SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Whether it’s your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or you’re switching to SolidWorks from something else, you’re probably excited about what this CAD program has to offer.   Chances are, you figure it’s going to take awhile to get the hang of it before you can begin cranking out those perfectly precise 3D designs. SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you dramatically shorten that get-acquainted period!

SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you get up and running quickly on the leading 3D technical drawing software. You’ll see how to set up SolidWorks to create the type of drawings your industry requires and how to take full advantage of its legendary 3D features. You’ll discover how to:

  • Work with virtual prototypes
  • Understand the user interface
  • Use templates and sketch, assemble, and create drawings
  • Automate the drawing process
  • Review drawings and collaborate with other team members
  • Define and edit sketches
  • Create dimensions and annotations
  • Print or plot your drawings
  • Leverage existing designs

Sample files on the bonus CD-ROM show you how to apply the latest version of SolidWorks and accomplish specific tasks. Even if you’re brand-new to CAD software, SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will have you feeling like a pro in no time. You’ll find you’ve entered a whole new dimension.

Table of Contents
Part I: Beginning the SolidWorks Journey
Chapter 1. Getting to Know (And Love) SolidWorks
Chapter 2. Taking Control of SolidWorks
Chapter 3. Building Blocks for the Virtual Prototype

Part II: Design Intent and the Virtual Prototype
Chapter 4. Do What I Mean, Not What I Sketch
Chapter 5. Making Better Parts
Chapter 6. Putting It All Together

Part III: The Devil’s in the “Drawing” Details
Chapter 7. Creating Drawings
Chapter 8. Speeding It Up. Automating the Drawing
Chapter 9. Changes, Changes, Changes
Chapter 10. Leveraging Your Existing Designs
Chapter 11. Printing and Plotting

Part IV: Playing Nicely with Others (And Picking Up Your Toys)
Chapter 12. Managing the Clutter
Chapter 13. Collaborating with Team Members
Chapter 14. Viewing and Reviewing Documents

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 15. Ten Tips for Becoming More Proficient with SolidWorks
Chapter 16. Ten Ways to Extend and Reuse Your Design Information
Chapter 17. Ten Resources for the SolidWorks Community

Book Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (February 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470127236
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470127230
Download [23.2 MiB]

You may also like...

Leave a Reply