1st Edition

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Basic Tools

By Paul Tran Copyright 2017
    672 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    SOLIDWORKS 2018 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modelling techniques. It provides you with a strong understanding of SOLIDWORKS and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. 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.

    1. System Options 2. Document Templates Basic Modeling Topics 3. Basic Solid Modeling - Extrude Options 4. Basic Solid Modeling - Extrude & Revolve 5. Revolved Parts 6. Rib & Shell Features 7. Patterns 8. Part Configuration 9. Modeling Threads Bottom Up Assembly Topics 10. Bottom Up Assembly 11. Using Advanced Mates 12. Layout Assembly 13. PhotoView360 Basics Drawing Topics 14. Drawing Preparations 15. Assembly Drawings 16. Drawing Views 17. Detailing 18. Sheet Metal Drawings 19. Configurations 20. Design Tables, CSWA Preparation Materials


    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.