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Rapid Prototyping & 3D Design Beginner Certification

An approved Florida Digital Tool Certificate for the 2019-2020 school year, the "Rapid Prototyping & 3D Design Beginner" Certification is based on CAD and 3D Printing for tomorrow's workforce. Add this certification anywhere you would explore SolidWorks or Inventor or 3D Printing.

Digital literacy on this topic is crucial as the industry impact of those technologies now have implications in design, engineering, healthcare, fashion, manufacturing, and more. Two-Thirds of Manufacturers are using 3D printing with another 25% intending to add the technology. This certificate aims to measure a student’s ability to demonstrate introductory CAD literacy as well as introductory 3D skills.

Ideal for:

  • Classrooms currently using or planning to use SolidWorks, Inventor or 3D Printers

  • Programs/tracks leading to Engineering, Construction, Architecture, Design, and Manufacturing programs

  • Students wanting a foundation to proceed to SolidWorks or Autodesk CAPE Secondary Certifications

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A Florida Digital Tools Certificate for middle school students looking to demonstrate CAD Design and prototyping knowledge.

Digital Skill:
Presentations, including sound, motion, and color presentations

Now (Approved FL Digital Tool for 2019-2020)

Topics Assessed:
Digital Literacy in SolidWorks OR Inventor, 3D Design, Concepts in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing

Provider: Digital Quest

Exam Specifications:

  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Format: Multiple Choice, True False
  • Method: Paper Exam or Online
  • Time: 90 minutes; Extended 30 minutes can be allotted to requesting schools for students who meet district/state ADA eligibility
  • Proctored: Yes

Individual Cost: $38.00

Skills Measured:

Introductory SolidWorks/Inventor Skills (~80%):

  • Document Setup – Units and Dimension
  • Navigation – Viewing Parts
  • Sketch - lines, rectangles, circles, arcs
  • Features - extrude, revolve, drafts, pattern, shell, fillets/ chamfers
  • Dimensions & Relations
  • Changing materials
  • Assembly
  • Orientation – Origin, Axis, Faces
  • Drawings
  • STL Creation

3D Printing Skills and Concepts (~20%):

  • 3D Printer Input Concepts:
    • Part Resolution
    • Part Orientation
    • Infill and Support Materials
  • 3D Printer Output Concepts:
    • Part Finish
    • Part Strength
    • Build Time
    • Materials Used
  • 3D Printer Terms:
    • Printer Types by Material:
      • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)/Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
      • Polyjet
      • Stereolithography (SLA)
      • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
      • Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
    • Build Chamber/Build Volume
    • Stage
    • Printer Head
    • Heating Element

Sample Questions:

1. When beginning a part, your first sketch will begin at the:

  1. First Point
  2. Origin
  3. Plane
  4. Corner
Answer: b

2. When a designing a block in SolidWorks, you will most likely:

  1. Sketch a shape and then Extrude the sketch
  2. Extrude the part and then Sketch a shape
  3. Draw 6 sides creating a cube
  4. Draw 12 lines creating a cube
Answer: a

3. Which of the following is an additive process to create a 3-dimensional part from Inventor?

  1. CNC Machining
  2. Printing a Drawing
  3. 3D Printing
  4. Sawing a wood block
Answer: c

4. A printed design that uses 30% infill will have an interior volume that is

  1. 70% printed material and 30% empty space.
  2. 30% printed material and 70% empty space.
  3. 30% wall thickness.
  4. 30% of the layer height.
Answer: b

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