SOLIDWORKS 2018 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2018 Intermediate Skills leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SOLIDWORKS and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects has been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to 3D Sketch 2. Plane Creation 3. Advanced Modeling 4. Sweep with Composite Curve 5. Advanced Modeling with Sweep & Loft 6. Loft vs. Sweep 7. Loft with Guide Curves 8. Using Surfaces 9. Advanced Surfaces 10. Using Filled Surfaces 11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling 12. SimulationXpress Sheet Metal Topics 13. Sheet Metal Parts 14. Sheet Metal Forming Tools 15. Sheet Metal Conversions 16. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files Mold Tools Design Topics 17, Creating a Core & Cavity 18. Non Planar Parting Lines 19. Top-Down Assembly - Part 1 20. Top-Down Assembly – Part 2 21. External References & Repair Errors 22. Using Appearances & Textures, CSWP Core Preparation Practice
Paul Tran has over 30 years of experience in the fields of mechanical and manufacturing engineering; 20 years were in teaching and supporting the SOLIDWORKS software and its add-ins.