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SolidWorks 2010 Tutorial with Multimedia CD is written for students and instructors in a technical school, community college, college or university and also designers, engineers, and industry professionals that want to learn how to design with SolidWorks. Developed for the beginner to intermediate SolidWorks user, the book provides you a step-by-step project based approach to learning SolidWorks with 1.5 hours of video instruction and hundreds of SolidWorks models on the enclosed CD.
The Book is divided into two sections. Chapter one through six explore the SolidWorks User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple machine parts, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs and Revision tables using basic and advanced features.
Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 80 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copies components, design tables and configurations. Explore SolidWorks SimulationXpress, an introduction to Finite Element Analysis (FEA), SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress, an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment, and DFMXpress, an introduction to design for manufacturability. Learn by doing, not just reading!
Chapter seven through chapter eleven prepares you for the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA). The CSWA certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Follow the steps in these chapters to assistyou in learning the skills required to pass the CSWA.
Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step in each project to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry.
1. Linkage Assembly
2. Front Support Assembly
3. Fundamentals of Drawing
4. Advanced Features
5. Pneumatic Test Module and Robot Assembly
6. SimulationXpress, SustainabilityXpress, DFMXpress
Certified SolidWorks Associate Examination Study Material:
7. Basic Theory and Drawing Theory
8. Simple Part Modeling
9. Advanced Part Modeling
10. Assembly Modeling
11. Advanced Modeling Theory and Analysis