Drawing and Detailing with SOLIDWORKS 2022

Published May 31, 2022
Beginner - Intermediate
630 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-485-7


Key Features

  • Covers SOLIDWORKS drawing and detailing tools in a step-by-step manner
  • Designed for the beginning to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user
  • Applies your drawing and detailing knowledge to numerous exercises and industry examples
  • References the ASME Y14.5 engineering drawing and related documentation practices
  • Includes preparation material for the CSWA and CSWPA-DT certification exams

In Detail

Drawing and Detailing with SOLIDWORKS 2022 is written to educate and assist students, designers, engineers, and professionals in the drawing and detailing tools of SOLIDWORKS. Explore the learning process through a series of design situations, industry scenarios, projects, and objectives targeted towards the beginning to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user.

Work through numerous activities to create multiple-view, multiple-sheet, detailed drawings, and assembly drawings. Develop Drawing templates, Sheet formats, and Custom and Link Properties. Construct drawings that incorporate part configurations, assembly configurations, and design tables with equations. Manipulate annotations in parts, drawings, assemblies, Revision tables, and Bills of Materials.

Drawing and Detailing with SOLIDWORKS 2022 is not a reference book for all drafting and drawing techniques and tools. The book provides information and examples in the following areas:

  • History of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, isometric projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices, fasteners in general, tolerance and fit and the history of CAD leading to the development of SOLIDWORKS.
  • Start a SOLIDWORKS 2022 session and to understand the following interfaces: Menu bar toolbar, Menu bar menu, Drop-down menus, Context toolbars, Consolidated drop-down toolbars, System feedback icons, Confirmation Corner, Heads-up View toolbar, Document Properties and more.
  • Provide an understanding of how SOLIDWORKS drawing documents and templates are created and used. Create an awareness on the structure of a Drawing document.
  • General knowledge of the ASME Y14.5 Engineering Drawing and Related Documentation Practices.
  • Create multi-sheet drawings from various part configurations and develop the following drawing views: Standard, Isometric, Auxiliary, Section, Broken Section, Detail, Half Section (Cut-away), Crop, Projected Back, with a Bill of Materials (using equations) and a Revision Table.
  • Insert and edit: Dimensions, Feature Control Frames, Datums, Geometric Tolerancing, Surface Finishes, and Weld Symbols using Model Based Definitions (MBD), DimXpert and manual techniques.

Chapter 10 provides a section to review the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) program. Understand the curriculum and categories of the CSWA exam and the required model knowledge needed to successfully take and pass the exam.

Chapter 11 provides a section on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional - Advanced Drawing tools (CSWPA-DT) exam with sample exam questions and initial and final SOLIDWORKS models. Understand the curriculum and categories of the exam and the required model knowledge needed to successfully take and pass the exam.

The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day.