Learning SOLIDWORKS 2020
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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using SOLIDWORKS 2020 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design.
No previous experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the SOLIDWORKS interface and its basic tools right away. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings.
Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of SOLIDWORKS's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using SOLIDWORKS.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - Getting Started 2. Parametric Modeling Fundamentals 3. CSG Concepts and Model History Tree 4. Parametric Constraints Fundamentals 5. Pictorials and Sketching 6. Symmetrical Features and Part Drawings 7. Datum Features in Designs 8. Gears and SOLIDWORKS Design Library 9. Advanced 3D Construction Tools 10. Planar Linkage Analysis using GeoGebra 11. Design Makes the Difference 12. Assembly Modeling and Motion Analysis 13. Introduction to 3D Printing