Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2015 - Level II

Sheet Metal, Top Down Design, Weldments, Surfacing and Molds

Out of Print
Published February 6, 2015
552 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-919-7


Key Features

  • Designed to teach intermediate users advanced topics and techniques
  • Covers sheet metal, surfacing, top-down design, parametric modeling, mold design, welded structures, and more
  • Uses a task oriented approach to learning SolidWorks
  • Includes video instruction
  • Covers commands found on the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam

In Detail

Beginner’s Guide to SolidWorks 2015 – Level II starts where Beginner’s Guide – Level I ends, following the same easy to read style and companion video instruction, but this time covering advanced topics and techniques.

The purpose of this book is to teach advanced techniques including sheet metal, surfacing, how to create components in the context of an assembly and reference other components (Top-down design), propagate design changes with SolidWorks’ parametric capabilities, mold design, welded structures, and more while explaining the basic concepts of each trade to allow you to understand the how and why of each operation.

The author uses simple examples to allow you to better understand each command and environment, as well as to make it easier to explain the purpose of each step, maximizing the learning time by focusing on one task at a time.

This book is focused 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.

At the end of this book, you will have acquired enough skills to be highly competitive when it comes to designing with SolidWorks, and while there are many less frequently used commands and options available that will not be covered in this book, rest assured that those covered are most of the commands used every day by SolidWorks designers.

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

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. Multi Body Parts, Sketch Editing and Other Tools
  3. Top Down Design and Sheet Metal
  4. 3D Sketch and Weldments
  5. Surfacing and Mold Tools
    Final Comments


A few exercise files were accidentally left off the disc that comes with the book. We have made all of these files available for download below.

Exercise Files - Updated 8/10/2015
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Product Details

Published February 6, 2015
552 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-919-7 | ISBN 10: 1585039195
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-227-4
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