Lesson 3: Assemblies in 3D Modeling



In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of Assemblies in 3D Modeling. An instructional video is included in the resources to demonstrate how they can 'assemble' their puzzle pieces digitally, in order to be certain that their puzzle will actually fit together before they output their drawings to a 3D Printer. The students will again have guided practice lab session using the 3D modleing software to create these assemblies.

Lesson Time

2 - 3 class periods
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 11

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (9)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn to make an 3D assembly of their puzzle pieces in 3D modeling software. In this example AUTODESK INVENTOR is used.
  • Students will learn to open an assembly drawing, draw parts in the assembly environment, and use: mate, angle, tangent, and insert constraints to assemble their puzzle pieces.

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