SolidWorks 2012 for Designers

SolidWorks 2012 for Designers

CADCIM Technologies
9781936646173
193664617X
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Book Description

SolidWorks 2012 for Designers is a comprehensive textbook that introduces the users to SolidWorks, a feature-based 3D parametric solid modeling software. The textbook covers all major environments of SolidWorks and provides a thorough explanation of all tools, options, and their applications to create real-world products. About 48 mechanical engineering industry examples are used as tutorials and an additional 42 as exercises to ensure that the users can relate their knowledge and understand the design techniques used in the industry to design a product.

After reading the textbook, the users will be able to create parts, assemblies, drawing views with bill of materials, and learn the editing techniques that are essential to make a successful design. Also, in this textbook, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that improve the productivity and efficiency of the users.

Some of the Salient Features of this textbook are as follows:

  • Consists of 19 pedagogical sequenced chapters covering a wide range of topics such as the Sketching, Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, Drafting, Surface Modeling, Blocks, Sheet Metal Design, Equations, Configurations, and Library Features in SolidWorks.

  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.

  • Real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience.

  • Student projects to enhance the skills of the students.

  • Step-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process.

  • Additional information is provided throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes.

  • Self-Evaluation test, review questions, and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Free Teaching and Learning Resources
    CADCIM Technologies provides the following Free Teaching and Learning Resources with this textbook:

  • Technical support for the study material discussed in the textbook.

  • Drawing files of the models used in illustrations, examples, and exercises

  • Customizable PowerPoint presentations of every chapter

  • Instructor guide that provides solutions to the review questions and exercises

  • Course outline listing the topics that will be covered in the basic and advanced classes