SolidWorks 2009 for Designers is a comprehensive textbook that introduces the users to SolidWorks, a feature based 3D parametric solid modeling software. The textbook covers all major environments of SolidWorks with a thorough explanation of all tools, options, and their applications to create real-world products. About 55 mechanical engineering industry examples are used as tutorials and an additional 35 as exercises to ensure that the users can relate their knowledge and understand the design techniques used in the industry to design a product.
After reading the textbook, the user will be able to create parts, assemblies, drawing views with bill of materials, and learn the editing techniques that are essential to make a successful design. Also, in this book, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that improve the productivity and efficiency of the user. In this latest edition, two new chapters have been added on Surface Modeling and Blocks.
Salient Features of the Textbook Consists of 19 pedagogical sequenced chapters covering the Sketching, Modeling, Assembly, Drafting, SheetMetal environments, Equations and Configurations, Blocks, and Surface Modeling in SolidWorks. The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it. Real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience. Step-by-step examples that guide the user through the learning process. Additional information is provided throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes. Self-Evaluation test and review questions are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
Free Teaching and Learning Resources Technical support by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Drawing files of the models used in illustrations, examples, and exercises. Customizable PowerPoint presentations for every chapter in this textbook. Instructor s guide that provides solutions to the review questions and exercises. Student projects to enhance the skills. Course outline listing the topics that will be covered in the basic and advanced classes.
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