Grundlagen FEM mit SolidWorks 2010

Berechnungen verstehen und effektiv anwenden

Author: Michael Brand

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834898384

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

View: 2244

Die Bedeutung von Simulationsprogrammen in der Produktentwicklung nimmt ständig zu. Dieses Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch zeigt anschaulich Studenten und Praktikern anhand von praktischen Projekten, wie man effektiv und gewinnbringend SolidWorks Simulation im Berechnungs- und Produktentwicklungsprozess einsetzen kann. Der Leser wird die FEM-Grundlagen und die Bedienung von SolidWorks Simulation kennenlernen. Diese Kenntnisse werden dann für verschiedene Festigkeitsprobleme angewendet. Jede FEM-Analyse wird mit einer ausführlichen analytischen Berechnung verifiziert, damit der Anwender Sicherheit beim Einsatz dieser Software erlangt.

Praxishandbuch Simulationen in SolidWorks 2010

Strukturanalyse (FEM), Kinematik/Kinetik, Strömungssimulation (CFD) ; [auf DVD: alle Modelle aus dem Buch ; auch für Version 2009 geeignet]

Author: Volker Krämer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446421653

Category:

Page: 312

View: 6971

SolidWorks 2010

No Experience Required

Author: Alex Ruiz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470638200

Category: Computers

Page: 700

View: 8292

The only continuous, step-by-step tutorial for SolidWorks SolidWorks is a 3D CAD manufacturing software package that has been used to design everything from aerospace robotics to bicycles. This book teaches beginners to use SolidWorks through a step-by-step tutorial, letting you build, document, and present a project while you learn. Tools and functionality are explained in the context of professional, real-world tasks and workflows. You will learn the essential functions and gain the skills to use the software at once. SolidWorks is a popular design software for manufacturing, and this book introduces it in the context of actually creating an object Begins with an overview of SolidWorks conventions and the interface Explains how to create models and drawings, create a revolved part and subassembly, and model parts within a subassembly Explores modification capabilities and drawing and Bill of Materials templates Moves on to top-level assembly models and drawings, Toolbox components and the Design Library, mates, export and printing capabilities, and creating renderings Includes a glossary, a foreword from the SolidWorks product manager, and downloadable tutorial files SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required quickly turns beginners into confident users of SolidWorks.

Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2010 and Multimedia CD

Author: David C. Planchard,Marie P. Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585035726

Category: Computers

Page: 717

View: 4191

Provides an introduction to engineering design using SolidWorks 2010 through step-by-step tutorials that cover such topics as part modeling, assembly modeling, drawing, extrude and revolve features, and top down assembly modeling.

Commands Guide Tutorial for SolidWorks 2013

Author: David C. Planchard,Marie P. Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585037710

Category: Computers

Page: 876

View: 1537

The Commands Guide Tutorial for SolidWorks 2013 is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SolidWorks 2013. SolidWorks is an immense software package, and no one book can cover all topics for all users. This book provides a centralized reference location to address many of the tools, features and techniques of SolidWorks 2013. This book covers the following: System and Document properties FeatureManagers PropertyManagers ConfigurationManagers RenderManagers 2D and 3D Sketch tools Sketch entities 3D Feature tools Motion Study Sheet Metal Motion Study Sustainability Sustainability Xpress FlowXpress PhotoView 360 Pack and Go Intelligent Modeling techniques and more. Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SolidWorks 2013 software. If you are completely new to SolidWorks, you should read Chapter 1 in detail and complete Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 in the SolidWorks Tutorials. If you are familiar with an earlier release of SolidWorks, you still might want to skim Chapter 1 to become acquainted with some of the commands, menus and features that you have not used; or you can simply jump to any section in any chapter. Each chapter (18 total) provides detailed PropertyManager information on key topics with individual stand alone short tutorials to reinforce and demonstrate the functionality and ease of the SolidWorks tool or feature. All models for the 240 plus tutorials are located on the enclosed book CD with their solution (initial and final). Learn by doing, not just by reading! Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, configurations and more. The book is design to compliment the Online Tutorials and Online Help contained in SolidWorks 2013. The goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs. The authors developed the tutorials by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, professors, vendors and manufacturers.These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

SolidWorks 2010 Part I - Basics Tools

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585035777

Category: Computers

Page: 541

View: 1916

SolidWorks 2010 Part I - Basic Tools introduces new users to the SolidWorks interface, SolidWorks tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides readers with a strong understanding of SolidWorks and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehendible steps for the reader. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that the reader has gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SolidWorks, inside and out, the reader should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Assembly Modeling with SolidWorks 2012

