|SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required [Paperback] By Alex Ruiz
The only continuous, step-by-step tutorial for SolidWorks
SolidWorks is a 3D CAD manufacturing software package that has been used to design everything from aerospace robotics to bicycles. This book teaches beginners to use SolidWorks through a step-by-step tutorial, letting you build, document, and present a project while you learn.
Tools and functionality are explained in the context of professional, real-world tasks and workflows. You will learn the essential functions and gain the skills to use the software at once.
SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required quickly turns beginners into confident users of SolidWorks.
- SolidWorks is a popular design software for manufacturing, and this book introduces it in the context of actually creating an object
- Begins with an overview of SolidWorks conventions and the interface
- Explains how to create models and drawings, create a revolved part and subassembly, and model parts within a subassembly
- Explores modification capabilities and drawing and Bill of Materials templates
- Moves on to top-level assembly models and drawings, Toolbox components and the Design Library, mates, export and printing capabilities, and creating renderings
- Includes a glossary, a foreword from the SolidWorks product manager, and downloadable tutorial files
From the Back Cover
SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required is the perfect hands-on, step-by-step introduction to this very popular 3D CAD software. Through a continuous, easy-to-follow tutorial, you'll learn SolidWorks by planning and developing a desk lamp, from modeling to drawing to creating the Bill of Materials. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from www.sybex.com/go/solidworks2010ner. Either way, you'll get a thorough grounding in SolidWorks and see real progress as you quickly master tasks and create a final, presentation-worthy rendering of your design.
- Create your first part, the lamp base, and use Instant3D to improve productivity
- Add dimensions, tolerances, and a detailed view—and produce your first drawing
- See how to create a revolved part with threading as you make the lamp's shaft
- Model a plastic washer and learn how to create an assembly from a part
- Examine Bills of Materials (BOMs), build one, and add item balloons
- Design a lampshade, add components from the Design Library, and create an exploded view
- Put it all together and produce a top-level assembly drawing
- Apply materials and environment and create a stunning rendering
Create 2D drawings that tell the whole story
Make stunning photo-realistic renderings of your designs
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