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Introduction to SolidWorks : Second Edition

By Castro-Cedeno, Mario, H.

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Book Id: WPLBN0003468484
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Reproduction Date: 12/1/2014

Title: Introduction to SolidWorks : Second Edition  
Author: Castro-Cedeno, Mario, H.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Technology, Solid Modeling
Collections: Authors Community, Engineering
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Member Page: Mario Castro Cedeno


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In this book the author teaches how to use of SolidWorks as a tool for developing and presenting engineering ideas and concepts. In addition to teaching the basics of SolidWorks, he shares his experience related to how these tools are used in an engineering organization. Many introductory CAD tutorials focus only on the software and train students to be skilled CAD operators. This book also places equal emphasis on creating engineering drawings that comply with accepted design standards. Engineering drawings are the most important means of communication between the design and manufacturing functions. They are also necessary for the maintenance and repair of consumer and industrial product as varied as automobiles, airplanes, earth moving equipment and cruise ships. Lastly, engineering drawings are legal documents and commonly used to determine and apportion fault in product liability lawsuits. Every engineering and manufacturing professional must be proficient at creating, understanding and using engineering drawings. The second edition updates the book to the latest version of SolidWorks (2014).

This is an introductory SolidWorks tutorial. The reader learns to use the SolidWorks software by designing a skateboard. This tutorial is unique in its class because it teaches how to read engineering drawings and to use the software in parallel. This is done by re-creating the skateboard model from the drawings included. The latest version of the book as well as additional information and resources are available free at Video tutorials demonstrating all the lessons can be purchased at the website.

The reason for writing another “Introduction to SolidWorks” book is to emphasize the role and importance of computer aided design (CAD) and engineering drawings in communicating design ideas. The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is true in mechanical engineering design. Sometimes it is impossible to describe a complex design in words and we must use engineering drawings.

Table of Contents
The book is divided into the following five sections: 1. Introducing and Customizing SolidWorks 2. Modeling Simple Parts 3. Modeling Complex Parts 4. Modeling Assemblies 5. Creating Engineering Drawings


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