Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2024

A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Solid Modeling

Published February 28, 2024
Beginner - Intermediate
810 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-630-1


Key Features

  • A comprehensive introduction to SOLIDWORKS using tutorial style, step-by-step instructions
  • Designed for beginning or intermediate SOLIDWORKS users
  • Learn to create parts and assemblies using machined, plastic and sheet metal components
  • Also covers Simulation, Sustainability, and Intelligent Modeling techniques
  • Includes bonus chapters on the CSWA exam and 3D printing
  • This edition features a new chapter and a bonus eBook on SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

In Detail

Are you looking to learn SOLIDWORKS? As luck would have it, you have found the perfect SOLIDWORKS resource for students, designers, engineers and professionals alike! Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2024 provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by using projects with step-by-step instructions that are perfect for both beginners and intermediate users.

Each project begins with desired outcomes and usage competencies, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll learn and how to apply it. Projects build your skills incrementally. Throughout the book you’ll learn to create machined, plastic, and sheet metal components, explore the SOLIDWORKS user interface, CommandManager, and document and system properties. You’ll discover how to design simple and complex parts and assemblies with proper design intent. You’ll also explore how to use the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox and symmetry, patterns and configurations to edit and reuse features and parts like the pros do. And that’s just the first six projects!

Next, you’ll investigate top-down assembly modeling, develop components in-context with InPlace Mates, convert a solid part into sheet metal and insert and apply sheet metal features. With projects 8 and 9, you’ll learn how to apply intelligent modeling techniques to a sketch, feature, or any SOLIDWORKS creation. Prepare for the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate – Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) exam with an overview of SOLIDWORKS Simulation, important concepts, and practice exam questions. Plus, bonus material in projects 10 and 11 describes the differences between additive and subtractive manufacturing, and everything you need to know about 3D printing and the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exam (CSWA).

You will be delighted to find this is not just a dry technical manual. The realistic project scenarios were created with the author’s industry expertise and input of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers who use SOLIDWORKS every day. Whether you’re looking to enhance your career or simply want to expand your knowledge of SOLIDWORKS, Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2024 is the ideal resource for you.

Includes a Bonus eBook Covering SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform

Included with your purchase of this book is a bonus eBook titled SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform. This eBook is an insightful guide that introduces you to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and its integration with SOLIDWORKS. This resource simplifies complex concepts, allowing users to collaborate efficiently in a single modeling environment accessible through the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane. The book features nine detailed, step-by-step tutorials, complete with models to practice and understand the tools and advantages of using SOLIDWORKS with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

This guide will help you understand the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform's capabilities demonstrating practical, real-world applications in educational and professional settings. It's an essential resource for anyone looking to leverage the full potential of SOLIDWORKS in conjunction with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.