Learning SolidWorks

Learning SolidWorks

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For courses where SolidWorks is used.Basing its instruction on the design of a pizza cutter, this text walks you through techniques in modeling, assembly, and creation of working drawings moving from basic to more advanced design techniques. The text is heavily illustrated with screen captures and sample drawings and includes end-of-chapter modeling problems for further practice.show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 203.2 x 248.92 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Peachpit Press Publications
  • Berkeley, United States
  • 0130334936
  • 9780130334930

About Richard M. Lueptow

Richard M. Lueptow is the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He has five patents and over 40 refereed abstracts, and presentations. Michael Minbiole studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and works at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector.show more

Table of contents

1. Solids Modeling with SolidWorks. Constraint-Based Solids Modeling. The Nature of Solids Modeling.2. Getting Started with SolidWorks. Introduction and Reference. Modeling the Guard. Modeling the Arm. Modeling the Blade.3. Modeling Parts in SolidWorks: Revolves. Modeling the Cap. Modeling the Handle. Modeling the Rivet.4. Modeling An Assembly: The Pizza Cutter. Modeling the Cutter Sub-Assembly. Modeling the Pizza Cutter Assembly. Checking the Assembly for Interface. Creating an Exploded View of the Assembly.5. Creating Working Drawings. Detail Drawing n SolidWorks. Editing a Drawing Sheet Format. Creating a Drawing of the Arm. Creating a Drawing of the Pizza Cutter Assembly.6. Modeling the Handle as a Plastic Injection-Molded Part. The Design of Plastic Injection-Molded Handle. Shelling the Handle and Adding Assembly Holes. Adding Ribs to the Handle. Adding Sweeps to the Handle. Using SmartMates to Assemble the Handle Halves.7. Redesigning the Handle. Creating the Handle's Base Feature Using a Loft. Creating the Flanged End Using a Surface. Creating a Configuration of the Handle with Engraved Text. Assembling the Handle and Cutter Sub-Assembly.Index.show more

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