SOLIDWORKS 2021 Advanced Techniques

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

Published December 9, 2020
786 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-425-3


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 2021 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2021 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 2021 User Interface
  • Advanced Modeling Topics

    1. Introduction to 3D Sketch
    2. Plane Creation
    3. Advanced Modeling
    4. Sweep with Composite Curve
    5. Advanced Modeling with Sweep & Loft
    6. Loft vs. Sweep
    7. Loft with Guide Curves
    8. Using Surfaces
    9. Offset Surface & Ruled Surface
    10. Advanced Surfaces
    11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling
    12. SimulationXpress
  • Sheet Metal Topics

    1. Sheet Metal Parts
    2. Sheet Metal Forming Tools
    3. Sheet Metal Conversions
    4. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files
  • Mold Tools Design Topics

    1. Advanced Weldments
    2. Creating a Core & Cavity
    3. Non Planar Parting Lines
    4. Top-Down Assembly - Part 1
    5. Top-Down Assembly – Part 2
    6. External References & Repair Errors
    7. Using Appearances
      CSWP Mechanical Design Exam Preparation
      SOLIDWORKS 2021 Quick-Guides


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Product Details

Published December 9, 2020
786 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-63057-425-3 | ISBN 10: 1630574252
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-636-4
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