SolidWorks 2008: The Basics With Multimedia CD

A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach

Out of Print
Published February 13, 2008
287 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-421-5


SolidWorks 2008: The Basics provides a sound foundation on using SolidWorks in an engineering design environment. The book supplies a general introduction to the User interface, CommandManager, menus, consolidated toolbars, Confirmation Corner, etc. and design modeling techniques to create and modify parts, assemblies, and drawings.

Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step-by step procedures in Project 1 through Project 5 to achieve your design goals. Follow the step-by-step instructions in 60 activities to develop eight parts, four sub-assemblies, three drawings, and six document templates. Formulate the skills to create and modify solid features to model a 3D FLASHLIGHT assembly.

The following features are used in this book: Extruded Base, Extruded Boss, Extruded Cut, Fillet, Chamfer, Revolved Base, Revolved Thin Boss, Revolved Thin Cut, Dome, Shell, Hole Wizard, Circular Pattern, Swept Base, Swept Boss, Loft Base, Loft Boss, Mirror, Draft, Shape, Rib, and Linear Pattern.

Learn the techniques to reuse 2D sketches and 3D features through symmetry, patterns, and design tables. The following Geometric relations are addressed: Vertical, Coincident, Pierce, Tangent, Equal, Intersection, Midpoint, Symmetric, and Perpendicular.

Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Review individual features, commands, and tools for each project with the book s Multimedia CD and SolidWorks Help. The project exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the project objectives.

The book is designed to compliment the Online Tutorials contained within SolidWorks. Each section explores the SolidWorks Online User's Guide to build your working knowledge of SolidWorks.

The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Part Modeling
  2. Revolved Features
  3. Sweep, Loft and Additional Features
  4. Assembly Modeling
  5. Fundamentals of Drawing
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