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SolidWorks 2007 Bible

SolidWorks 2007 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-37758-1

Mar 2008

1104 pages

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""The most complete resource for SolidWorks on the market. Matt Lombard's in-depth knowledge plus his snappy wit and wisdom make SolidWorks accessible to users at all levels.""
-- Mike Sabocheck, Territory Technical Manager, SolidWorks Corporation

The most comprehensive single reference on SolidWorks

Whether you're a new, intermediate, or professional user, you'll find the in-depth coverage you need to succeed with SolidWorks 2007 in this comprehensive reference. From customizing the interface to exploring best practices to reinforcing your knowledge with step-by-step tutorials, the techniques and shortcuts in this detailed book will help you accomplish tasks, avoid the time-consuming pitfalls of parametric design, and get a firm handle on one of the leading 3D CAD programs on the market.

* Customize the user interface and connect hotkeys to macros

Create sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings

Build intelligence into parts

Work with patterns, equations, and configurations

Learn multibody, surface, and master model techniques

Write, record, and edit Visual Basic(r) macros

Design with advanced 3D features

Increase speed and efficiency with subassemblies

Use multibody models to their full potential

What's on the CD-ROM?

The CD includes all the parts, assemblies, drawings, and examples you need to follow the tutorials in each chapter. You'll also find finished models, templates, and more.

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements


Part I: SolidWorks Basics.

Chapter 1: Getting Familiar with SolidWorks.

Chapter 2: Navigating the SolidWorks Interface.

Chapter 3: Getting Started with SolidWorks.

Chapter 4: Working with Sketches.

Chapter 5: Creating Simple Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings.

Part II: Building Intelligence into Your Parts.

Chapter 6: Getting More from Your Sketches.

Chapter 7: Choosing a Feature Type.

Chapter 8: Patterning and Mirroring.

Chapter 9: Using Equations.

Chapter 10: Working with Part Configurations.

Chapter 11: Editing and Evaluation.

Part III: Working with Assemblies.

Chapter 12: Organizing Assemblies.

Chapter 13: Getting More from Mates.

Chapter 14: Assembly Configurations and Display States.

Chapter 15: Component Patterns.

Part IV: Creating and Using Libraries.

Chapter 17: Using Hole Wizard and Toolbox.

Chapter 18: Working with Library Features.

Chapter 19: Using Smart Components.

Part V: Creating Drawings.

Chapter 20: Automating Drawings: The Basics.

Chapter 21: Working with Drawing Views.

Chapter 22: Using Annotations and Symbols.

Chapter 23: Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Chapter 24: Working with Tables and Drawings.

Chapter 25: Using Layers, Line Fonts, and Colors.

Part VI: Using Advanced Techniques.

Chapter 26: Modeling Multibodies.

Chapter 27: Working with Surfaces.

Chapter 28: Master Model Techniques.

Part VII: Working with Specialized Functionality.

Chapter 29: Using the Base Flange Method for Sheet Metal Parts.

Chapter 30: Using the Insert Bends Method for Sheet Metal Parts.

Chapter 31: Using Weldments.

Chapter 32: Creating and Using Macros.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Implementing SolidWorks.

Appendix B: Tools, Options.

Appendix C: Finding Help.

Appendix D: What’s on the CD-ROM.