Package Structure and Mechanism Design with SolidWorks 2012

Out of Print
Published August 8, 2012
238 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-709-4


Key Features

  • Created for anyone designing package structures, product designs and mechanical designs
  • Guides you through the process of creating numerous real world package and product designs
  • Starts at a basic level and increases in difficulty with each subsequent chapter

In Detail

The intention of this book is to provide you with a guide for designing package structure and packaging mechanism with SolidWorks 2012. The intended audience is the student, engineer and persons involved in designing packaging structure, product design and mechanical design.

The design examples in the chapters are simplified versions of real world designs. The chapter sequences are arranged from basic skills to more advanced skills. It is assumed that the reader has some familiarity with SolidWorks.

Topics Covered

  • Sketching and solid modeling
  • The Helix tool and Reference Plane
  • Trim and mirror entities
  • Assembling many part drawings into a more complicated assemble drawing
  • 3-point Arcs and copying sketches from one plane to another plane
  • Sheet metal functions and die cut drawing
  • Cavity and split approaches for designing a mold
  • Calculating fill volumes and using PhotoView 360
  • Creating a bill of materials for assembly instructions and documentation
  • Sketching complicated components
  • Creating 2D detail drawings from part drawings
  • Advanced mate, subassembly, adding screws and nuts based on the Design Library
  • Creating the exploded views

Table of Contents

  1. Cushion design for a printer
  2. Design of a bottle and a cap
  3. Design of a corrugated box and a divider
  4. Design of a pallet
  5. Assembly of the corrugated box, the divider and the bottle
  6. Design of an apple tray
  7. Design of a gift box
  8. Mold design for the bottle
  9. Placing a label on the bottle
  10. Assembly drawing of the exploded shipping packaging
  11. Design of a cam shaft
  12. Design of a turn handle
  13. Detail drawing for the cam shaft
  14. Detail drawing for the turn handle
  15. Assembly of the cam gear housing
  16. Exploded view of the cam gear housing


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.

Product Details

Published August 8, 2012
238 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-709-4 | ISBN 10: 1585037095
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-091-1
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