Designing with SOLIDWORKS 2024

Published March 26, 2024
356 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-651-6


Key Features

  • Focuses on applying SOLIDWORKS as a design tool
  • Design intent and engineering principles are discussed and applied throughout the book
  • Combines practical tutorials with real-world end-of-chapter problems
  • Includes an introduction to SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
  • Contains numerous useful appendices

In Detail

Designing with SOLIDWORKS 2024 is a thoughtfully crafted guide that presents you with a basic introduction to engineering design while simultaneously providing you with a strong foundation using SOLIDWORKS. This textbook goes beyond merely teaching the functionalities of SOLIDWORKS 2024; it underscores the pivotal role of SOLIDWORKS in modern engineering and design, making it an essential skill for aspiring engineers and designers.

The author’s approach balances technical proficiency with design theory, ensuring students not only master the software but also understand the engineering principles underlying their designs. This blend of practical skills and theoretical knowledge prepares students for real-world challenges in engineering and design. With exercises concluding each chapter, students can practice and solidify their understanding. Above all, this text is designed to help you expand your creative talents and communicate your ideas through the graphics language.

The book begins with a foundational introduction to SOLIDWORKS, suitable for beginners yet insightful for seasoned users. Subsequent chapters delve into creating 3D parts, assemblies, and understanding assembly drawings, with a dedicated chapter on SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress for an introduction to finite element analysis.

Learning SOLIDWORKS through this textbook is not just about mastering a software tool; it's about embracing the future of digital design and engineering. As industries increasingly rely on digital design and virtual simulations, proficiency in SOLIDWORKS equips you with the skills needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving job market. The book's blend of practical skills and theoretical knowledge prepares you for real-world challenges, fostering innovation and problem-solving skills.

Why Choose This Book

  • In-depth Coverage:
    Detailed exploration of SOLIDWORKS 2024's features and capabilities, from basic sketching to simulations.
  • Practical Tutorials:
    Step-by-step tutorials that cater to both new learners and experienced users, emphasizing engineering design intent.
  • Comprehensive Learning:
    Integration of fundamental engineering principles with software skills, enhancing understanding and application.
  • Real-World Applications:
    End-of-chapter problems rooted in practical scenarios, bridging the gap between theory and practice.
  • Accessible Learning:
    Clear, engaging writing style that simplifies complex concepts, making them accessible to a wide range of learners.
  • Classroom-Friendly Format:
    Designed for classroom use, with assignments and problems suitable for classroom discussions.
  • Updated Content:
    The latest features and tools of SOLIDWORKS 2024 are explored, keeping the content current and relevant.
  • Resourceful Appendices:
    Quick-reference materials to save time and enhance learning efficiency.