SOLIDWORKS 2017 for  Designers, 15th Edition                   
Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Northwest
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA

ISBN: 978-1-942689-75-1
Paperback: 1106 Pages

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 for Designers book is written to help the readers effectively use the modeling and assembly tools by utilizing the parametric and feature-based approach of SOLIDWORKS 2017. This book provides detailed description of the tools that are commonly used in modeling, assembly, and sheet metal as well as in surfacing. The SOLDIWORKS 2017 for Designers book further elaborates on the procedure of generating the drawings of a model or assembly, which are used for documentation of a model or assembly.

Special emphasis has been laid on the introduction of concepts, which have been explained using text as well as graphical examples. The examples and tutorials used in this book ensure that the users can relate the information provided in this textbook with the practical industry designs.

Some of the Salient Features of this textbook are as follows:

  • Consists of 21 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence.
  • Comprehensive coverage of SOLIDWORKS 2017 concepts and techniques supported with illustrations.
  • Tutorial approach to explain the concepts of SOLIDWORKS 2017.
  • Detailed explanation of SOLIDWORKS 2017 tools.
  • Summarized topics on the first page of every chapter.
  • Step-by-step instructions to guide the users through the learning process.
  • Emphasis on Why and How with explanation.
  • 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 at the end of each chapter for the users to assess their knowledge.
  • Technical support by contacting
  • Additional learning resources at

Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 2017
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:
Surface Modeling
Chapter 17:
Working with Blocks
Chapter 18: Sheet Metal Design
Chapter 19: Equations, Configurations, and Library Features
Chapter 20: Motion Study
Chapter 21: Introduction to Mold Design
Student Projects


Evaluation Chapters of  SOLIDWORKS 2017 for Designers textbook (zipped pdf files)  

SOLIDWORKS Files (zipped files)
Part, Assembly, and Drawing files used in tutorials and illustrations.                              


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