Customizing SolidWorks for Greater Productivity

9780979566608: Customizing SolidWorks for Greater Productivity
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Want to customize SolidWorks? A hands-on guide covering all aspects of tailoring the user interface to streamline your work environment. Written by experts in the CAD/CAM world, this book offers beginners and professionals comprehensive instructions, real-world scenarios, and insightful techniques for customizing SolidWorks quickly and efficiently for greater productivity. This is a must have book for every SolidWorks user! Too often users struggle with a program because they can t find the command they want in the menus or toolbars. This simply wastes time and frustrates the user as he searches for the desired feature. Learn how to maximize your use of SolidWorks through customization. By customizing SolidWorks, you ll improve your productivity and avoid a lot of frustration. This book will have you working more effectively in no time! "You know SolidWorks is powerful, but are you harnessing that power effectively?" asks Neil Bucalo, co-author. "SolidWorks is so rich with features that it is difficult to master everything you can do with it. The goal of "Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" is to teach ways to enhance your knowledge of using SolidWorks, whether you are a beginner or a Certified Professional." This book shows you how to work faster and more efficiently in SolidWorks. Thorough explanations are enhanced by live projects and examples that make it easy to comprehend and master the customizing concepts of SolidWorks.

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Neil Bucalo is a CAD expert, having many years of experience using numerous CAD systems, including SolidWorks. Neil has a diverse background, including mechanical engineering, CAD/CAM support and training, and technical writing. He started his career in support and training, becoming a Certified SolidWorks Support Technician. Joe Bucalo is the founder and President of Applied Production, Inc. and Sheet Metal Guy, LLC, SolidWorks Solution Partners. He has over 30 years experience working with and developing software products in the CAD/CAM world. He has a thorough knowledge of the most popular CAD programs and understands the issues faced by manufacturers.


"Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" uncovers the power of SolidWorks by explaining in detail various customizing techniques available in SolidWorks. The purpose of "Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" is to provide you with information on customizing SolidWorks features like menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, and views. The book also contains a detailed explanation on customizing and reusing your settings, customizing the look and feel of the user interface, recording and using macros, handling multiple documents and file locations, creating template drawings, and collaborating with others. Each chapter is written in a cookbook style, guiding you step-by-step to teach you as many techniques as possible in the least amount of time. Coverage is aimed at showing you how to become more productive by learning how to minimize repetitive actions, running SolidWorks more efficiently.

"Customizing SolidWorks" is a great book for a beginner as it exposes you to lots of areas that you can change to suit your style of working. Once you know about them, you can then decide what you want to change, and what you want to learn more about. But it's also a good read for advanced users, since there will invariably be a nugget or two that will settle out. When I read it, I found a few things that piqued my curiosity enough to cause me to do a bit of exploring. So, grab a cup of coffee and the easy chair, and enjoy. --Wayne Tiffany (President of Kansas City SolidWorks User Group)

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