Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2011 Level I

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SDC Publications, Mar 18, 2011 - Computers - 352 pages

 This book is intended to help new users to learn the basic concepts of SolidWorks and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide. It will be a great starting point for those new to SolidWorks or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as the user completes a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task.

At the end of this book, the user will have a fairly good understanding of the SolidWorks interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials.

The book is focused on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn.

The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SolidWorks Associate test as listed in the SolidWorks website, and some more.

SolidWorks is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The SolidWorks Interface
3
Part Modeling
9
The Housing
11
The Side Cover
71
The Top Cover
83
The Offset Shaft
105
The Worm Gear
125
The Worm Gear
229
The Worm Gear Shaft
239
Assembly Modeling
247
The Gear Housing Assembly
249
SmartMates
273
Fasteners
283
Configurations using Design Tables
291
Interference Detection
299

The Worm Gear Shaft
137
Sweep and Loft
143
Cup and Springs
145
Bottle
163
Detail Drawing
175
The Housing
177
The Side Cover
201
The Top Cover
211
The Offset Shaft
223
Exploded View
303
Assembly Drawing
309
SimulationXpress
317
eDrawings
337
Final Comments
341
Appendix
343
Index
351
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