Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2016

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Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2016

Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2016 and video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers, and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user. Explore the user interface, CommandManager, menus, toolbars, and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies, and drawings in an engineering environment.

Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple parts and assemblies that combine machined, plastic, and sheet metal components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features.

Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, Design Tables, Bills of Materials, Custom Properties, and Configurations. Address various SOLIDWORKS analysis tools and Intelligent Modeling techniques along with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing). Learn by doing not just by reading.

Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objective upfront. Follow the steps in Projects 1 – 9 to achieve the design goals.

Review Project 10 on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and its benefits and features. Understand the terms and technology used in low-cost 3D printers.

Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry.

Review individual features, commands, and tools with the Video Instruction. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear, and 80/20 Inc.

Collaborative information translates into numerous formats such as paper drawings, electronic files, rendered images, and animations. On-line intelligent catalogs guide designers to the product that meets both their geometric requirements and performance functionality.

The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors, and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

The book is designed to complement the SOLIDWORKS Tutorials contained in SOLIDWORKS 2016.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface
2. Fundamentals of Part Modeling
3. Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling
4. Fundamentals of Drawing
5. Extrude and Revolve Features
6. Swept, Lofted, and Additional Features
7. Top-Down Assembly Modeling and Sheet Metal Parts
8. SOLIDWORKS Simulation
9. Intelligent Modeling Techniques
10. Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing
Appendix
Glossary
Index.

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