SolidWorks 2009: The Basics is targeted toward anyone looking for a step-by-step project based approach with an enclosed 1.5 hour Multi-media CD. Learn by doing, not just by reading!
The book covers the SolidWorks User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple machine parts, SimulationXpress analysis, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, Revision tables using basic and advance features, and a section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and models.
Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 80 Extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit 2D sketches and 3D features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and components 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 project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step-by step procedures in Project 1 - 5 to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and custom and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Note: Project 6 provides a basic introduction into the curriculum and categories of the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA exam.
The following features are used in this book: Extruded Base, Extruded Boss, Extruded Cut, Fillet, Chamfer, Revolved Base, Revolved Thin Boss, Revolved Thin Cut, Dome, Shell, Hole Wizard, Circular Pattern, Swept Base, Swept Boss, Loft Base, Loft Boss, Mirror, Draft, Shape, Rib, and Linear Pattern.
Project 6 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models.
Supplemental pdf information with SolidWorks models is included on a CO2 Car Design, example: F1 in SchoolsTM Design Project, and the Vex Robotics Design System used in contests around the world.
Learn the techniques to reuse 2D sketches and 3D features through symmetry, patterns, and design tables. The following Geometric relations are addressed: Vertical, Coincident, Pierce, Tangent, Equal, Intersection, Midpoint, Symmetric, and Perpendicular.
Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Review individual features, commands, and tools for each project with the book' s 1.5 hour Multi-media CD and SolidWorks Help. The project exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the project objectives.
The book is designed to compliment the Online Tutorials contained within SolidWorks. Each section explores the SolidWorks Online User's Guide to build your working knowledge of SolidWorks.
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. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Part Modeling
2. Revolved Features
3. Sweep, Loft and Additional Features
4. Assembly Modeling
5. Fundamentals of Drawing
6. Introduction to the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam
7. Additional .pdf and Model Information