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Completely automated grading of SOLIDWORKS part and rigid assembly files.

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Discover who likely shared files.

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Gain insight about your students' files.

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SOLIDWORKS Students improve their skills by practice! With Graderworks, you can assign lots of practice homeworks without worrying about spending hours grading each assignment!!

Graderworks software reads student's SOLIDWORKS files and compares them to rubric items which you generate. A single assignment can have several rubric items, and each rubric item requires the file path to the correctly built solution SOLIDWORKS model and how to grade the student's file.

Graderworks automatically identifies which file that a student submitted corrosponds to each rubric item, and then grades the file using the criteria that you set in the rubric item. Graderworks can even assign partial credit using an advanced geometric similarity algorithm.

The computed grades for each file and for the whole assignment are exported into easy to read formats. Graderworks will even automatically generate a filled out rubric for each student using Microsoft Word's mail merge feature. This allows you to email each student the filled our rubric so that they know how they preformed on each assignment.

Catch Plagiarism

Meta-data from the files is automatically analyzed to find suspicious files. You can customize the which combination of the following five checks to preform.

  1. Inconsistent “savedby” name. If one student submits several files, and the last “savedby” name is not the same for all the files.
  2. Duplicate “savedby” name. If two different students submit files with the same “savedby” name.
  3. Duplicate “creation date” for different users. It is unlikely (but not impossible) for two students to submit a file that was created at exactly the same day, hour, minute, and second.
  4. Creation date is less than two standard deviations from the average. Files that are old may be from the internet or a previous semester.
  5. Creation date is less than a specified date. By specifiying the last allowed as 3 monthes in the past, you can easily identify files that were likely created in a previous semester.

Gain Insight

Graderworks exports a weath of information to .csv files. Graderworks can even export feature information for every SOLIDWORKS file. Mass properties,meta-data, geometric similarity, and feature data are all exported to .csv files, and it is up to you to find creative ways to use the data. For example, by subtracting the "last saved date" from the "creation date" you can see how long a student spent on a file.

Rubric Criteria

Graderworks lets extracts data from hundreds or thousands of SOLIDWORKS files in a short amount of time. This data is used for automated grading based on the rubric items that you setup.

Grading Criteria include:

  • Volume
  • Material (based on the density) The CSWA grades files based on mass. Graderworks grades in a similar way since mass is a function of volume and material (density).
  • Shape. The mass migth be correct while the shape is wrong. Graderworks can determine if the student's file matches the solution's shape. This shape comparison can also be used to assign partial credit.
  • Center of Mass in X, Y, Z. The CSWA grades assemblies using the center of mass in a similar way as Graderworks.
  • Check for fully defined sketches Students often do not understand the importance of fully defining their sketches. With Graderworks, you can automatically check all sketches in part file to make sure they are fully defined.

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