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Mastering SolidWorks

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For undergraduate courses that use SolidWorks for teaching and learning CAD/CAM for design, visualization, prototyping, and manufacturing.

Mastering SolidWorks: The Design Approach presents SolidWorks as a design system rather than a software program, using design, modeling, and drafting concepts as the building blocks, instead of menus and commands. It describes design approaches, methodologies, and techniques to help CAD designers/engineers and draftspersons achieve their engineering tasks in the fastest, easiest, and most effective way. It develops command sequences to achieve CAD and modeling tasks, providing SolidWorks syntax and details. Starting with a CAD task to accomplish, the book then helps students learn how to accomplish it, motivating students to learn more than by simply going through layers of menus and commands.

Hallmark Features:

Comes with SolidWorks student version.

  • License is valid for one semester, so students can install SolidWorks at home for learning purposes. 

Intended for design courses, the book uses a minimal amount of mathematical concepts, covering basic math in Chapter 8 (Curves), Chapter 9 (Surfaces), and Chapter 13 (Analysis Tools).  

  • Shows concepts to those who are curious about how CAD/CAM systems work "under the hood."
  • Broadens the book appeal to many students, professors, and readers. 
  • The coverage of math in chapters 8, 9, and 13 may be ignored without affecting the continuity of the material in those chapters.

 Step-by-Step instructions help students learn SolidWorks as a design system rather than a software program.

  • Ample illustrations guide students as they learn. 

Tutorials offer comprehensive coverage of a full design task.

  • Each tutorial ends with a hands-on exercise that both challenges the student’s understanding and extends it.

Examples with Solutions cover a single concept in detail.

  • Each example offers a hands-on exercise that builds on the previous example, ensuring the student has gone through each example. 

Industry Chat sections at the end of each chapter provide a sneak preview of how the chapter material is used in real life by professional CAD designers.

  • The author selected an industry sponsor for each chapter.
  • Industry insight helps instructors fine tune their teaching and helps students learn what skills they need to master before going on job interviews.
  • The author has selected diversified set of domestic and international companies that represent the CAD field, including medical, military, consulting, machinery, and hospitality.

Each chapter includes challenging modeling and design examples and problems.

  • The book’s unique approach covers the theoretical concepts behind the various functions of SolidWorks.
  • This sheds light about why things work the way they do, as well as explains their limitations and uses.

Description

  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 10-7/8"
  • Pages: 816
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-504609-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504609-8

Mastering SolidWorks: The Design Approach presents SolidWorks as a design system rather than a software program, using design, modeling, and drafting concepts as the building blocks, instead of menus and commands. It describes design approaches, methodologies, and techniques to help CAD designers/engineers and draftspersons achieve their engineering tasks in the fastest, easiest, and most effective way. It develops command sequences to achieve CAD and modeling tasks, providing SolidWorks syntax and details. Starting with a CAD task to accomplish, the book then goes about how to  accomplish it, motivating students to learn more than simply going through layers of menus and commands.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Part I: Computer Aided Design (CAD) Basics

1. Getting Started

2. Construction Management

3. Design Intent

Part II: Basic Part Modeling

4. Features and Macros

5. Drawings

6. Assemblies

7. Rendering and Animation

Part III: Advanced Part Modeling

8. Curves

9. Surfaces

10. Sheet Metal and Weldments

11. Sustainable Design

Part IV: Part Development and Analysis

12. Geometric Tolerances

13. Analysis Tools

Part V: Part Manufacturing

14. Rapid Prototyping

15. Numerical Control Machining

16. Injection Molding

A. ANSI and ISO Tolerance Tables

B. SolidWorks Certification

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