Solidworks 2013 Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2013 - Computers - 1296 pages
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A comprehensive resource packed with information for both beginners and advanced users

SolidWorks is the leading 3D solid modeling software used in computer-aided design. It's powerful but not simple. This complete guide introduces beginners to the software but then goes far beyond, covering numerous details that advanced users have requested. Beginners will learn not only how the software works but why, while more experienced users will learn all about search criteria, Pack-and-Go, other file management concepts, and much more. A valuable companion website contains before and after real-world parts and assemblies along with many example files used in the text. Additionally, the text of the book is augmented by video tutorials with author voice-over which can be found on the website.

  • SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and previous editions of this book have sold more than 33,000 copies
  • Covers necessary information to give beginners a solid foundation in the software, including part and assembly modeling and 2D drawing techniques
  • Addresses a wide range of advanced topics not treated in other books, including best practices, search criteria, Pack-and-Go, and other file management concepts
  • Includes tutorials on both beginning and advanced topics, with videos; sample part, assembly, and drawing files; and before-and-after example files available on the companion website

SolidWorks 2013 Bible is the ultimate resource on SolidWorks 2013, the book beginners can start with and advanced users will want to keep close at hand.

 

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Contents

Introducing SolidWorks Basics
1
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28
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32
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37
N S i E I
66
Introducing SoIidWorks Basics 1
67
Working with Sketches
69
Creating Simple Parts and Drawings
121
Editing Evaluating and Troubleshooting Assemblies
693
Summary
710
Working with Large Scale Design
713
Animating with the MotionManager
725
Animating with the MotionManager
727
Summary
759
Creating Drawings
761
Working with Drawing Views
789

Creating Simple Parts and Drawings
123
Using Visualization Techniques
157
Using Visualization Techniques
159
Building Intelligence into Your Parts
197
Modeling with Primary Features
235
Working with the Revolve feature
245
Selecting Secondary Features
297
Patterning and Mirroring
325
Using Equations
357
Working with Part Configurations
375
Working with Part Configurations 3 75
377
Editing Evaluating and Troubleshooting
415
Editing Evaluating and Troubleshooting
417
Working with Assemblies
457
Getting More from Mates
495
Patterning and Mirroring Components
525
Patterning and Mirroring Components
527
Working with Assembly Sketches and Layouts
539
Working with Assembly Sketches and Layouts
541
Using Assembly Tools
557
Using Libraries Assembly Features and Hole Wizard
581
Controlling Assembly Configurations and Display States
637
Controlling Assembly Configurations and Display States
639
Modeling in Context
655
Editing Evaluating and Troubleshooting Assemblies
691
Using Annotations and Symbols
827
Dimensioning and Tolerancing
847
Using Layers Line Fonts and Colors
873
Using Layers Line Fonts and Colors
875
Working with Tables and Drawings
887
Creating Assembly Drawings
911
Using Advanced and Specialized Techniques
935
Modeling MultiBodies
937
OXiV
971
Working with Surfaces
973
Employing Master Model Techniques
1003
Using SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tools
1017
Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
1069
Creating Weldments and Weldment Drawings
1081
Creating Weldments and Weldment Drawings
1083
Using Imported Geometry and Direct Editing Techniques
1115
Using Imported Geometry and Direct Editing Techniques
1117
Using SolidWorks Direct Edit Tools
1130
Using Plastic Features
1141
Using Mold Tools
1173
Summary
1194
Finding Help
1195
Whats on the Website
1201
Index
1205
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Matt Lombard is a mechanical engineer and an independent SolidWords consultant. Because of the popularity of his SolidWorks blog (dezignstuff) and his sessions at SolidWorks World, he has built a reputation as the go-to resource for everything SolidWorks.

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