SOLIDWORKS 2021 Quick Start introduces new users to the basics of using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software in five easy lessons. This book is intended for the student or designer who needs to learn SOLIDWORKS quickly and effectively. This book is perfect for engineers in industry who are expected to have SOLIDWORKS skills for their company’s next project or students who need to learn SOLIDWORKS without taking a comprehensive CAD course.
Based on years of teaching SOLIDWORKS to engineering students, SOLIDWORKS 2021 Quick Start concentrates on the areas where new users can improve efficiency in the design modeling process. By learning the correct SOLIDWORKS skills and file management techniques, you gain the most knowledge in the shortest period of time.
This book begins with an overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface (UI), its menus, toolbars and commands. With a quick pace, you learn the essentials of 2D sketching, part and assembly creation, perform motion study, develop detailed part and assembly drawings and much more. Throughout this book you develop a mini Stirling Engine and investigate the proper design intent and constraints.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface
2. 2D Sketching, Features and Parts
3. Assembly Modeling - Bottom up method
4. Design Modifications
5. Drawing and Dimensioning Fundamentals
David C. Planchard