SOLIDWORKS 2019 Reference Guide
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The SOLIDWORKS Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS is an immense software package, and no one book can cover all topics for all users. This book provides a centralized reference location to address many of the tools, features and techniques of SOLIDWORKS.
Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SOLIDWORKS 2018 software. If you are completely new to SOLIDWORKS, you should read Chapter 1 in detail and complete Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 in the SOLIDWORKS Tutorials.
If you are familiar with an earlier release of SOLIDWORKS, you still might want to skim Chapter 1 to become acquainted with some of the commands, menus and features that you have not used; or you can simply jump to any section in any chapter.
Table of Contents
1. Quick Start 2. System Options 3. Document Properties 4. Design Intent, Sketching and Sketch Entities 5. Sketch Tools, Geometric Relations and Dimensions/Relations Tools 6. Extruded Boss/Base, Extruded Cut, Fillet and Cosmetic Features 7. Revolved, Hole Wizard, Advanced Hole, Dome, Curve and Thread Features 8. Shell, Draft, Rib, Scale and Intersection Feature 9. Pattern Features, Mirror Features and Coordinate System 10. Swept, Lofted, Wrap, Flex, and Freeform Feature 11. Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling and More 12. Top-Down Assembly Modeling, Configurations and More 13. Drawings and Drawing Tools 14. Sheet Metal Features and Tools 15. PhotoView 360, Measure and Mass Properties Tool 16. Saving, Pack and Go, PDFs, Toolbox, Design Library, SOLIDWORKS Explorer & Parts Reviewer 17. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 18. Intelligent Modeling Techniques 19. Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing
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 and one International patent. He has published and authored numerous papers on Machine Design, Product Design, Mechanics of Materials, and Solid Modeling. David holds a BSME, MSM, and the following certifications: CCNA, CCNP, CSWA and CSWP. David is a SolidWorks Solution Partner and an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.