For undergraduate courses that use SolidWorks for teaching and learning CAD/CAM for design, visualization, prototyping, and manufacturing.
Mastering SolidWorks: The Design Approach presents SolidWorks as a design system rather than a software program, using design, modeling, and drafting concepts as the building blocks, instead of menus and commands. It describes design approaches, methodologies, and techniques to help CAD designers/engineers and draftspersons achieve their engineering tasks in the fastest, easiest, and most effective way. It develops command sequences to achieve CAD and modeling tasks, providing SolidWorks syntax and details. Starting with a CAD task to accomplish, the book then helps students learn how to accomplish it, motivating students to learn more than by simply going through layers of menus and commands.
Table of Contents
Part I: Computer Aided Design (CAD) Basics
1. Getting Started
2. Construction Management
3. Design Intent
Part II: Basic Part Modeling
4. Features and Macros
7. Rendering and Animation
Part III: Advanced Part Modeling
10. Sheet Metal and Weldments
11. Sustainable Design
Part IV: Part Development and Analysis
12. Geometric Tolerances
13. Analysis Tools
Part V: Part Manufacturing
14. Rapid Prototyping
15. Numerical Control Machining
16. Injection Molding
A. ANSI and ISO Tolerance Tables
B. SolidWorks Certification
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Mastering Solidworks, CourseSmart eTextbook
Format: Safari Book
$43.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-148055-1