Think. Make. Improve. IIS Perlasca Italy Students Learn By Doing with SOLIDWORKS


One year ago, IIS Perlasca established a partnership project with Nuovamacut, SOLIDWORKS reseller in Brescia, Italy.  In Brescia and surrounding areas, SOLIDWORKS has a very strong presence with manufacturing companies.  Nuovamacut also works with these companies that require qualified graduates and highly skilled employees to design and manufacture the latest SOLIDWORKS-based products in Italy and export throughout the world.

IIS Perlasca was invited to be a featured speaker at this year’s annual SOLIDWORKS Launch event, Nuovamacut Live, which took place on November 3rd 2015 in Bologna.

Alessandro Tornincasa proposed IIS Perlasca to prepare a video for Nuovamacut Live.  Over 1600 SOLIDWORKS users and partners attended the event, that included DS SOLIDWORKS CEO, Gian Paolo Bassi.

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The video, which contains English subtitles,  shows how SOLIDWORKS has positively impacted teaching at IIS Perlasca, which is based on learning by doing, and the concept of Think, Make, Improve and sharing knowledge with others.

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Instructor, Prof. Simone Orio favors communication and exchange between students, allowing them to conceive an idea, make changes to design based on trial and error, and allow students to mutual collaborate in order to correct mistakes.

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Students designed the entire video storyboard, interviewed teachers and fellow 12th grade (final year) students in the classroom and in the manufacturing areas.

The video involved students attending Mechanical Drafting and mechatronics classes, and most importantly graphic design students that created the complete production, including videos, choosing audio,  graphics, and final editing.

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Prof. Fabio Caruccio states “If I had to explain what we can do with SOLIDWORKS in one phrase, I would say that SOLIDWORKS lets the student pass from a passive state to an active state: he doesn’t learn how to answer questions, but he’s the one who is asking questions, and this is the fundamental point and added value given by the SOLIDWORKS Educaton Edition program.  I think being a SOLIDWORKS CSWA Academic provider is important because we can stimulate our students by putting them to the test and having them improve their skills. This area is full of companies using SOLIDWORKS who are looking for skilled users: with CSWA they can stand out of the crowd when sending out their resume”.

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SOLIDWORKS Education Edition program allows us to be current on the last technological trends and improve our teaching as required by the latest regulations in Italy.

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Thank you Alessandro, Professor Caruccio, Professor Orio and IIS Perlasca students for sharing with the SOLIDWORKS Community.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard