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Solidworks 2013 Bible

Solidworks 2013 Bible

Paperback Bible (Wiley)

By (author) Matt Lombard

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 1296 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 53mm | 1,882g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118508408
  • ISBN 13: 9781118508404
  • Sales rank: 120,385

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A comprehensive resource packed with information for both beginners and advanced users SolidWorks is the leading 3D solid modeling software used in computer-aided design. It's powerful but not simple. This complete guide introduces beginners to the software but then goes far beyond, covering numerous details that advanced users have requested. Beginners will learn not only how the software works but why, while more experienced users will learn all about search criteria, Pack-and-Go, other file management concepts, and much more. A valuable companion website contains before and after real-world parts and assemblies along with many example files used in the text. Additionally, the text of the book is augmented by video tutorials with author voice-over which can be found on the website. SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and previous editions of this book have sold more than 33,000 copies Covers necessary information to give beginners a solid foundation in the software, including part and assembly modeling and 2D drawing techniques Addresses a wide range of advanced topics not treated in other books, including best practices, search criteria, Pack-and-Go, and other file management concepts Includes tutorials on both beginning and advanced topics, with videos; sample part, assembly, and drawing files; and before-and-after example files available on the companion website SolidWorks 2013 Bible is the ultimate resource on SolidWorks 2013, the book beginners can start with and advanced users will want to keep close at hand.

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Matt Lombard is a mechanical engineer and an independent SolidWords consultant. Because of the popularity of his SolidWorks blog (dezignstuff) and his sessions at SolidWorks World, he has built a reputation as the go-to resource for everything SolidWorks.

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Companion Website FEATURES: before-and-after example filesVideo tutorialsLearn best practices & advanced techniquesFind content not well covered elsewhereTake your SolidWorks skills to a new levelGet solid with SolidWorks StandardAre you switching from another CAD program or trying to improve your current SolidWorks skills? If you want more info on SolidWorks than you've been able to find, this practical guide from well-known SolidWorks guru Matt Lombard is what you need. Featuring detailed content and workarounds, new performance icons to help you choose the best settings, and access to video tutorials, this book will soon have you efficiently using this complex software at a higher level.Review SolidWorks basic concepts, terminology, and the user interfaceIntegrate 3D intelligence into your sketches from the beginning, and design partsWork with assembly sketches, use SpeedPak and other tools, and control assembly configurationsUse the best tools for creating drawings from SolidWorks parts and assembliesMaster multi-body modeling and surface modeling, including techniques not widely covered elsewhereWork effectively with large-scale designsCreate smooth shapes with the new Conic sketch entityUse the new Intersect feature to create and edit solid bodiesDisplay the FeatureManager in a straight-line historyCompanion WebsiteVisit the companion website for: Chapter intro videos to get you up to speed on each chapter's basic conceptsTutorial videos that accompany the many tutorials in the bookAll hands-on project files needed to complete the tutorialsBefore-and-after example files

Table of contents

Part I: Introducing SolidWorks Basics 1 Chapter 1: Introducing SolidWorks 3 Chapter 2: Navigating the SolidWorks Interface 27 Chapter 3: Working with Sketches 69 Chapter 4: Creating Simple Parts and Drawings 121 Chapter 5: Using Visualization Techniques 157 Part II: Building Intelligence into Your Parts 197 Chapter 6: Getting More from Your Sketches 199 Chapter 7 Modeling with Primary Features 235 Chapter 8: Selecting Secondary Features 297 Chapter 9: Patterning and Mirroring 325 Chapter 10: Using Equations 357 Chapter 11: Working with Part Configurations 375 Chapter 12: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting 415 Part III: Working with Assemblies 457 Chapter 13: Building Efficient Assemblies 459 Chapter 14: Getting More from Mates 495 Chapter 15: Patterning and Mirroring Components 525 Chapter 16: Working with Assembly Sketches and Layouts 539 Chapter 17: Using Assembly Tools 557 Chapter 18: Using Libraries, Assembly Features, and Hole Wizard 581 Chapter 19: Controlling Assembly Configurations and Display States 637 Chapter 20: Modeling in Context 655 Chapter 21: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting Assemblies 691 Chapter 22: Working with Large Scale Design 711 Chapter 23: Animating with the MotionManager 725 Part IV: Creating Drawings 761 Chapter 24: Automating Drawings: The Basics 763 Chapter 25: Working with Drawing Views 789 Chapter 26: Using Annotations and Symbols 827 Chapter 27: Dimensioning and Tolerancing 847 Chapter 28: Using Layers, Line Fonts, and Colors 873 Chapter 29: Working with Tables and Drawings 885 Chapter 30: Creating Assembly Drawings 911 Part V: Using Advanced and Specialized Techniques 935 Chapter 31: Modeling Multi-Bodies 937 Chapter 32: Working with Surfaces 973 Chapter 33: Employing Master Model Techniques 1001 Chapter 34: Using SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tools 1015 Chapter 35: Creating Sheet Metal Drawings 1069 Chapter 36: Creating Weldments and Weldment Drawings 1081 Chapter 37: Using Imported Geometry and Direct Editing Techniques 1115 Chapter 38: Using Plastic Features 1141 Chapter 39: Using Mold Tools 1173 Appendix A: Finding Help 1195 Appendix B: What's on the Website 1201 Index 1205