Parametric Modeling with SolidWorks 2012

Out of Print
Published March 21, 2012
583 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-699-8


Key Features

  • Teaches you SolidWorks 2012 and parametric modeling with hands on tutorials
  • Also covers sheet metal, SimulationXpress, basic motion analysis, collision detection and more
  • Prepares you to take the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam
  • Includes an assembly modeling chapter featuring the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT set

In Detail

Parametric Modeling with SolidWorks 2012 contains a series of sixteen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce SolidWorks 2012, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces SolidWorks 2012 on a step-by-step basis starting with constructing basic shapes all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and motion analysis.

This book takes a hands-on, exercise-intensive approach to all the important Parametric Modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings.

This book also covers some of the more advanced features of SolidWorks 2012 including how to use the SolidWorks Design Library, basic motion analysis, collision detection and analysis with SimulationXpress.

The exercises in this book cover the performance tasks that are included on the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Examination. Reference guides located at the front of the book and in each chapter show where these performance tasks are covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Exam Overview
  2. Getting started
  3. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals
  4. Constructive Solid Geometry Concepts
  5. Feature Design Tree
  6. Geometric Relations Fundamentals
  7. Geometric Construction Tools
  8. Parent Child Relationships and the BORN Technique
  9. Part Drawings and Associative Functionality
  10. Reference Geometry and Auxiliary Views
  11. Symmetrical Features in Designs
  12. Advanced 3D Construction Tools
  13. Sheet Metal Designs
  14. Assembly Modeling - Putting it all Together
  15. Design Library and Basic Motion Study
  16. Design Analysis with SimulationXpress
  17. CSWA Exam Preparation
  18. Assembly Modeling with the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Set


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.


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Product Details

Published March 21, 2012
583 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-699-8 | ISBN 10: 1585036994
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-101-7
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