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SolidWorks 2013 Part II - Advanced Techniques

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


Published November 12, 2012
688 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-770-4

Description

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 2013 Part II - Advanced Techniques picks up where SolidWorks 2013 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

    1. Introduction: SolidWorks 2013 User Interface
  • Advanced Modeling Topics

    1. 3D Sketch
    2. Planes Creation
    3. Advanced Modeling - 5/8" Spanner
    4. Sweep with Composite Curve - Helical Extension Spring
      Sweep – Variable Pitch Spring, closed ends
    5. Advanced Modeling – Sweep vs. Loft
    6. Lofts - Water Meter Housing
    7. Loft with Guide Curves - Waved Washer
      Deforming a solid
    8. Surfaces - Lofted Surfaces
      Lofted Surface - Remote Control Casing
    9. Advanced Surfaces – Surface_Offset_Ruled
    10. Using Filled Surfaces
      Creating a boundary and free-form feature
      Sweep with Solid Body
    11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling - Helmet
      Using PhotoView 360
      L3 – Final Exam
    12. SimulationXpress - 5/8" Spanner
  • Sheet Metal Topics

    1. Sheet Metal - Post Cap
      Sheet Metal - Vents
    2. Forming Tools - Button with Slots
      Sheet Metal - Mounting Tray
    3. Sheet Metal Conversions
      Flat Pattern Stent
      Stent example - Sheet metal approach
    4. Working with Sheet Metal STEP files
      Weldments – Structural Members
  • Top-Down Assembly Topics

    1. Top-Down Assembly - Core & Cavity - Assembly Level
      Tooling Design - Part Level
    2. Top-Down Assembly - Miniature Vise
    3. Top-Down Assembly – Water Control Valve
    4. External References & Repair Errors
      Level 4 Final Exam
      CSWP Core Preparation Practice
      Glossary
      Index
      SolidWorks 2013 Quick-Guides

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