SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial with Video Instruction

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

Out of Print
Published February 1, 2013
631 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-58503-779-7


Key Features

  • Uses step-by-step, project based tutorials designed for beginning or intermediate users
  • Includes 1.5 hours of video instruction on a multimedia disc
  • Uses over 50 feature and sketch tools
  • Covers SimulationXpress, Sustainability, DFMXpress and Intelligent Modeling Techniques
  • Will prepare you for the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam

In Detail

SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial with Video Instruction is targeted towards a technical school, two year college, four year university or industry professional that is a beginner or intermediate CAD user. The text provides a student who is looking for a step-by-step project based approach to learning SolidWorks with an enclosed 1.5 hour video instruction DVD, SolidWorks model files, and preparation for the CSWA exam.

The book is divided into two sections. Chapters 1 - 7 explore the SolidWorks User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple machine parts, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, Revision tables using basic and advanced features along with Intelligent Modeling Techniques, SustainabilityXpress, SimulationXpress and DFMXpress.

Chapters 8 - 11 prepare you for the new Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA). The CSWA certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles.

Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features.

Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables and configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading!

Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each chapter. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in each chapter to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Linkage Assembly
  3. Front Support Assembly
  4. Fundamentals of Drawing
  5. Advanced Features
  6. Pneumatic Test Module and Robot Assembly
  7. SimulationXpress, Sustainability, DFMXpress
  8. Intelligent Modeling Techniques

    Certified SolidWorks Associate Examination Study Material:

  9. CSWA Introduction and Drafting Competencies
  10. Basic & Intermediate Part Creation and Modification
  11. Advanced Part Creation and Modification
  12. CSWA - Assembly Creation and Modification


The files needed to complete the tutorials in Chapter 8 and 9 were mistakenly left off some of the discs packaged with this book. They are available for download below.

Chapter 8
Download File
4.8 MB
Chapter 8 Final Solutions
Download File
6.9 MB
Chapter 9
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1.1 MB

For additional information on downloading, unzipping, and using these files visit the downloads section on our FAQ page.

Product Details

Published February 1, 2013
631 Pages
Binding: Paperback
Printing: Black and White
Print ISBN: 978-1-58503-779-7 | ISBN 10: 1585037796
eBook ISBN: 978-1-63056-042-3
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