Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2015 and Video Instruction available in Paperback
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, Custom Properties and Configurations. Address various SolidWorks analysis tools and Intelligent Modeling techniques along with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing). 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 Projects 1 - 9 to achieve the design goals.
Review Project 10 on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and its benefits and features. Understand the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers.
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 with the Video Instruction. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear 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 author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.
The book is designed to compliment the SolidWorks Tutorials contained in SolidWorks 2015.
View the provided videos in the book to enhance the user experience.
- SolidWorks Interface
- 2D Sketching, Sketch Planes and Sketch tools
- 3D Features and Design Intent
- Creating an Assembly
- Fundamentals in Drawings Part 1 & Part 2