SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Techniques

Mastering Parts, Surfaces, Sheet Metal, SimulationXpress, Top-Down Assemblies, Core & Cavity Molds

Published December 19, 2016
720 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-059-0


Key Features

  • The perfect follow up to SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills
  • Uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects
  • Comprehensive coverage of advanced SOLIDWORKS tools and techniques
  • Covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds
  • Features a quick reference guide and a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional practice exam

In Detail

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2017 Intermediate Skills leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SOLIDWORKS and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds.

Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects has been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Who this book is for

This book is for the intermediate to advanced user who has already completed the SOLIDWORKS Basic Tools book and may have also completed the SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills book. People who are very familiar with SOLIDWORKS and its add ins will also find this book to be a valuable resource.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: SOLIDWORKS 2017 User Interface
  • Advanced Modeling Topics

    1. Introduction to 3D Sketch
    2. Plane Creation
    3. Advanced Modeling – 5/8” Spanner
    4. Sweep with Composite Curve
      Using Variable Pitch
    5. Advanced Modeling with Sweep & Loft
    6. Loft vs. Sweep – Water Meter Housing
    7. Loft with Guide Curves – Waved Washer
      Advanced Sweep - Wire Form
    8. Using Surfaces – Advanced Modeling
      Lofted Surface – Remote Control Casing
    9. Advanced Surfaces–Offset Surface & Ruled Surface
    10. Using Filled Surfaces
      Boundary and Freeform Surfaces
    11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling – Safety Helmet
    12. SimulationXpress – 5/8” Spanner
  • Sheet Metal Topics

    1. Sheet Metal Parts – Post Cap
      Sheet Metal Parts – Vents
    2. Sheet Metal Forming Tools – Button with Slots
      Designing Sheet Metal Parts – Mounting Tray
    3. Sheet Metal Conversions
      Sheet Metal Gussets
      Flat Pattern Stent
      Stent Sample - Sheet Metal Approach
    4. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files
      Adding Parts to the Toolbox Library
      Weldments – Structural Members
  • Top-Down Assembly Topics

    1. Creating a Core & Cavity– Linear Parting Lines
      Mold Tooling Non Linear Parting Lines
    2. Top-Down Assembly - Miniature Vise
    3. Top-Down Assembly – Water Control Valve
    4. External References & Repair Errors
    5. Using Appearances
    6. CSWP Core Preparation Practice
      SOLIDWORKS 2017 Quick-Guides


Exercise Files
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CSWP Bonus Chapter - Revised
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Product Details

Published December 19, 2016
720 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-059-0 | ISBN 10: 1630570591
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-331-8
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