SOLIDWORKS 2017 Basic Tools

Getting started with Parts, Assemblies and Drawings

Published December 2, 2016
668 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-058-3


Key Features

  • Starts at an introductory level, designed for beginners
  • Comprehensive coverage of beginning tools and techniques
  • Uses a step by step, tutorial approach with real world projects
  • Covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings
  • Features a quick reference guide and a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate practice exam
  • The first book of a three book series

In Detail

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides you with a strong understanding of SOLIDWORKS and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. 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 beginner who is not familiar with the SOLIDWORKS program and its add ins.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: SOLIDWORKS 2017 User Interface
  • Setting the System Parameters

    1. System Options
    2. Document Templates
  • Basic Modeling Topics

    1. Basic Solid Modeling - Extrude Options
    2. Basic Solid Modeling - Extrude & Revolve
    3. Revolved Parts - Ball Joint Arm
      Derived Sketches - Center Ball Joint
    4. Rib & Shell Features - Formed Tray
      Shell & Mirror Features
    5. Linear Patterns - Test Tray
      Circular Patterns - Spur Gear
      Circular Patterns - Circular Base Mount
      Curve Driven Patterns & Hole Wizard
    6. Part Configuration - Machined Block
    7. Modeling Threads - Threaded Insert
  • Bottom Up Assembly Topics

    1. Bottom Up Assembly - Ball Joint Assembly
      Bottom Up Assembly - Links Assembly
    2. Using Advanced Mates
      Limit Mates and Cam Mates
      L1 Final Exam
    3. Layout Assembly
      SOLIDWORKS Animator - The Basics
    4. PhotoView360 Basics
  • Drawing Topics

    1. Drawing Preparations
    2. Assembly Drawings - Links Assembly
      Assembly Drawing - Alternate Position View
    3. Drawing Views - Machined Block
    4. Detailing - Machined Block Details
    5. Sheet Metal Drawings - Post Cap
    6. Configurations Part I - Button Assembly
      Configurations Part II - Assembly & Drawing
    7. Part – Design Tables
      Assembly - Design Tables
      Level 2 Final Exams
      CSWA Core Preparation Practice
      SOLIDWORKS 2017 Quick-Guides


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Product Details

Published December 2, 2016
668 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-058-3 | ISBN 10: 1630570583
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-333-2
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