MAE 2250 CAD Systems

Cornell MAE Department offers SolidWorks 2013-2014 for carrying out your design projects. While there are other CAD systems in use, MAE2250 will use SolidWorks to maintain compatibility among students and staff. Note that you may temporarily store files on some computers, however this storage is not backed up or guaranteed. Students are advised to keep secure copies of their project files.



The software's Help Menu lists several step-by-step tutorials. Do the first three first (parts, assemblies, drawings) then Animation and Photorealistic rendering. Others are optional, but good to know. For example, Finite Element analysis can be very useful.

On your own computer

A student version of Solidworks is available for purchase for use on your private computer.

Revised: January 03, 2014 .