SOLIDWORKS 2024 Tutorial

A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Modeling

Published February 28, 2024
Beginner - Intermediate
624 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-63057-634-9


Key Features

  • Uses step-by-step, project based tutorials designed for beginning or intermediate users
  • Will prepare you for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exam
  • Includes a chapter introducing you to 3D printing
  • This edition includes a bonus eBook on SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

In Detail

Get ready to take your 3D CAD skills to the next level with SOLIDWORKS 2024 Tutorial. Whether you're a student, designer, engineer, or professional who’s new to SOLIDWORKS, this book is the ultimate guide to mastering SOLIDWORKS’ impressive capabilities. And if you're preparing for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam, you're in luck, because this book has got you covered.

Featuring a project-based learning approach and step-by-step instructions, the first six chapters cover the User Interface, CommandManager, Document and System properties, and beyond, with exploration of everything from design intent and design tables to configurations, multi-sheet drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables. Use basic and advanced features to create simple and complex parts and assemblies. And, for the grand finale, chapter 6 takes you through the creation of a robot assembly, complete with all the assemblies and components you'll need.

Information and examples on the five categories in the CSWA exam are embedded throughout the book, but chapters 7-10 specifically focus on preparation for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam, which will confirm you have a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering principles. And, for those looking to explore the exciting world of additive manufacturing (3D printing), chapter 11 presents the benefits of 3D printing, how it differs from subtractive manufacturing, and the terminology and technology used in low-cost 3D printers.

With clear, concise instructions and desired outcomes listed for each chapter of the tutorial, you'll know exactly what you're working towards every step of the way. Work between multiple documents, features and commands like a pro. Build multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components; and develop the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Plus, you'll learn how to reuse features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, and more. Start learning by doing and become a 3D CAD expert with SOLIDWORKS 2024 Tutorial.

Includes a Bonus eBook Covering SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform

Included with your purchase of this book is a bonus eBook titled SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform. This eBook is an insightful guide that introduces you to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and its integration with SOLIDWORKS. This resource simplifies complex concepts, allowing users to collaborate efficiently in a single modeling environment accessible through the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane. The book features nine detailed, step-by-step tutorials, complete with models to practice and understand the tools and advantages of using SOLIDWORKS with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

This guide will help you understand the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform's capabilities demonstrating practical, real-world applications in educational and professional settings. It's an essential resource for anyone looking to leverage the full potential of SOLIDWORKS in conjunction with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.