Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2009 and MultiMedia CD
by David C. Planchard , Marie P. Planchard

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Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2009 is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SolidWorks by utilizing projects with Step-by-Step instructions for the beginning to intermediate SolidWorks user. Explore the user interface, menus, toolbars and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies and drawings in an engineering environment with the 2.5 hour Multi-media CD.

Follow the Step-by-Step instructions and develop multiple parts and assemblies that combine machined, plastic and sheet metal 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, Bills of Materials, Properties and Configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading!

Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in Project 1 through Project 6 to achieve the design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry.

Review individual features, commands and tools for each project with the 2.5 hour Multi-media CD and enclosed SolidWorks models. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear, Reid Tool and Die, and 80/20 Inc. Collaborative information translates into numerous formats such as paper drawings, electronic files, rendered images and animations. On-line intelligent catalogs guide designers to the product that meets both their geometric requirements and performance functionality.

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.

The book is designed to compliment the SolidWorks Tutorials contained in SolidWorks 2009. Our goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful projects.

Table of Contents
Project 1 Fundamentals of Part Modeling
Project 2 Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling
Project 3 Fundamentals of Drawing
Project 4 Extrude and Revolve Features
Project 5 Swept, Lofted, and Additional Features
Project 6 Top Down Assembly Modeling

Book Details
  • Media : Perfect Paperback
  • Publisher : Schroff Development Corporation (2008-12-30)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 1585034894
  • Average Customer Review : based on 10 reviews.
  • Sales Rank : # 2,677,308 in Books Sales

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Decent for young students
I purchased this book to get familiar with SW 2009 from an Inventor background. While the book is well written it is made for young students in a High School technical class. By the time I skimmed through such basic stuff as "What is a drawing" only about half the book applied. I ended up using the tutorials built into SolidWorks and gained more from those than the exercises from the book.

Great for independent study!
The book has very detailed steps to create the projects for all 6 chapters to teach yourself. Each chapter has other assignments also.
We had an independent study class meeting 5 out of 10 weeks for a part 2 class and this book was easier to follow on your own than the first book.

Not my first choice
I had many years of experience using CADAM and AutoCAD before using SolidWorks from 1997 through 2001. I love SolidWorks! It is hands down one of the best 3-D parametric modeling programs available today.

After almost eight years out of the design engineering field I decided to take a SolidWorks update class at a local community college. Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2009 and MultiMedia CD by David C. Planchard was the textbook used in class and I was not impressed.

I found this textbook to be riddled with errors, inacuracies, and missing steps which was very frustrating not only to me but to the entire class. In fact, there were so many complaints from students that the CAD department is looking into changing to another textbook in the future.

Better than nothing but not my first choice...

Wow. Excellent mechanical design and insights.
Engineering Design with SolidWorks includes the details and insights to complete a good mechanical design. When learning tolerances, you define the dimensions and tolerances on both parts so the metal shaft always slides within the mounting hole. The engineers are quite specific selecting materials, part numbers, names, bills of materials, revisions, etc. The CD was quite helpful. Sometimes, I used the existing part to complete the exercise and sometimes I created the part so I could gain insights from their modeling expertise. I would compare the stress and deflection between Timoshenko and SolidWorks prior to implementing this SolidWorks feature, but it's great to have a quick look at this capability. Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2009 and MultiMedia CD

Great beginners text
I took a class using this textbook. I came in knowing nothing about Solidworks and I really appreciated the step by step approach to guiding users through each project. If applicable each step also shows a small picture of the icon you need to click so that you can find it on the screen, which really helped me in the beginning.

Some of details in the graphics were a bit hard to discern since everything was in black and white but I figured them out eventually. Great book for beginners!

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