SolidWorks 2012 Part II - Advanced Techniques
Parts, Surfaces, Sheet Metal, SimulationXpress, Top-Down Assemblies, Core & Cavity Molds
- 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
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 have 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
- Introduction: SolidWorks 2012 User Interface
- 3D Sketch
- Planes Creation
- Advanced Modeling - 5/8" Spanner
- Sweep with Composite Curve - Helical Extension Spring
Sweep – Variable Pitch Spring, closed ends
- Advanced Modeling – Sweep vs. Loft
- Lofts - Water Meter Housing
- Loft with Guide Curves - Waved Washer
- Surfaces - Lofted Surfaces
Lofted Surface - Remote Control Casing
- Advanced Surfaces – Surface_Offset_Ruled
Using boundary and freeform surface
Creating a free-form feature
- Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling - Helmet
Using PhotoView 360
- SimulationXpress - 5/8" Spanner
- Sheet Metal - Post Cap
Sheet Metal - Vents
- Forming Tools - Button with Slots
Sheet Metal - Mounting Tray
- Sheet Metal Conversions
Weldments – Structural Members
- Top-Down Assembly - Core & Cavity - Assembly Level
Tooling Design - Part Level
- Top-Down Assembly - Miniature Vise
- External References & Repair Errors
CSWP Core Preparation Practice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. She will provide software license codes and work with you to make sure that you have enough licenses for every student.