1st Edition

SOLIDWORKS 2019 Reference Guide

By David Planchard Copyright 2018
    1000 Pages
    by SDC Publications

    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.

    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.