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Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2012

Out of Print
Published July 26, 2012
235 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-703-2


Key Features

  • An exercise based workbook using step-by-step tutorials teaches you to use SolidWorks 2012
  • Designed for use in an undergraduate engineering course
  • Based on the concurrent engineering design process
  • Covers modeling, finite elements, assembly modeling, kinematic simulation, rapid prototyping and projecting engineering drawings

In Detail

Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2012 is an exercise-based workbook that uses step-by-step tutorials to cover the fundamentals of SolidWorks 2012. The intended audience is college undergraduate engineering majors, but it could also be used in pre-college introductory engineering courses or by self learners.

The text follows an educational paradigm that was researched and developed by the authors over many years. The paradigm is based on the concurrent engineering approach to engineering design in which the 3-D solid model data serves as the central hub for all aspects of the design process. The workbook systematically instructs the students to develop 3-D models using the rich tools afforded in SolidWorks. The exercises then proceed to instruct the students on applications of the solid model to design analysis using finite elements, to assembly modeling and checking, to kinematic simulation, to rapid prototyping, and finally to projecting an engineering drawing.

The workbook is ideally suited for courses in which a reverse engineering design project is assigned. This book contains clear and easy to understand instructions that enable the students to robustly learn the main features of SolidWorks, with little or no instructor input.

Table of Contents

  1. Computer Graphics Labs:
  2. 2-D Computer Sketching I
  3. 2-D Computer Sketching II
  4. 3-D Solid Modeling of Parts I
  5. 3-D Solid Modeling of Parts II
  6. Assembly Modeling and Mating
  7. Analysis and Design Modification I
  8. Analysis and Design Modification II
  9. Kinematics Animation and Rapid Prototyping
  10. Section Views in 3-D and 2-D
  11. Generating and Dimensioning Three-View Drawings
    Appendix A: Example of a TitleBlock with Dimensions


Up until this year the Student Design Kit (SDK) was included with each SolidWorks textbook from SDC Publications. However, the SDK Program has been terminated by SolidWorks Corporation.

Students will now have access to free copies of SolidWorks through a different mechanism. When a school purchases its SolidWorks license a number of free licenses are available for students. In order to determine how many free licenses are available for students, instructors need to contact SolidWorks directly.

The contact person at SolidWorks is Chris Morse. Her telephone number is (781) 810-5443. Her email address is She will provide software license codes and work with you to make sure that you have enough licenses for every student.

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