SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2010 - Computers - 700 pages
The only continuous, step-by-step tutorial for SolidWorks

SolidWorks is a 3D CAD manufacturing software package that has been used to design everything from aerospace robotics to bicycles. This book teaches beginners to use SolidWorks through a step-by-step tutorial, letting you build, document, and present a project while you learn.

Tools and functionality are explained in the context of professional, real-world tasks and workflows. You will learn the essential functions and gain the skills to use the software at once.

  • SolidWorks is a popular design software for manufacturing, and this book introduces it in the context of actually creating an object
  • Begins with an overview of SolidWorks conventions and the interface
  • Explains how to create models and drawings, create a revolved part and subassembly, and model parts within a subassembly
  • Explores modification capabilities and drawing and Bill of Materials templates
  • Moves on to top-level assembly models and drawings, Toolbox components and the Design Library, mates, export and printing capabilities, and creating renderings
  • Includes a glossary, a foreword from the SolidWorks product manager, and downloadable tutorial files

SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required quickly turns beginners into confident users of SolidWorks.

 

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Contents

Becoming Familiar with SolidWorks
1
Use the CommandManager
17
Learning the Basics
49
Creating Your First Part
81
Creating Your First Drawing
149
Creating a Revolved Part
201
Creating a Subassembly
233
Creating a Simple Assembly Drawing
263
Making Modifications
363
Part 1
387
Part 2
411
Making the TopLevel Assembly Drawing
447
Sharing Your Documents with Others
465
Part 1
485
Part 2
509
Creating Simple Stunning Renderings
545

Creating a More Complex Part Model
289
Create a Swept Feature
296
Modeling Parts Within an Assembly
329
Glossary
569
Index
585
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About the author (2010)

Alex R. Ruiz is a Certified SolidWorks Professional and engineering manager for a leading medical device manufacturer. He designs new products and trains and supports over 100 SolidWorks users. Alex has close ties to the SolidWorks development team and is very well known in the SolidWorks community as "the SolidWorks geek," which is the name of his blog (www.TheSWGeek.com).

Gabi Jack is a Certified SolidWorks Professional and mechanical engineer who maintains a popular blog about solid modeling, design, and engineering (www.GabiJack.com).

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