SOLIDWORKS 2016: A Tutorial Approach, 3rd Edition

Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
Published by
CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-942689-19-5


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SOLIDWORKS 2016: A Tutorial Approach introduces readers to SOLIDWORKS 2016 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 12 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 2016. In addition, this textbook covers the basics of Mold Design, FEA, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Salient Features:
The following are some of the features of this textbook:

  • Consists of 12 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence.
  • Tutorial approach to explain various concepts of SOLIDWORKS 2016.
  • First page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.
  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process.
  • Several real-world mechanical engineering designs as tutorials and projects.
  • Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips.
  • Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Technical support by contacting
  • Additional learning resources at

Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 2016
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 and SOLIDWORKS Simulation
Chapter 12: Introduction to Mold Design

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