Available as a download only
The new updated (November 2012) version of this resource will enable pupils to become familiar and competent at using
‘SolidWorks’ CAD software.
They will use CAD (Solidworks) to develop their designs
solution and be aware of the many advantages and dis-advantages that such
software has in the real world.
This book contains a number of projects suitable for Key
Stage 3 and as a revision guide for pupils in Key stage 4. It allows pupils to
quickly get up to speed with using such a complex piece of software and, most
importantly, allows them to become competent in designing better products.
Pupils will become familiar with the range of sketch tools
and features available. They will be shown step by step how to build a Frisbee,
Lego Block, Memory pen, IPOD Nano and a Digital camera. They will also be shown
how to assemble parts step-by-step.
The new version of this resource also includes two further projects to extend your pupils' skills - building a Die and a Child's Stacking Toy. After completing all seven projects they should be able to create something by themselves using the skills they have learnt from the book.