The Fundamentals of SolidWorks 2008

Out of Print
Published April 18, 2008
157 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-481-9


The Fundamentals of SolidWorks 2008 is designed for students, educators, hobbyists, and engineers to learn the basic principles of SolidWorks 2008 as it relates to the design of the VEXplorerTM robot. Supplemental information and models are provided on a CO2 Car Design.

The VEXplorer robot is a 300+ part robot kit manufactured by Innovation First, Inc. and Revell Inc. Innovation First engineers utilized SolidWorks to design the robot. Throughout this book, you will recreate VEXplorer components by developing SolidWorks parts, assemblies, drawings, photo-realistic renderings, analyses, and animations. The VEXplorer robot is compatible with the Vex Robotics Design System and can be expanded using a variety of accessories and mechanical parts available at

All models for the 50+ tutorials are provided on the CD enclosed with the book, along with their solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Quick Start
  3. Cover Part, SimpleGear Part, and Gear Extension Part
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Multiple View / Sheet Drawings and eDrawings
  6. PhotoWorks, COSMOSXpress, and Motion Study
  7. CO2 car and Vex Robotics Design System

Product Details

Published April 18, 2008
157 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-481-9 | ISBN 10: 1585034819
Related categories:
Books > CAD > SOLIDWORKS > 2008