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Allows students to work through the book at their own pace with little need for formal instruction.
Gives students the options to explore alternative approaches or concepts.
Trains students to be proficient users of SolidWorks upon completion of the book.
Gives students setup information, and encourages students to refer to previous lessons to complete projects for a variety of disciplines and mastery levels.
Learning SolidWorks is designed to get you up and running on this powerful, easy-to-use, solid-modeling package in no time. Basing its instruction on the design of a pizza cutter, this text walks you through techniques in modeling, assembly, and creation of working drawings moving from basic to more advanced design techniques. The text is heavily illustrated with screen captures and sample drawings and includes end-of-chapter modeling problems for further practice.Table of Contents
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1. Solids Modeling with SolidWorks.
Constraint-Based Solids Modeling. The Nature of Solids Modeling.
Introduction and Reference. Modeling the Guard. Modeling the Arm. Modeling the Blade.
Modeling the Cap. Modeling the Handle. Modeling the Rivet.
Modeling the Cutter Sub-Assembly. Modeling the Pizza Cutter Assembly. Checking the Assembly for Interface. Creating an Exploded View of the Assembly.
Detail Drawing in SolidWorks. Editing a Drawing Sheet Format. Creating a Drawing of the Arm. Creating a Drawing of the Pizza Cutter Assembly.
The Design of Plastic Injection-Molded Handle. Shelling the Handle and Adding Assembly Holes. Adding Ribs to the Handle. Adding Sweeps to the Handle. Using SmartMates to Assemble the Handle Halves.
Creating the Handle's Base Feature Using a Loft. Creating the Flanged End Using a Surface. Creating a Configuration of the Handle with Engraved Text. Assembling the Handle and Cutter Sub-Assembly.