Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2014
- 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 over thirty exercises and industry examples
- References the ASME Y14 engineering drawing and related documentation practices
- Includes preparation material for the CSWA and CSWP-DRWT certification exam
Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2014 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 target 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 Properties. Construct drawings that incorporate part configurations, assembly configurations, and design tables with equations. Manipulate annotations in parts, drawings, assemblies, Revision tables, Bills of Materials and more.
Apply your drawing and detailing knowledge to over thirty exercises. The exercises test your usage competency as well as explore additional topics with industry examples. Advanced exercises require the ability to create parts and assemblies.
Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2014 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 2014 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.
- Apply Document Properties to reflect the ASME Y14 Engineering Drawing and related Drawing Practices.
- Import an AutoCAD file as a Sheet format. Insert SolidWorks System Properties and Custom Properties.
- Create new SolidWorks Document tabs.
- 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 and a Revision Table and Revisions.
- Insert and edit: Dimensions, Feature Control Frames, Datums, Geometric Tolerancing, Surface Finishes, and Weld Symbols using DimXpert and manual techniques.
- Create, apply, and save Blocks and Parametric Notes in a drawing.
Chapter 10 provides a bonus section on the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) certification with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. This section is not to teach you how to use SolidWorks, but is written to provide exam tips, hints and information on sample questions and categories that are aligned with the exam.
Chapter 11 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Professional - Advanced Drawing Tools (CSWP-DRWT) certification with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. This section is not written to teach you how to use SolidWorks, but to provide exam tips, hints and information on sample questions and categories that are aligned with the exam. The book is designed to compliment the SolidWorks Users Guide, SolidWorks Reference Guide, Standards, Engineering Drawing/Design and Graphics Communications reference books.
The author recognizes that companies utilize additional drawing standards. The author developed the industry scenarios by combining industry experience with his knowledge of engineers, sales, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. Their work goes far beyond a simple drawing with a few dimensions. They create detailed drawings, assembly drawings, marketing drawings and customer drawings. SolidWorks users work between drawings, parts, assemblies and many other documents to complete a project on time.
Table of Contents
- History of Engineering Graphics
- Isometric Projection and Multi View Drawings
- Dimensioning Practices, Scales, Tolerancing and Fasteners
- SolidWorks 2014 User Interface
- Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats
- Drawings and Various Drawing Views
- Fundamentals of Detailing
- Assembly Drawings
- Datums, Feature Control Frames, Geometric Tolerancing and other Drawing symbols
- Introduction to the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) Exam
- Advanced Drawing Tools Certification (CSWP-DRWT)