SolidWorks For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2011 - Computers - 384 pages
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Whether itís your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or youíre switching to SolidWorks from something else, youíre probably excited about what this CAD program has to offer. † Chances are, you figure itís going to take awhile to get the hang of it before you can begin cranking out those perfectly precise 3D designs. SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you dramatically shorten that get-acquainted period!

SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you get up and running quickly on the leading 3D technical drawing software. Youíll see how to set up SolidWorks to create the type of drawings your industry requires and how to take full advantage of its legendary 3D features. Youíll discover how to:

  • Work with virtual prototypes
  • Understand the user interface
  • Use templates and sketch, assemble, and create drawings
  • Automate the drawing process
  • Review drawings and collaborate with other team members
  • Define and edit sketches
  • Create dimensions and annotations
  • Print or plot your drawings
  • Leverage existing designs

Sample files on the bonus CD-ROM show you how to apply the latest version of SolidWorks and accomplish specific tasks. Even if youíre brand-new to CAD software, SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will have you feeling like a pro in no time. Youíll find youíve entered a whole new dimension.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  

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Good Book for Starters. We, at EGS India, recommend this book for all beginners who want to learn SolidWorks and use it effectively.

Contents

Introduction
1
Beginning the SolidWorks Journey
7
Taking Control of SolidWorks
19
Building Blocks for the Virtual Prototype
43
Design Intent and the Virtual Prototype
57
Design Intent and the Virtual Prototype 57 Chapter 4 Do What I Mean Not What I Sketch
59
Making Better Parts
83
Putting It All Together
115
Leveraging Your Existing Designs
229
Printing and Plotting
245
Playing Nicely with Others
255
Collaborating with Team Members
265
Viewing and Reviewing Documents
285
Ten Tips for Becoming More Proficient with SolidWorks
301
Ten Ways to Extend and Reuse Your Design Information 311 Chapter 17 Ten Resources for the SolidWorks Community
321
About the CD
331

The Devils in the Drawing Details
151
Speeding It Up Automating the Drawing
195
Changes Changes Changes
211

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About the author (2011)

Greg Jankowski is the Customer Satisfaction Manager at SolidWorks corporation. He is a veteran (translation: been doing this longer than he cares to admit) in the CAD industry with experience using SolidWorks, ProEngineer, and Computervision CAD systems in a variety of mechanical design and developmental positions. Greg was the Principal at CIMCO, a SolidWorks Solution Partner since SolidWorks 95.
Greg is the author of the book SolidWorks for AutoCAD Users and the e-book Exploring SolidWorks. In addition, he authored and developed the SolidWorks workstation benchmark. He is also the author of the Cadalyst magazine column ďSolid ThinkingĒ and is a regular columnist for the SolidWorks Express newsletter.

Richard Doyle is the User Community Coordinator at SolidWorks, responsible for helping SolidWorks user groups grow and thrive. A SolidWorks user since 1997, Richard has 29 years of experience in the field of mechanical drafting and design, including 22 years spent working with CAD. As one of the original founding members of the SolidWorks User Group Network (SWUGN) committee, Richard has spent a good deal of time helping to keep SolidWorks users informed and educated and enjoying the benefits of working with 3D CAD.

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