SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition

  • 5h 7m
  • Greg Jankowski, Richard Doyle
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

Set up SolidWorks to work for your industry

See how to create outstanding designs with SolidWorks' 3D features

Here's how to get a solid foundation in SolidWorks and have fun doing it. Whether it's your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or you're switching to SolidWorks from something else, you'll get the scoop on using templates, putting parts together, creating and automating drawings, collaborating, and turning out great designs.

Discover how to:

  • Work with virtual prototypes
  • Understand the user interface
  • Define and edit sketches
  • Create dimensions and annotations
  • Leverage existing designs
  • View and review documents

About the Authors

Greg Jankowski is the Customer Satisfaction Manager at SolidWorks corpo- ration. He is a veteran (translation: been doing this longer than he cares to admit) in the CAD industry with experience using SolidWorks, ProEngineer, and Computervision CAD systems in a variety of mechanical design and developmental positions. Greg was the Principal at CIMCO, a SolidWorks Solution Partner since SolidWorks 95.

Greg is the author of the book SolidWorks for AutoCAD Users and the e-book Exploring SolidWorks. In addition, he authored and developed the SolidWorks workstation benchmark. He is also the author of the Cadalyst magazine column “Solid Thinking” and is a regular columnist for the SolidWorks Express newsletter.

Richard Doyle is the User Community Coordinator at SolidWorks, responsible for helping SolidWorks user groups grow and thrive. A SolidWorks user since 1997, Richard has 29 years of experience in the field of mechanical drafting and design, including 22 years spent working with CAD. As one of the original founding members of the SolidWorks User Group Network (SWUGN) committee, Richard has spent a good deal of time helping to keep SolidWorks users informed and educated and enjoying the benefits of working with 3D CAD.

In this Book

  • SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Introduction
  • Getting to Know (And Love) SolidWorks
  • Taking Control of SolidWorks
  • Building Blocks for the Virtual Prototype
  • Do What I Mean, Not What I Sketch
  • Making Better Parts
  • Putting It All Together
  • Creating Drawings
  • Speeding It Up—Automating the Drawing
  • Changes, Changes, Changes
  • Leveraging Your Existing Designs
  • Printing and Plotting
  • Managing the Clutter
  • Collaborating with Team Members
  • Viewing and Reviewing Documents
  • Ten Tips for Becoming More Proficient with SolidWorks
  • Ten Ways to Extend and Reuse Your Design Information
  • Ten Resources for the SolidWorks Community