Beginner’s Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2019 – Level II starts where Beginner’s Guide – Level I ends, following the same easy to read style and companion video instruction, but this time covering advanced topics and techniques.
The purpose of this book is to teach advanced techniques including sheet metal, surfacing, how to create components in the context of an assembly and reference other components (Top-down design), propagate design changes with SOLIDWORKS’ parametric capabilities, mold design, welded structures and more while explaining the basic concepts of each trade to allow you to understand the how and why of each operation.
The author uses simple examples to allow you to better understand each command and environment, as well as to make it easier to explain the purpose of each step, maximizing the learning time by focusing on one task at a time.
This book is focused on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn.
Table of Contents
1. Multi Body Parts, Sketch Editing and Other Tools 2. Sheet Metal and Top Down Design 3. 3D Sketch and Weldments 4. Surfacing and Mold Tools
Alejandro Reyes holds a BSME from the Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in electro-mechanical engineering and a Masters Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in mechanical design, with strong focus in Materials Science and Finite Element Analysis.
Alejandro spent more than 8 years as a SolidWorks Value Added Reseller. During this time he was a Certified SolidWorks Instructor and Support Technician, FEA Support Technician, and a Certified SolidWorks Expert, credential that he still maintains. Alejandro has over 20 years of experience using CAD/CAM/FEA software and is currently the President of MechaniCAD Inc.
His professional interests include finding alternatives and improvements to existing products, FEA analysis and new technologies. On a personal level, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.