The SOLIDWORKS 2020 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SOLIDWORKS 2020. 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 2020.
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.
Each chapter provides detailed PropertyManager information on key topics with individual stand-alone short tutorials to reinforce and demonstrate the functionality and ease of the SOLIDWORKS tool or feature. The book provides access to over 260 models, their solutions and additional support materials. Learn by doing, not just by reading.
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 Intersect 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, Explorer & Parts Reviewer 17. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 18. Intelligent Modeling Techniques 19. Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing Fundamentals