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.
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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
Build excellent real-world assembliesAbout the Author:
Alex R. Ruiz is a Certified SolidWorks Professional and engineering manager for a leading medical device manufacturer. He designs new products and trains and supports over 100 SolidWorks users. Alex has close ties to the SolidWorks development team and is very well known in the SolidWorks community as "the SolidWorks geek," which is the name of his blog (www.TheSWGeek.com).
Gabi Jack is a Certified SolidWorks Professional and mechanical engineer who maintains a popular blog about solid modeling, design, and engineering (www.GabiJack.com).
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Book Description Sybex, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110470505435
Book Description Sybex. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0470505435 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0178764