Learning SolidWorks 2011: A Project Based Approach

Prof. Sham Tickoo, Purdue University Calumet
Published by CADCIM Technologies, USA
ISBN: 978-1-932709-93-3

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This textbook introduces readers to SolidWorks 2011, the world's leading parametric solid modeling package. In this textbook, the author has adopted a project-based approach to explain the fundamental concepts of SolidWorks. This unique approach has been used to explain the creation of parts, assemblies, and drawings of a real-world model. The textbook will provide the users a sound and practical knowledge of the software while creating a motor cycle as the real-world model. This knowledge will guide the users to create their own projects in an easy and effective manner.

Keeping in view the requirement of the users, a single project has been divided into many chapters to make the users understand the concepts in a better way. The creation of each part, assembly, and drawing has been explained using small steps which make the learning process quite simple and effective. Additionally, the tools introduced for the first time have been dealt in detail, so that you can gain expertise and proficiency in SolidWorks.
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:
·    Motor cycle model used as the real-world model.

·    Project based approach followed to explain the creation of parts, assemblies, and drawings of a motor cycle.
·    Tips and Notes throughout the textbook

·    Screen captures and line diagrams provided to facilitate the understanding of various concepts
·    Self-Evaluation tests and exercises at the end of each chapter


Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to SolidWorks 2011
Chapter 2: Creating Axle and Disc Plate
Chapter 3: Creating Rim and Tire

Chapter 4: Creating Caliper Piston, Pad, and Body
Chapter 5: Creating Fork Tube, Cap, Holder, and Bodies

Chapter 6: Creating Handlebars and Handle Holders
Chapter 7: Creating Muffler, Clamp, and Swing Arm
Chapter 8: Creating Shock Absorber and Engine Parts

Chapter 9: Creating Mudguards, Fuel Tank, Headlight Mask, and Seat Cover
Chapter 10: Creating Weldment Structural Frame
Chapter 11: Creating Motor Cycle Assembly
Chapter 12: Generating Drawing Views


Evaluation Chapters of Learning SolidWorks 2011: A Project Based Approach textbook (zipped pdf files)



Tutorial  Files (zipped files)


   c02_SWProj_2011.zip               c03_SWProj_2011.zip
  c04_SWProj_2011.zip               c05_SWProj_2011.zip
  c06_SWProj_2011.zip               c07_SWProj_2011.zip
  c08_SWProj_2011.zip                c09_SWProj_2011.zip
  c10_SWProj_2011.zip            c11_SWProj_2011.zip

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