Learning SolidWorks

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Computers - 220 pages
For courses where SolidWorks is used. Basing its instruction on the design of a pizza cutter, this text walks you through techniques in modeling, assembly, and creation of working drawings moving from basic to more advanced design techniques. The text is heavily illustrated with screen captures and sample drawings and includes end-of-chapter modeling problems for further practice. - A progressive self-learning method is used to effectively teach the basics of SolidWorks as well as advanced solids modeling concepts, allows students to work through the book at their own pace with little need for formal instruction. - Each chapter begins with an overview and a list of objectives. - Special boxes describe advanced capabilities of SolidWorks or explain useful modeling or engineering concepts, gives students the options to explore alternative approaches or concepts. - Nearly all of SolidWorks capabilities and functions are explained and utilized, trains students to be proficient users of SolidWorks upon completion of the book.

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Getting Started in SolidWorks
The Pizza Cutter

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Richard M. Lueptow is the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He has five patents and over 40 refereed journal and proceedings papers along with many other articles, abstracts, and presentations.

Michael Minbiole studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and works at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector. He thanks his parents, Patti and Paul, for their unwavering support and love. He thanks Rich Lueptow for the opportunity to work with him on this project.

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