Author: David C. Planchard,Marie P. Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585037087

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 5254

Assembly Modeling with SolidWorks 2012 is written to assist the beginning SolidWorks user with a few months of design experience to the intermediate SolidWorks user who desires to enhance their skill sets in assembly modeling. The book provides a solid foundation in assembly modeling using competency-based projects. In step-by-step instructions, the book provides examples to: Start a SolidWorks session and to understand the following interfaces: Menu bar toolbar, Menu bar menu, Drop-down menus, Context toolbars, Consolidated drop-down toolbars, System feedback icons, Confirmation Corner, Heads-up View toolbar, CommandManager, and more. Set System Options and Document Properties as they apply to a part and assembly template. Create new SolidWorks folder locations: Document Templates, Reference Documents, and Design Library. Download components from 3D ContentCentral and rename and save components using SolidWorks Explorer. Apply the Bottom-up assembly approach with two levels of configurations using the Configure Component tool, the Configure Dimension tool, Design Tables, and the Add Configuration tool. Create new parts based on component features utilizing the Bottom-up assembly approach. Apply Standard Mates, SmartMates, and the Design Library Toolbox. Apply the Top-down assembly approach with two levels of configurations with In-Context components. Understand the following: Out-of-Context components, External References, InPlace Mates, redefining and replacing components and motion studies. Apply the Derived Feature Component Pattern tool, Linear Component Pattern tool, and the Mirror Component tool along with the Explode Line Sketch tool. Create a multi sheet, multi view assembly drawing. Knowledge of Custom Properties in a part/assembly and linked notes, with the ability to incorporate configurations of an Exploded view, Bill of Materials, Revision tables, and more. Address the Layout-based assembly approach and Global Variables and Equations to control relationships. Each chapter begins with the desired outcomes and usage competencies. Explore assembly modeling techniques through a series of design situations, industry scenarios, projects and objectives. Chapter 9 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. Passing the CSWA exam proves to employers that you have the necessary fundamental engineering graphics and SolidWorks competencies. The book compliments and enhances the SolidWorks Tutorials. Although over 150 SolidWorks tools and commands are utilized in Assembly Modeling with SolidWorks 2012, the book is not a reference guide. The book is a self-paced tutorial in a realistic design setting. Complex models expose you to large assembly modeling techniques. You focus on the design process while learning the commands relative to assemblies. To obtain the most from this text, you should be familiar with the SolidWorks User Interface or other parametric modeling software application. Your skill sets should include the ability to create simple parts, assemblies, and drawings and manipulate documents through the Windows operating system. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. They create assemblies with thousands of components and drawings with hundreds of sheets. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial

Author: David C. Planchard,Marie P. Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585037796

Category: Computers

Page: 640

View: 3269

SolidWorks 2013 Tutorial with Video Instruction is targeted towards a technical school, two year college, four year university or industry professional that is a beginner or intermediate CAD user. The text provides a student who is looking for a step-by-step project based approach to learning SolidWorks with an enclosed 1.5 hour video instruction DVD, SolidWorks model files, and preparation for the CSWA exam. The book is divided into two sections. Chapters 1 - 7 explore the SolidWorks User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple machine parts, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, Revision tables using basic and advanced features along with Intelligent Modeling Techniques, SustainabilityXpress, SimulationXpress and DFMXpress. Chapters 8 - 11 prepare you for the new Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA). The CSWA certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables and configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading! Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each chapter. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in each chapter to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry.

SolidWorks 2010 Bible

Author: Matt Lombard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470635967

Category: Computers

Page: 1176

View: 4643

The only guide you need to learn the leading 3D solid modeler program, SolidWorks. This in-depth guide goes into extensive detail, not just on "how" the software works, but in many cases "why" it works the way it does. SolidWorks is a powerful 3D solid modeling system that is popular with CAD users everywhere, but to become really proficient at the more involved functionality in SolidWorks one really needs specialized training or a comprehensive book like the SolidWorks Bible Thoroughly covers SolidWork features using real-world examples Author, Matt Lombard, is well known and well respected in the SolidWorks community and host a popular SolidWorks blog called dezignstuff Get the guidance you need to efficiently learn and master SolidWorks. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

SolidWorks 2010

Author: Дударева Н.Ю.

