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.


  • 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.


  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.


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

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