SOLIDWORKS 2020 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2020 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. Offset Surface & Ruled Surface 10. Advanced Surfaces 11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling 12. SimulationXpress 13. Sheet Metal Parts 14. Sheet Metal Forming Tools 15. Sheet Metal Conversions 16. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files 17. Advanced Weldments 18. Creating a Core & Cavity 19. Non Planar Parting Lines 20. Top-Down Assembly - Part 1 21. Top-Down Assembly – Part 2 22. External References & Repair Errors 23. Using Appearances