SolidWorks 2008 for Designers                        

Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet and
D. Saravanan, CADCIM Technologies, USA
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-932709-42-1
Paperback, 880 Pages

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This textbook introduces readers to SolidWorks 2008, the world's leading parametric solid modeling package. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that improve the productivity and efficiency of the user. The textbook consists of 17 chapters structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes the book very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. It covers the Part, Assembly, and Drawing modes of SolidWorks 2008. The highlight of this textbook is that it includes one chapter each on Sheet Metal Design and ConfigurationManager.

Every chapter begins with a command section that provides brief information of the commands and tools in SolidWorks 2008. The authors have adopted the tutorial-point-of-view with the learn-by-doing theme throughout the textbook. This approach allows the users to use this textbook initially as a learning tool and then later as a reference material. After reading the textbook, the user will be able to create parts, assemblies, drawing views with bill of materials, and also learn the techniques that are essential for designing multiple models of similar geometry with ease.

Some of the Salient Features of this textbook are as follows:
Special graphics are provided with the latest commands or tools, which allow the readers to recognize all the new additions and enhancements in SolidWorks 2008 with ease. The book consists of:

    Detailed explanation of SolidWorks 2008 commands and tools
    More than 75 real-world mechanical engineering designs used as tutorials and projects with step-by-step
    Emphasis on Why and How with explanation
    Tips and Notes throughout the textbook
    880 pages with heavily illustrated text
    Self-Evaluation tests and exercises at the end of each chapter

Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to SolidWorks 2008
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: Editing Features
Chapter 10: Advanced Modeling Tools-III
Chapter 11: Advanced Modeling Tools-IV
Chapter 12: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 13: Assembly Modeling-II
Chapter 14: Working with Drawing Views-I
Chapter 15: Working with Drawing Views-II
Chapter 16: Sheet Metal Design
Chapter 17: Equations, Configurations, and Library Features


Evaluation Chapters of SolidWorks 2008 for Designers textbook (zipped pdf files)
  table-of-contents-solidworks-2008-eval  (69KB),
c02-solidworks-2008-eval (910 KB),
c05-solidworks-2008-eval (955 KB),
c09-solidworks-2008-eval (1 MB),
(1.4 MB) 
SolidWorks Files (zipped files)
Part, Assembly, and Drawing files used in tutorials and illustrations.

c02-solidworks-2008 (128 KB), c03-solidworks-2008 (214 KB), 
c04-solidworks-2008 (367 KB), c05-solidworks-2008 (128 KB),
c06-solidworks-2008 (214 KB),  c07-solidworks-2008 (367 KB),
c08-solidworks-2008 (128 KB), c09-solidworks-2008 (214 KB), 
c10-solidworks-2008 (367 KB), c11-solidworks-2008 (367 KB),
c12-solidworks-2008 (128 KB), c13-solidworks-2008 (214 KB), 
c14-solidworks-2008 (367 KB), c15-solidworks-2008 (128 KB),
c16-solidworks-2008 (214 KB),  c17-solidworks-2008 (367 KB) 

Tips and Notes (MS Word 2000 file). These tips and notes are in addition to those given in the SolidWorks for Designers book.   tips-and-notes
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