Can I find any drawings here on grabcad?
I work as a highschool teacher, teaching cad in solidworks. I would like to find some drawings on models/products that I can inspect and maybe modify and give to my students. For exampel maybe an engine with drawings, is there drawings and where can I find them?
Of course you can find a lot of drawings here. Unfortunately, there is no separate section for 2D Drawings as of now. You can go to my profile and check out the drawings for a 7 Cylinder Radial Engine. That is an excellent exercise for learners as you have to fill in some dimensions yourself and think a bit about modelling from scratch to make the final assembly easier.
Most of my projects are with drawings.
Here is another thread with lot of 2D Drawing links:
I have attached some additional files for useful practice.
Hope that helps.
How about making the class more "real world".
Start by having everyone make the same basic models to get the sketch, extrude, cut, detail procedure down.
Then choose a project like an engine, but split it up into the component parts. Then students will work on a single piece, or multiple pieces. At the end, an assembly is made.
Are all of the parts there? Everything at the right scale/units? Do all of the holes line up? Any interference? ...etc.
I think there would be a great benefit to seeing that the work they produce goes on to another step. Mistakes, and "good enoughs" might work for one offs, but having a team requirement really means everyone has to produce perfect parts (not just their best).