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Off Topic - Source for copyright free multiview drawings and/or solid models for education

brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 505 EDU
I have been using a Creo textbook to teach solid modeling (with Creo of course) for the past few years. I plan on using OS this semester instead due to the better handling of files between student team members and since it is platform agnostic. However, this leaves me in a bit of a position regarding a source for assignment exercises. I really should not use the drawings from the book since students will not need it. It seems that most drafting or CAD texts I look at seem to use the same (or nearly so) isometric drawings and mutliview drawings for their examples and exercises. Where do they get them? Does anybody know of a good source for such exercises that could be freely used.

I would love to use models/parts that have a context and have the students create all of the different parts as they learn about different features and then assemble them when all parts are finished. In fact, I would prefer this project-based method and would use it exclusively if I had enough small to medium sized assemblies that had different levels of complexity, required extrusions, revolves, holes, patterns, sweeps, etc to make all of the parts in an assembly set. I don't have any of the part or assembly models or drawings from my past life in the machine tool industry because they belonged to the company and customer. If any OS forum members had some good industry relevant parts/assemblies that would fit the bill I would love for you to share them with be, even if view only. I can recreate the part and assembly models myself and make drawings for the students to work from.



  • bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 373
    I will see if I can dig up any of my old examples. In the meantime, have you seen our instructors kit? https://www.onshape.com/edu/instructor-kit
    Engineer | Adventurer | Tinkerer
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  • brian_bradybrian_brady Member, Developers Posts: 505 EDU
    I will see if I can dig up any of my old examples. In the meantime, have you seen our instructors kit? https://www.onshape.com/edu/instructor-kit
    I downloaded it already. Looks good, but I will need more exercises for the students to practice and become skilled.
  • noanoa Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 141
    @brian_brady we are getting close to finishing up a full 12-week course curriculum with example assignments and assessments. I will post again here once it is ready, but if you'd like a sneak peak or give some early feedback, please pm me.

    Noa Flaherty / Customer Success / Onshape Inc.
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