SolidWorks 2007 Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2007 - Computers - 1074 pages
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"The most complete resource for SolidWorks on the market. Matt Lombard's in-depth knowledge plus his snappy wit and wisdom make SolidWorks accessible to users at all levels."
— Mike Sabocheck, Territory Technical Manager, SolidWorks Corporation

The most comprehensive single reference on SolidWorks

Whether you're a new, intermediate, or professional user, you'll find the in-depth coverage you need to succeed with SolidWorks 2007 in this comprehensive reference. From customizing the interface to exploring best practices to reinforcing your knowledge with step-by-step tutorials, the techniques and shortcuts in this detailed book will help you accomplish tasks, avoid the time-consuming pitfalls of parametric design, and get a firm handle on one of the leading 3D CAD programs on the market.

  • Customize the user interface and connect hotkeys to macros
  • Create sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings

  • Build intelligence into parts

  • Work with patterns, equations, and configurations

  • Learn multibody, surface, and master model techniques

  • Write, record, and edit Visual Basic® macros

Design with advanced 3D features

Increase speed and efficiency with subassemblies

Use multibody models to their full potential

What's on the CD-ROM?

The CD includes all the parts, assemblies, drawings, and examples you need to follow the tutorials in each chapter. You'll also find finished models, templates, and more.

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements

 

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Contents

Navigating the SolidWorks Interface
19
Getting Started with SolidWorks
73
Working with Sketches
111
Creating Simple Parts Assemblies and Drawings
147
Getting More from Your Sketches
181
Choosing a Feature Type
205
Filleting
231
Patterning and Mirroring
277
Making Smart Components
577
Creating Drawings
591
Working with Drawing Views
615
Using Annotations and Symbols
651
Using Symbols
663
Working with Tables and Drawings
687
Using Layers Line Fonts and Colors
713
Using Advanced Techniques
725

Mirroring in 3D
296
Using Equations
303
Working with Part Configurations
317
Editing and Evaluation
347
Working with Assemblies
389
Using Subassemblies
398
Getting More from Mates
413
Working with Advanced Mate Types
423
Assembly Configurations and Display States
439
Component Patterns
465
Modeling in Context
475
Creating and Using Libraries
501
Comprehending Toolbox
515
Working with Library Features
549
Using Smart Components
571
Creating Multibodies
745
Summary
760
Tutorial
788
Summary
796
Working with Master Model Techniques
804
Working with Specialized Functionality
811
Using the Insert Bends Method for Sheet Metal Parts
851
Using Weldments
865
Creating and Using Macros
895
Appendixes
907
Tools Options
931
Finding Help
1007
Whats on the CDROM
1015
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About the author (2007)

Matt Lombard is an independent SolidWorks consultant. Because of his popularity with SolidWorks user groups and through his SolidWorks Web site and online forums, Matt has built a reputation as a go-to resource for everything SolidWorks. He serves on the SolidWorks User Group Network committee.

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