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A Commands Guide for SolidWorks 2009

A Commands Guide for SolidWorks 2009

by David Planchard, Marie Planchard


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This perfect resource for users with beginner to intermediate-level experience with SolidWorks illustrates clearly and carefully how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs, and offers readers a comprehensive reference guide that begins with an overview of the software's concepts and terminology. Create, modify, and edit sketches and solid features using the latest release of one of the most popular software programs in the industry, SolidWorks 2009. Subsequent chapters address System and Document properties, FeatureManagers, PropertyManagers, ConfigurationManagers, and RenderManagers as well as 2D and 3D sketch tools, sketch entities, and more. This thorough coverage provides readers with a solid understanding of the techniques for reusing features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, and configurations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435480735
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/07/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David Planchard is the President of D&M Education, LLC. Before starting D&M Education LLC, he spent over 25 years in industry and academia holding various engineering, marketing, and teaching positions and degrees. He has five U.S. patents and one International patent. He has published and authored numerous papers on equipment design. David is also a technical editor for Cisco Press. He is a member of the New England Pro/Users Group, New England SolidWorks Users Group, and the Cisco Regional Academy Users Group. David holds a BSME and a MSM. David is a SolidWorks Solution Partner and holds the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA Certification.

Marie Planchard is the Director of World Education Markets at SolidWorks Corporation. Before she joined SolidWorks, Marie spent more than 10 years as an engineering professor at Mass Bay College in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. She has some 14 years of industry experience and has held a variety of management and engineering positions. Marie has co-authored a variety of books on SolidWorks, Pro/SHEETMETAL, and Pro/ENGINEER. The founder of the New England SolidWorks Users Group, she is an active corporate council member of the American Society of Engineering Education. Marie holds a BSME, MSME, and the Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) Certification.

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A Commands Guide for SolidWorks 2009 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Planchard More than 1 year ago
The Commands Guide Tutorial for SolidWorks® 2009 is written to assist beginner to intermediate users of SolidWorks. The book provides a centralize reference point to address many of the System and Document properties, FeatureManagers, PropertyManagers, ConfigurationManagers, and RenderManagers along with 2D and 3D Sketch tools, Sketch entities, and 3D Feature tools in SolidWorks.

FYI: Delmar Cengage Learning (Publisher) made a major mistake when they published ¿The Commands Guide Tutorial for SolidWorks 2009¿ book in November 2008. The publisher inserted the SW Certification book into the Commands Guide Tutorial for SolidWorks 2009 cover AND inserted the WRONG model CD! A few dozen copies went out to the public.

As of mid December 2008, the publisher informed me that they resolved this major mistake and pulled all books with this mistake off the shelves.

As the author, I¿m very sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact Delmar Cengage Learning (Publisher) to voice your concerns and to address book returns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for a SW desk reference book for some time, vs. printing out the SW help files for the various categories of interest. Don't get me wrong, SW help is good, very good but it does lack illustrations, step-by-step procedures, and models which you can download and practice on.