SolidWorks 2017 Black Book, 4th Edition

  • 4h 10m
  • Gaurav Verma
  • BPB Publications
  • 2018

The SolidWorks 2017 Black Book is the fourth edition of our series on SolidWorks. With lots of additions and thorough review, we present a book to help professionals as well as learners in creating some of the most complex solid models. The book follows a step by step methodology. In this book, we have tried to give real-world examples with real challenges in designing. We have tried to reduce the gap between university use of SolidWorks and industrial use of SolidWorks. In this edition of book, we have included many new features of SolidWorks like 3D printing, SolidWorks MBD (Model Based Definition), Magnetic Mates, Asset Builder, 3D PDFs, and so on. There are about 60 topics newly added in this book which were not in the previous edition. The book covers almost all the information required by a learner to master the SolidWorks. The book starts with sketching and ends at advanced topics like Mold Design, Sheetmetal, Weldment, and SolidWorks MBD. Some of the salient features of this book are :

In-Depth explanation of concepts

Every new topic of this book starts with the explanation of the basic concepts. In this way, the user becomes capable of relating the things with real world.

Topics Covered

Every chapter starts with a list of topics being covered in that chapter. In this way, the user can easy find the topic of his/her interest easily.

Instruction through illustration

The instructions to perform any action are provided by maximum number of illustrations so that the user can perform the actions discussed in the book easily and effectively. There are about 1060 illustrations that make the learning process effective.

Tutorial point of view

At the end of concept’s explanation, the tutorial make the understanding of users firm and long lasting. Almost each chapter of the book has tutorials that are real world projects.


Free projects and exercises are provided to students for practicing.

For Faculty

If you are a faculty member, then you can ask for video tutorials on any of the topic, exercise, tutorial, or concept.

New Addition

If anything is added in this edition but is not available in the previous editions, then it is displayed with a New symbol in table of content.

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About the Author

The author of this book, Matt Weber, has written many books on CAD/CAM/CAE available already in market. SolidWorks Simulation Black Books are one of the most selling books in SolidWorks Simulation field. The author has hands on experience on almost all the CAD/CAM/CAE packages. Besides that he is a good person in his real life, helping nature for everyone. If you have any query/doubt in any CAD/CAM/CAE package, then you can contact the author by writing at The author of this book, Gaurav Verma, has written and assisted in more than 10 titles in CAD/CAM/CAE which are already available in market. He has authored AutoCAD Electrical Black Books which are available in both English and Russian language. He has provided consultant services to many industries in US, Greece, Canada, and UK.

In this Book

  • Starting with SolidWorks
  • Sketching Basic to Advanced
  • Advanced Dimensioning and Practice
  • 3D Sketch and SolidModeling
  • Solid Editing and Practical
  • Assembly and Motion Study
  • Advanced Assembly, Practical and Practice
  • Surfacing and Practice
  • Drawing and Practice
  • AnalysisXpress
  • Mold Tools
  • Sheet Metal and Practice
  • Weldments
  • 3D Printing and Model Based Definition (MBD)