Solidworks For Dummies

Solidworks For Dummies

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SolidWorks 2006 is a solid modeling program that goes beyond 3D capabilities. Since its initial release over a decade ago, it has transformed the way its users create, express, and document a design. But with so many functions to remember, it can be hard to design an image exactly the way you want it to look. "SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies" shows you how easy it is to create precision 3D drawings and utilize its other functions. This straightforward, plain-English guide provides all you need to know to take advantage of SolidWorks 2006's cool functions and controls. You'll discover how to: create sound, robust 2D sketches; examine design intent; design and model a part and the virtual prototype; design drawings using basic controls; create drawings automatically; edit your design's visual properties, dimensions, and features; maintain old drawing files; print and plot your designs; improve your project by working with others; and, extend and reuse your design information.The bonus CD-ROM features product demonstrations that show you how to use key parts of the program, examples of various add-on products that can help you get the most from SolidWorks, and case studies that show how other companies in different industries work with SolidWorks.
Packed with tips and tricks on becoming more proficient with this program, as well as resources for further referencing and inspiration, "SolidWorks 2006 For Dummies" is the ultimate guide that will get you familiar with the program and start building!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.32g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764595555
  • 9780764595554
  • 1,614,046

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Beginning the SolidWorks Journey.Chapter 1: Getting to Know (And Love) SolidWorks.Chapter 2: Taking Control of SolidWorks.Chapter 3: Building Blocks for the Virtual Prototype.Part II: Design Intent and the Virtual Prototype.Chapter 4: Do What I Mean, Not What I Sketch.Chapter 5: Making Better Parts.Chapter 6: Putting It All Together.Part III: The Devil's in the "Drawing" Details.Chapter 7: Creating Drawings.Chapter 8: Speeding It Up: Automating the Drawing.Chapter 9: Changes, Changes, Changes.Chapter 10: Leveraging Your Existing Designs.Chapter 11: Printing and Plotting.Part IV: Playing Nicely with Others (And Picking Up Your Toys).Chapter 12: Managing the Clutter.Chapter 13: Collaborating with Team Members.Chapter 14: Viewing and Reviewing Documents.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 15: Tens Tips for Becoming More Proficient with SolidWorks.Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Extend and Reuse Your Design Information.Chapter 17: Ten Resources for the SolidWorks Community.Appendix: About the CD-ROM.Index.
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About Greg Jankowski

Greg Jankowski is the Customer Satisfaction Manager at SolidWorks Corporation. Greg is a veteran (translation-been doing this longer than he cares to admit) in the CAD industry with experience using SolidWorks, ProEngineer, and Computervision CAD systems in a variety of mechanical design and developmental positions. Greg was the Principal at CIMCo, a SolidWorks Solution Partner since SolidWorks 95. Greg is the author of the book SolidWorks for AutoCAD Users and the e-book Exploring SolidWorks. In addition, he authored and developed the SolidWorks Workstation benchmark. Greg is also the author of the Cadalyst magazine column "Solid Thinking" and is a regular columnist in the SolidWorks Express newsletter.
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