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CAD Department



DMT 60A (Beginning) & 61A (Intermediate) (formerly CDI 60, CDI 61)

Software: SolidWorks 2015
Fall CAD classes begin Monday Sept. 21st, 2015
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CAD classes available as distance learning option "TBA". Distance Learning information.
In Fall 2015 the "CAD" program will transform and be known as the Design and Manufacturing Technologies Department "DMT"; encapsulating high end CAD design, CAM,  CNC & Manufacturing Technology.


The required SolidWorks software is available as a FREE downloads to our enrolled students.


DMT 60A -Solidworks (Beginning): (formerly CDI 60)

SLO Assessment Parameters and rubric (how and what you are graded on)

Text Book for Fall 2015 & Winter 2016:

Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2015


Class outlines: (basic info)

DMT 60A  SolidWorks  (Beginning) 

Instructor:  Paul Klingman




DMT 61A -Solidworks (Intermediate): (formerly CDI 61)

SLO Assessment Parameters and rubric (how and what you are graded on)


Text Book for Fall 2015 & Winter 2016:

Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2014


Class outlines: (basic info)

DMT 61A  SolidWorks  (Intermediate) 


Instructor:  Paul Klingman




Legacy Video Lectures on 3CMedia

DMT 62A -Solidworks (Advanced): (formerly CDI 62)


Text Book:

SolidWorks 2015 Part II - Advanced Techniques



Instructor:  Paul Klingman



FREE Supplemental class material.

Engineering Graphics and Design: With Graphical Analysis  

By Louis Gary Lamit





SOLIDWORKS World: Solution to Model Mani


ThinkEDU - Academic Software Discounts! - CreationEngine.com


GoEngineer YouTube training

SolidWorks Student Edition Software

SolidWorks Quick Reference Guides


SolidWorks Educational Recourses


SolidWorks 1 Min. Tip


SolidWorks User Groups




De Anza CDI CAD Projects


More CAD info. at CAD-Resources.com


DeAnza is an official SolidWorks CSWA Provider:



What is SolidWorks?   What is parametric, feature-based modeling?




SolidProfessor available

for in class use only:

solidprofessorDe Anza College is an official

SolidWorks CSWA Provider:



DMT 60 Book:




       Also available in Google Play


DMT 61 Book:


Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2014 

       Also available in Google Play





Solidworks CDI classes textbooks www.schroff.com



Parametric feature based modeler 


Supplemental class material:

Engineering Graphics and



Other good Books from SDC:


Assembly Modeling with SolidWorks


Associate Exams: CSWA,



 Official Guide to Certified SolidWorks Associate Exams






Student Learning Outcome:  -  “SLO”   - 

Functioning as a designer using Pro/Engineer, the student will create an engineering document package which complies with industry-defined standards and shall include the following:

  • Components models using CAD design tools
  • Assemblies generated from multiple components
  • Engineering drawings from components and assemblies



 Other useful resources of interest.


Parametric Design - Chapter 5 from: Engineering Graphics and Design by Gary Lamit

What is parametric, feature-based modeling?  - Wikipedia

A good external SolidWorks Blog'

Silicon Valley SolidWorks User Group "SWUG

Tutorial Videos + GoEngineer YouTube Videos

TIPS FOR ENGINEERS Screencast Series - Excel

SolidWorks Tutorials @ SW Corp.

SolidWorks certifications We recommend completing “Official Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Examination Guide” before taking the test.

  • CSWPCertified SolidWorks Professional
  • CSWA Certified SolidWorks Associate

Surface info: -------------------

Video results for Solidworks Surfaces

Tutorial Videos

Simulation info: -------------------

A good external SolidWorks Simulation Blog

SolidWorks Design Validation page



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(CDI) CAD @ De Anza

Building: E35
Contact: Max J. Gilleland


Last Updated: 8/4/15