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Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks 2012 and Video Instruction DVD

A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach


Published March 8, 2012
491 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-706-3

Description

Key Features

  • Covers engineering graphics and SolidWorks 2012 in a step-by-step manner
  • Designed for beginning or intermediate SolidWorks users
  • Includes a multimedia DVD with 1.5 hours of video instruction
  • Contains a bonus chapter on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program

In Detail

Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks 2012 and Video Instruction DVD is written to assist 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 the enclosed 1.5 hour Video Instruction DVD. Learn by doing, not just by reading!

The book is divided into two parts: Engineering Graphics and SolidWorks 3D CAD software. In Chapter 1 through Chapter 3, you explore the history of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, isometric projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices and the history of CAD leading to the development of SolidWorks.

In Chapter 4 through Chapter 8, you apply engineering graphics fundamentals and learn the SolidWorks User Interface, Document and System properties, simple parts, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, Bill of Materials, Revision tables, basic and advanced features. Follow the step-by-step instructions in over 70 activities to develop eight parts, four sub-assemblies, three drawings, and six document templates. Formulate the skills to create and modify solid features to model a 3D FLASHLIGHT assembly. Chapter 9 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. Passing the CSWA exam proves to employers that you have the necessary fundamental engineering graphics and SolidWorks competencies.

Review individual features, commands, and tools for each project with the book’s 1.5 hour Video Instruction DVD and SolidWorks Help. The chapter exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the project objectives. The book is designed to compliment the SolidWorks Tutorials located in the SolidWorks Help menu. Each section explores the SolidWorks Online User’s Guide to build your working knowledge of SolidWorks.

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 authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors, and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. 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, Tolerancing, and Fasteners
  5. Introduction to SolidWorks Part Modeling
  6. Revolved Features
  7. Swept, Loft and Additional Features
  8. Assembly Modeling
  9. Fundamentals of Drawing
  10. Introduction to the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam
    Appendix
    Index

Software

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 christine.morse@3ds.com. She will provide software license codes and work with you to make sure that you have enough licenses for every student.