Design Modeling with SolidWorks 2007

Out of Print
Published April 12, 2007
234 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-349-2


Design Modeling with SolidWorks 2007 is an introduction to the use of computers, software, and solid modeling concepts to create three-dimensional computer models as an integral part of the design process. In particular, it is an introduction to the design software SolidWorks, a computer-aided design package that uses a variation of solid modeling called parametric modeling.

This book was written with the intention of helping students become comfortable working in 3-D. It is intended to help readers understand the basic concepts of 3-D modeling. It is an attempt to illustrate the 3-D computer model database at the core of the design process and 2-D views (drawings) as a by-product of the modeling process. It covers only the very basic modeling tools in SolidWorks -enough to allow students to create the geometry of some realistic components and assemblies, but nowhere near a comprehensive exposure to all the capabilities of the software. Most chapters begin with a quick introduction to general modeling concepts and then illustrate how those concepts are implemented in SolidWorks. End-of-chapter exercises are provided for practice in using the software and to further the understanding of particular modeling concepts.

Features include:

  • An emphasis on 3-D modeling characteristics and concepts including
    -modeling methods and corresponding model definitions
    -coordinate systems
    -geometric analysis
    -parametric and feature-based modeling
    -the 3-D and 2-D conversion for documentation
  • a variety of step-by-step Solid Works examples to illustrate basic concepts and the tools for applying them
  • end-of-chapter exercises on both concepts and software that vary from simple to challenging

Table of Contents

  1. Computers in Design
  2. Working with a 3-D model
  3. Parametric Modeling Tools I
  4. Documentation I
  5. Parametric Modeling Tools II
  6. Creating an Assembly
  7. Parametric Modeling Tools III
  8. Documentation II


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