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SolidWorks® 2011 Assemblies Bible

Book Description

A fan of theSolidWorks Bible, but want more detail on assemblies? Here you go.

SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail on SolidWorks topics, and now you have it. We took our popular SolidWorks Bible, divided it into two books (SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible) and packed each new book with a host of items from your wish lists, such as more extensive coverage of the basics, additional tutorials, and expanded coverage of topics largely ignored by other books.

  • This SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible shows you how to organize parts data to create assemblies or subassemblies using the latest version of the 3D solid modeling program, SolidWorks

  • Thoroughly describes best practices and beginning-to-advanced techniques using both video and text

  • Explains and thoroughly covers every assembly function and is written in a way that enables the reader to make better decisions while using the software

  • Written by well-known and well-respected SolidWorks guru Matt Lombard

  • Can stand alone or also with the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible for a complete SolidWorks reference set

Keep both the SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible on your desk, and you ll have the best resource set out there on SolidWorks.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Part I: Introducing Assembly Basics
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding Assemblies
      1. Understanding the Purpose of Assemblies
      2. Creating Assembly Templates
      3. Putting Parts into Assemblies
      4. Understanding External References
      5. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Navigating the Assembly Interface
      1. Identifying Elements of the SolidWorks Assembly Interface
      2. Understanding the Interface for Moving and Mating
      3. Summary
    3. Chapter 3: Visualizing Assemblies
      1. Manipulating the View
      2. Controlling Appearances
      3. Using Display States
      4. Using Edge and Wireframe Settings
      5. Using Assembly Visualization
      6. Tutorial: Using Assembly Visualization
      7. Summary
  6. Part II: Working with Assemblies
    1. Chapter 4: Building Efficient Assemblies
      1. Identifying the Elements of an Assembly
      2. Using SpeedPaks
      3. Using Subassemblies
      4. Using Folders
      5. Working with Tree Display Options
      6. Working with Assembly Tools
      7. Tutorial: Arranging Assemblies
      8. Tutorial: Managing the FeatureManager
      9. Summary
    2. Chapter 5: Getting More from Mates
      1. Applying Mates
      2. Mating for Motion
      3. Working with Advanced and Mechanical Mate Types
      4. Editing and Troubleshooting
      5. Examining Mate Options
      6. Reviewing Mate Best Practices
      7. Tutorial: Mating for Success
      8. Summary
    3. Chapter 6: Working with Assembly Sketches and Layouts
      1. Looking at the Techniques
      2. Using the Layout Feature
      3. Tutorial: Working with a Layout
      4. Summary
    4. Chapter 7: Using Assembly Tools
      1. Placing Parts without Mates
      2. Using Proximity Tools
      3. Selecting Components
      4. Reading AssemblyXpert Results
      5. Using Defeature
      6. Using the Hole Alignment Tool
      7. Working with Large Assemblies
      8. Summary
    5. Chapter 8: Controlling Assembly Configurations and Display States
      1. Using Display States
      2. Understanding Assembly Configurations
      3. Tutorial: Working with Assembly Configurations
      4. Summary
    6. Chapter 9: Patterning and Mirroring Components
      1. Using Local Component Patterns
      2. Using Feature-Driven Component Patterns
      3. Understanding Other Pattern Options
      4. Tutorial: Creating Component Patterns
      5. Summary
    7. Chapter 10: Modeling in Context
      1. Understanding In-Context Modeling
      2. Dealing with the Practical Details of In-Context Modeling
      3. Using Other Types of External References
      4. Using the Layout Feature
      5. Tutorial: Working In-Context
      6. Summary
    8. Chapter 11: Creating Assembly Features
      1. Creating Assembly Cuts
      2. Making Fillets and Chamfers in Assemblies
      3. Creating Weld Beads
      4. Working with Envelopes
      5. Summary
    9. Chapter 12: Using Parametric Links in Assemblies
      1. Using Equations in an Assembly
      2. Using Link Values and Global Variables in Assemblies
      3. Working with Derived Sketches in Assemblies
      4. Using Inserted Parts to Communicate Parametric Control
      5. Summary
    10. Chapter 13: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting Assemblies
      1. Working with Mates
      2. Editing File Management Issues
      3. Evaluating Assemblies
      4. Summary
  7. Part III: Creating and Using Libraries
    1. Chapter 14: Using Toolbox
      1. Understanding Toolbox
      2. Using the Hole Wizard
      3. Tutorial: Gaining Experience with the Hole Wizard and Toolbox
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 15: Working with Libraries
      1. Setting Up a Library
      2. Exploring Other Design Library Functions
      3. Understanding Smart Components
      4. Using Smart Components
      5. Making Smart Components
      6. Tutorial: Working with Smart Components
      7. Summary
  8. Part IV: Creating Assembly Drawings
    1. Chapter 16: Creating Assembly Drawings
      1. Combining Parts and Assemblies on the Same Drawing
      2. Using Multi-Page Templates
      3. Using Views with Special Assembly Functions
      4. Using Color in Assembly Drawing Views
      5. Setting Up Drawings of Large Assemblies
      6. Tutorial: Creating a Simple Assembly Drawing
      7. Summary
    2. Chapter 17: Working with Tables and Drawings
      1. Driving the Bill of Materials
      2. Using Design Tables
      3. Placing Hole Tables on Drawings
      4. Using Revision Tables
      5. Using General Tables
      6. Working with Tables in Models
      7. Tutorial: Using BOMs
      8. Tutorial: Using Hole Tables
      9. Tutorial: Using Revision Tables
      10. Summary
  9. Part V: Using Specialized or Advanced Techniques
    1. Chapter 18: Using DriveWorks Xpress
      1. Introducing DriveWorks Xpress
      2. Building the Original Model
      3. Automating an Example
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 19: Employing Master Model Techniques
      1. Using Pull Functions
      2. Using Push Functions
      3. Tutorial: Working with Master Model Techniques
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 20: Using Weldments
      1. Sketching in 3D
      2. Using the Weldment Tools
      3. Using Non-Structural Components
      4. Using Sub-Weldments
      5. Working with Cut Lists
      6. Creating Weldment Drawings
      7. Tutorial: Working with Weldments
      8. Summary
    4. Chapter 21: Using Mold Tools
      1. Working with the Mold Tools Process
      2. Intervening Manually with Mold Tools
      3. Summary
    5. Chapter 22: Working with Large Scale Design
      1. Creating a Walk-Through
      2. Creating a GridSystem
      3. Transferring Data with the IFC File Type
      4. Summary
    6. Chapter 23: Animating with the MotionManager
      1. Familiarizing Yourself with the MotionManager
      2. Using the Animation Wizard
      3. Animating the View
      4. Animating with Key Points
      5. Animating with Basic Motion
      6. Summary
  10. Part VI: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Finding Help
      1. SolidWorks Help
      2. SolidWorks Website
      3. Graphics Cards Links
      4. Customer Portal
      5. User Groups
      6. Online Forums
      7. Non-Commercial Websites
    2. Appendix B: What's on the DVD
      1. System Requirements
      2. Using the DVD with Microsoft Windows
      3. What's on the DVD
      4. Troubleshooting
      5. Customer Care