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


The author has provided 24 files for Design Modeling with SolidWorks 2007.They can be downloaded at one time as a zip file by clicking on the link below:

Book files
Download File
1.7 MB

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

Product Details

Published April 12, 2007
234 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-349-2 | ISBN 10: 1585033499
Related categories:
Books > CAD > SOLIDWORKS > 2007