Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2014 - Level I

Parts, Assemblies, Drawings, PhotoView 360 and Simulation Xpress

Out of Print
Published February 26, 2014
576 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-841-1


Key Features

  • Designed to teach new users the basic concepts of SolidWorks and good solid modeling techniques
  • Uses a task oriented approach to learning SolidWorks
  • Focuses on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of individual commands
  • Includes video instruction
  • Covers commands found on the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam

In Detail

This book is intended to help new users learn the basic concepts of SolidWorks and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide that includes video instruction. It is a great starting point for those new to SolidWorks or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as the user completes a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task.

At the end of this book, you will have a fairly good understanding of the SolidWorks interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials.

The book focuses on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn.

The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SolidWorks Associate test as listed on the SolidWorks website, as well as several more.

SolidWorks is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands.

Now Includes Video Instruction

Each copy of this book now includes video instruction. In these videos the author provides a visual presentation of tutorials found in the book. The videos reinforce the steps described in the book by allowing you to watch the exact steps the author uses to complete the exercise.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The SolidWorks Interface
  3. Part Modeling
  4. Special Features: Sweep, Loft and Wrap
  5. Detail Drawing
  6. Assembly Modeling
  7. Animation and Rendering
  8. Analysis: SimulationXpress
  9. Collaboration: eDrawings


The disc included with each copy of the book contains all the required project files as well as all the instructional videos. Optionally, the project files can be downloaded separately below.

Project Files
Download File
86.1 MB

For additional information on downloading, unzipping, and using these files visit the downloads section on our FAQ page.

Product Details

Published February 26, 2014
576 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-841-1 | ISBN 10: 1585038415
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-168-0
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