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Solidworks 2013 Bible

Book Description

A comprehensive resource packed with information for both beginners and advanced users

SolidWorks is the leading 3D solid modeling software used in computer-aided design. It's powerful but not simple. This complete guide introduces beginners to the software but then goes far beyond, covering numerous details that advanced users have requested. Beginners will learn not only how the software works but why, while more experienced users will learn all about search criteria, Pack-and-Go, other file management concepts, and much more. A valuable companion website contains before and after real-world parts and assemblies along with many example files used in the text. Additionally, the text of the book is augmented by video tutorials with author voice-over which can be found on the website.

  • SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and previous editions of this book have sold more than 33,000 copies

  • Covers necessary information to give beginners a solid foundation in the software, including part and assembly modeling and 2D drawing techniques

  • Addresses a wide range of advanced topics not treated in other books, including best practices, search criteria, Pack-and-Go, and other file management concepts

  • Includes tutorials on both beginning and advanced topics, with videos; sample part, assembly, and drawing files; and before-and-after example files available on the companion website

SolidWorks 2013 Bible is the ultimate resource on SolidWorks 2013, the book beginners can start with and advanced users will want to keep close at hand.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Part I: Introducing SolidWorks Basics
    1. Chapter 1: Introducing SolidWorks
    2. Chapter 2: Navigating the SolidWorks Interface
    3. Chapter 3: Working with Sketches
    4. Chapter 4: Creating Simple Parts and Drawings
    5. Chapter 5: Using Visualization Techniques
  5. Part II: Building Intelligence into Your Parts
    1. Chapter 6: Getting More from Your Sketches
    2. Chapter 7: Modeling with Primary Features
    3. Chapter 8: Selecting Secondary Features
    4. Chapter 9: Patterning and Mirroring
    5. Chapter 10: Using Equations
    6. Chapter 11: Working with Part Configurations
    7. Chapter 12: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting
  6. Part III: Working with Assemblies
    1. Chapter 13: Building Efficient Assemblies
    2. Chapter 14: Getting More from Mates
    3. Chapter 15: Patterning and Mirroring Components
    4. Chapter 16: Working with Assembly Sketches and Layouts
    5. Chapter 17: Using Assembly Tools
    6. Chapter 18: Using Libraries, Assembly Features, and Hole Wizard
    7. Chapter 19: Controlling Assembly Configurations and Display States
    8. Chapter 20: Modeling in Context
    9. Chapter 21: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting Assemblies
    10. Chapter 22: Working with Large Scale Design
    11. Chapter 23: Animating with the MotionManager
  7. Part IV: Creating Drawings
    1. Chapter 24: Automating Drawings: The Basics
    2. Chapter 25: Working with Drawing Views
    3. Chapter 26: Using Annotations and Symbols
    4. Chapter 27: Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    5. Chapter 28: Using Layers, Line Fonts, and Colors
    6. Chapter 29: Working with Tables and Drawings
    7. Chapter 30: Creating Assembly Drawings
  8. Part V: Using Advanced and Specialized Techniques
    1. Chapter 31: Modeling Multi-Bodies
    2. Chapter 32: Working with Surfaces
    3. Chapter 33: Employing Master Model Techniques
    4. Chapter 34: Using SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tools
    5. Chapter 35: Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
    6. Chapter 36: Creating Weldments and Weldment Drawings
    7. Chapter 37: Using Imported Geometry and Direct Editing Techniques
    8. Chapter 38: Using Plastic Features
    9. Chapter 39: Using Mold Tools
    10. Appendix A: Finding Help
    11. Appendix B: What's on the Website