Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2009

Out of Print
Published June 3, 2009
302 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-513-7


The purpose of Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2009 is to help the readers learn the basic concepts of SolidWorks and good solid modeling practices in an easy to follow guide. It is intended for the new SolidWorks user, users with experience in different CAD systems, and as a teaching aid in classroom training. After completing the exercises in this book, the student will have a good understanding of the SolidWorks interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing by completing a project designing all the components, their 2D drawings and assembly drawing with Bill of Materials. The book is focused on the processes to complete a certain task, instead of focusing on individual operations, which are generally simple enough to learn. The author has strived hard to include both the commands required in the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) test as listed on the SolidWorks website as well as many additional commands readers will find important.

New features for 2009

The SolidWorks 2009 edition of this book has been expanded and includes three new chapters with more than 70 new pages of content. This new content covers some of the new features of SolidWorks 2009 as well as the sweep and loft commands, interference detection, analysis using SimulationXpress, and how to collaborate with other people using eDrawings.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The SolidWorks Interface
  3. Part Modeling
  4. Detail Drawing
  5. Sweep: Cup and Bottle
  6. Assembly Modeling
  7. Analysis: SimulationXpress
  8. Collaboration: eDrawings
  9. Final Comments

Product Details

Published June 3, 2009
302 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-513-7 | ISBN 10: 1585035130
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Books > CAD > SOLIDWORKS > 2009