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Engineering Graphics with SOLIDWORKS 2015 and Video Instruction

A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach

Published January 14, 2015
560 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-926-5


Key Features

  • Covers engineering graphics and SOLIDWORKS 2015 in a step-by-step manner
  • Comes with training videos demonstrating all the basic tools needed to start using SOLIDWORKS
  • Designed for beginning or intermediate SOLIDWORKS users
  • Contains a bonus chapter on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate CSWA program
  • Features a new chapter on 3D printing and a new chapter introducing the user interface

In Detail

Engineering Graphics with SOLIDWORKS 2015 and video instruction is written to assist the technical school, two year college, four year university instructor/student or industry professional that is a beginner or intermediate SOLIDWORKS user. The book combines the fundamentals of engineering graphics and dimensioning practices with a step-by-step project based approach to learning SOLIDWORKS with video instructions. Learn by doing, not just by reading.

The book is divided into four sections: Chapters 1 - 3 explore the history of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, Third vs. First angle projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices (ASME Y14.5-2009 standard), line type, fit type, tolerance, fasteners in general, general thread notes and the history of CAD leading to the development of SOLIDWORKS.

Chapters 4 - 9 explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple machine parts, simple and complex assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features.

Follow the step-by-step instructions in over 80 activities to develop eight parts, four sub-assemblies, three drawings and six document templates.

Chapter 10 provides a section on the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) program with sample exam questions and initial and final SOLIDWORKS models.

Chapter 11 provides a section on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and its benefits and features. Understand the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers.

Review individual features, commands, and tools using the video instruction and SOLIDWORKS Help. The chapter exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the chapter objectives. The book is designed to complement the SOLIDWORKS Tutorials located in the SOLIDWORKS Help menu.

Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step-by step procedures to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry. 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. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. History of Engineering Graphics
  3. Isometric Projection and Multi View Drawings
  4. Dimensioning Practices, Scales, Tolerancing and Fasteners
  5. Overview of SolidWorks and the User Interface
  6. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Part Modeling
  7. Revolved Boss/Base Features
  8. Swept, Lofted, Rib, Mirror and Additional Features
  9. Assembly Modeling - Bottom up method
  10. Fundamentals of Drawing
  11. Introduction to the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) Exam
  12. Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing