SolidWorks 2012: A Tutorial Approach

Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-936646-18-0

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SolidWorks 2012: A Tutorial Approach introduces readers to SolidWorks 2012 software, one of the world's leading parametric solid modeling packages. In this textbook, the author has adopted a tutorial-based approach to explain the fundamental concepts of SolidWorks. This textbook has been written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme to help the users easily understand the concepts covered in it. The textbook consists of 11 chapters that are structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes the book very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. The textbook covers a wide range of topics such as Sketching, Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, Drafting in SolidWorks 2012. In addition, this textbook covers the basics of FEA and SolidWorks Simulation.

Keeping in view the requirement of the users, the author has used real-world mechanical engineering industry examples as tutorials to ensure that the users can releate them with the actual mechanical industry designs and learn faster. The creation of each part, assembly, and drawing has been explained step-by-step which make the learning process quite simple and effective. Additionally, the tools introduced for the first time have been dealt in detail so that user can gain expertise and proficiency in SolidWorks. After reading the textbook, the user will be able to create parts, assemblies, and drawing views with bill of material, and learn the techniques that are essential for designing multiple models of similar geometry with ease. In addition, the user will be able to analysis the model.

Some of the Salient Features of this textbook are as follows:
·    Detailed explanation of SolidWorks 2012 commands and tools.

·    More than 38 real-world mechanical engineering designs used as tutorials and projects with step-by-step

·    The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics covered in that chapter.

·    Tips and Notes throughout the textbook to provide additional information.
·    Self-Evaluation tests and exercises at the end of each chapter


Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to SolidWorks 2012
Chapter 2:  Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
Chapter 3: Editing and Modifying Sketches

Chapter 4: Adding Relations and Dimensions to Sketches
Chapter 5: Advanced Dimensioning Techniques and Base Feature Options

Chapter 6: Creating Reference Geometries
Chapter 7: Advanced Modeling Tools-I
Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling Tools-II

Chapter 9: Assembly Modeling
Chapter 10: Working with Drawing Views
Chapter 11: Introduction to FEA & SolidWorks Simulation


Evaluation Chapters of  SolidWorks 2012: A Tutorial Approach textbook (zipped pdf files)


c03_sw_2012_eval             c05_sw_2012_eval

Pat Files (zipped files)


c01_sw_2012_prt              c02_sw_2012_prt        
c05_sw_2012_prt              c06_sw_2012_prt
(zipped tutorials files)
  c02_sw_2012_tut               c03_sw_2012_tut        
c04_sw_2012_tut               c05_sw_2012_tut        
c06_sw_2012_tut               c07_sw_2012_tut        
c08_sw_2012_tut               c09_sw_2012_tut        
c10_sw_2012_tut               c11_sw_2012_tut

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