SolidWorks doesn't get AutoCAD's publicity, but it's developed a large, passionate, and well-deserved following among CAD users working in 3D mechanical design. Whether you're just starting out with it or you want to gain far deeper mastery, Matt Lombard can help. His SolidWorks Bible distills everything he's learned as a longtime professional user, trainer, and host of one of the world's top SolidWorks sites.
SolidWorks closely follows Windows' interface conventions, with plenty of drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and so forth. So it's intuitive -- but there's still plenty to learn. Lombard covers it all, in some 150 tutorials. Just some of what you'll master: SolidWorks' parametric approach; sketching; building parts with intelligence; working with assemblies; using libraries, automating drawings; even multibody modeling and specialized techniques for working with sheet metal.
Realistic, practical, and thorough, this is the SolidWorks book a lot of people have been hoping for. Bill Camarda, from the August 2007 Read Only