SOLIDWORKS 2018 Quick Start with Video Instruction

Published January 25, 2018
268 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-143-6


Key Features

  • Introduces you to the basics of SOLIDWORKS in five easy lessons
  • Comes with training videos demonstrating all the basic tools needed to start using SOLIDWORKS
  • Concentrates on areas where new users can improve efficiency in the design modeling process
  • Develops a Stirling Engine throughout the book
  • Perfectly suited for schools including CAD as part of a broader course
  • This edition features a bonus chapter on the CSWA exam and additional end of chapter exercises

In Detail

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Quick Start with video instruction introduces the new user to the basics of using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software in five easy lessons. This book is intended for the student or designer that needs to learn SOLIDWORKS quickly and effectively for senior capstone, machine design, kinematics, dynamics, and other engineering and technology projects that use SOLIDWORKS as a tool. Engineers in industry are expected to have SOLIDWORKS skills for their company’s next project. Students need to learn SOLIDWORKS without taking a formal CAD course.

Based on years of teaching SOLIDWORKS to engineering students, SOLIDWORKS 2018 Quick Start concentrates on the areas where the new user improves efficiency in the design modeling process. By learning the correct SOLIDWORKS skills and file management techniques, you gain the most knowledge in the shortest period of time.

You develop a mini Stirling Engine and investigate the proper design intent and constraints. The mini Stirling Engine is based on the external combustion, closed cycle engine of Scottish inventor Robert Stirling. In addition to 3D modeling, the engine can be used to teach and connect many engineering and physics principles.

You begin with an overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface (UI), its menus, toolbars and commands. With a quick pace, you learn the essentials of 2D sketching, part and assembly creation, perform motion study, develop detailed part and assembly drawings and much more.

New in the 2018 Edition

This edition features a new bonus chapter on the CSWA - Mechanical Design exam and 70 percent more end of chapter exercises.

Video Instruction

The following videos are included with this book.

  • Start a SOLIDWORKS 2018 session
  • Understand the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Interface
  • Create 2D Sketching, Sketch Planes and use Sketch tools
  • Create 3D Features and apply Design Intent
  • Create an Assembly
  • Create fundamental Drawings Part 1 & Part 2

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface
  2. 2D Sketching, Features and Parts
  3. Assembly Modeling - Bottom up method
  4. Design Modifications
  5. Drawing and Dimensioning Fundamentals

    Exclusive Bonus Chapters

  6. Introduction to the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) Exam
  7. Additive Manufacturing


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Product Details

Published January 25, 2018
268 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-143-6 | ISBN 10: 1630571431
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-412-4
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