SolidWorks 2012 Part II - Advanced Techniques

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

Out of Print
Published December 6, 2011
615 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-700-1


Key Features

  • Uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects
  • Comprehensive coverage of advanced modeling 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 2012 Part II - Advanced Techniques picks up where SolidWorks 2012 Part I - Basic Tools 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 for the reader. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that the reader has 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, the reader should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Who this book is for

This book is for the intermediate user, who has already completed the Part I - Basic Tools book, or someone who is very familiar with the SolidWorks Program and its add ins.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: SolidWorks 2012 User Interface
  2. 3D Sketch
  3. Planes Creation
  4. Advanced Modeling - 5/8" Spanner
  5. Sweep with Composite Curve - Helical Extension Spring
    Sweep – Variable Pitch Spring, closed ends
  6. Advanced Modeling – Sweep vs. Loft
  7. Lofts - Water Meter Housing
  8. Loft with Guide Curves - Waved Washer
  9. Surfaces - Lofted Surfaces
    Lofted Surface - Remote Control Casing
  10. Advanced Surfaces – Surface_Offset_Ruled
    Using boundary and freeform surface
    Creating a free-form feature
  11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling - Helmet
    Using PhotoView 360
  12. SimulationXpress - 5/8" Spanner
  13. Sheet Metal - Post Cap
    Sheet Metal - Vents
  14. Forming Tools - Button with Slots
    Sheet Metal - Mounting Tray
  15. Sheet Metal Conversions
    Weldments – Structural Members
  16. Top-Down Assembly - Core & Cavity - Assembly Level
    Tooling Design - Part Level
  17. Top-Down Assembly - Miniature Vise
  18. External References & Repair Errors
    CSWP Core Preparation Practice
    Student Testimonials
    SolidWorks 2012 Quick-Guides


Up until this year the Student Design Kit (SDK) was included with each SolidWorks textbook from SDC Publications. However, the SDK Program has been terminated by SolidWorks Corporation.

Students will now have access to free copies of SolidWorks through a different mechanism. When a school purchases its SolidWorks license a number of free licenses are available for students. In order to determine how many free licenses are available for students, instructors need to contact SolidWorks directly.

The contact person at SolidWorks is Chris Morse. Her telephone number is (781) 810-5443. Her email address is She will provide software license codes and work with you to make sure that you have enough licenses for every student.

Product Details

Published December 6, 2011
615 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-700-1 | ISBN 10: 1585037001
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-100-0
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