  • 046
    01:24
  • 047
    02:46
  • Quiz 11
    00:00
  • 048
    02:45
  • Quiz 12
    00:01
  • 049
    01:47
  • 050
    01:55
  • 051
    01:17
  • Quiz 17
    00:00
  • 052
    01:39
  • 053
    01:08
  • 054
    00:57
  • 055
    02:06
  • 056
    01:23
  • 057
    01:37
  • Quiz 09
    00:00
  • 058
    01:53
  • 059
    01:00
  • 060
    00:46
  • 061
    00:57
  • 062
    01:55
  • 063
    01:14
  • 064
    02:04
  • 065
    01:13
  • Quiz 13
    00:00
  • 066
    02:20
  • 067
    02:19
  • 068
    01:43
  • 069
    02:16
  • Quiz 16
    00:00
  • 070
    01:17
  • 071
    02:30
  • 072
    02:46
  • 073
    03:01
  • 074
    01:43
  • 075
    03:08
  • 076
    01:58
  • Quiz 20
    00:00
  • Quiz 21
    00:00
  • Quiz 22
    00:00
  • Quiz 23
    00:00
  • Quiz 24
    00:00
  • Quiz 25
    00:00
  • Quiz 26
    00:00
  • Quiz 27
    00:00
  • Quiz 28
    00:00

Instructor

Mechanical Engineering and 3D Design
John Devitry
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John Devitry a Research Fellow at the Center of Space Engineering - Utah State University 2015 - 2019. From 2004 – 2015 John taught the introductory classes for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at USU while also working as the CAD Administrator at Space Dynamics Laboratory – the research arm of USU.

Over the years John has developed a unique and compelling approach to teaching mechanical engineering and 3D design, introducing the concept of Conceptual Design Blending as a way to facilitate creative thinking with engineering graphics students.  

Earlier is his career John worked for 3D Systems, promoting rapid prototyping and rapid tooling technologies visiting hundreds of leading design and manufacturing companies around the world. He holds 3 patents developing the product from concept to market, selling the patent rights to independent investors. John enjoys writing and has published 3 articles in BYU Studies.   Education: 1986 – 1990 Brigham Young University Provo, UT. Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering