1st Edition

Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2019

By David Planchard Copyright 2019
    900 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2019 and video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user featuring machined, plastic and sheet metal components.

    Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. The book is divided into five sections with 11 projects.

    The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

    1. Overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface  2. Fundamentals of Part Modeling  3. Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling  4. Fundamentals of Drawing  5. Extrude and Revolve Features  6. Swept, Lofted and Additional Features  7. Top Down Assembly Modeling and Sheet Metal Parts  8. SOLIDWORKS Simulation  9. Intelligent Modeling Techniques  10. Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing  11. Introduction to the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) Exam


    David Planchard is the Founder of D&M Education LLC. Before starting D&M Education, he spent over 27 years in industry and academia holding various engineering, marketing, and teaching positions and degrees. He holds five U.S. patents. He has published and authored numerous papers on Machine Design, Product Design, Mechanics of Materials, and Solid Modeling.

    David is a SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner, an Adjunct Faculty member and the SAE advisor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Mechanical Engineering department. David holds the following professional certifications: CCAI, CCNP, CCNA, CSDA, CSWSA-FEA, CSWP, CSWP-DRWT.

    In 2012, David's senior Major Qualifying Project team (senior capstone) won first place in the Mechanical Engineering department at WPI. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, David's senior Major Qualifying Project team won the Provost award in Mechanical Engineering for design excellence.

    David has written over 50 books on SolidWorks, many with video instructional DVD targeted for the beginner to intermediate user in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.

    His books have ranked first in sells for the past nine years and are used by many of the top Engineering schools around the world.

    Dave's goal is to write clear, concise, and well illustrated step-by-step and short tutorial SolidWorks books for professionals, colleges, universities, technical institutes, and secondary institutions. Learn by doing, not just by reading!