Publisher: БХВ-Петербург

ISBN: 5977506120

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 3618

Книга позволит начинающему пользователю получить практические навыки работы в пакете трехмерного твердотельного моделирования SolidWorks 2010. Подробно описаны все основные принципы проектирования объектов машиностроения: построение эскиза, моделирование трехмерных деталей, составление из них узлов и агрегатов, оформление чертежей. Рассматриваются примеры создания различных конфигураций деталей, а также деталей на основе поверхностей. Книга может использоваться в качестве учебного пособия для студентов машиностроительных вузов. Компакт-диск содержит цветные иллюстрации, примеры из книги, каталог деталей, шаблоны рамок и штампов основной надписи в соответствии с ЕСКД. Файлы для книги можно скачать по ссылке ftp://ftp.bhv.ru/9785977506120.zip

Drawing and Detailing With Solidworks 2012

Author: David C. Planchard,Marie P. Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585037125

Category: Computers

Page: 677

View: 8293

Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2012 is written to educate and assist students, designers, engineers, and professionals in the drawing and detailing tools of SolidWorks. Explore the learning process through a series of design situations, industry scenarios, projects, and objectives target towards the beginning to intermediate SolidWorks user. Work through numerous activities to create multiple-view, multiple-sheet, detailed drawings, and assembly drawings. Develop Drawing templates, Sheet formats, and Custom Properties. Construct drawings that incorporate part configurations, assembly configurations, and design tables with equations. Manipulate annotations in parts, drawings, assemblies, Revision tables, Bills of Materials and more. Apply your drawing and detailing knowledge to over thirty exercises. The exercises test your usage competency as well as explore additional topics with industry examples. Advanced exercises require the ability to create parts and assemblies. Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2012 is not a reference book for all drafting and drawing techniques and tools. The book provides information and examples in the following areas: History of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, isometric projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices, fasteners in general, tolerance and fit and the history of CAD leading to the development of SolidWorks. Start a SolidWorks 2012 session and to understand the following interfaces: Menu bar toolbar, Menu bar menu, Drop-down menus, Context toolbars, Consolidated drop-down toolbars, System feedback icons, Confirmation Corner, Heads-up View toolbar, Document Properties and more. Apply Document Properties to reflect the ASME Y14 Engineering Drawing and related Drawing Practices. Import an AutoCAD file as a Sheet format. Insert SolidWorks System Properties and Custom Properties. Create new SolidWorks Document tabs. Create multi-sheet drawings from various part configurations and develop the following drawing views: Standard, Isometric, Auxiliary, Section, Broken Section, Detail, Half Section (Cut-away), Crop, Projected Back, with a Bill of Materials and a Revision Table and Revisions. Insert and edit: Dimensions, Feature Control Frames, Datums, Geometric Tolerancing, Surface Finishes, and Weld Symbols using DimXpert and manual techniques. Create, apply, and save Blocks and Parametric Notes in a drawing. Chapter 10 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. The book is designed to compliment the SolidWorks Users Guide, SolidWorks Reference Guide, Standards, Engineering Drawing/Design and Graphics Communications reference books. The authors recognize that companies utilize additional drawing standards. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining industry experience with their knowledge of engineers, sales, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. Their work goes far beyond a simple drawing with a few dimensions. They create detailed drawings, assembly drawings, marketing drawings and customer drawings. SolidWorks users work between drawings, parts, assemblies and many other documents to complete a project on time.

Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2010

Author: Ronald Barr,Thomas J. Krueger, Ph.D.,Theodore A. Aanstoos,Davor Juricic

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585035653

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 333

Engineering & Computer Graphics Workbook Using SolidWorks 2010 is an exercise-based workbook that uses step-by-step tutorials to cover the fundamentals of SolidWorks 2010. The intended audience is college undergraduate engineering majors, but it could also be used in pre-college introductory engineering courses or by self learners. The text follows an educational paradigm that was researched and developed by the authors over many years. The paradigm is based on the concurrent engineering approach to engineering design in which the 3-D solid model data serves as the central hub for all aspects of the design process. The workbook systematically instructs the students to develop 3-D models using the rich tools afforded in SolidWorks. The exercises then proceed to instruct the students on applications of the solid model to design analysis using finite elements, to assembly modeling and checking, to kinematic simulation, to rapid prototyping, and finally to projecting an engineering drawing. The workbook is ideally suited for courses in which a reverse engineering design project is assigned. This book contains clear and easy to understand instructions that enable the students to robustly learn the main features of SolidWorks, with little or no instructor input.

Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2015 - Level II

Author: Alejandro Reyes

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585039195

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 8711

Beginner’s Guide to SolidWorks 2015 – Level II starts where Beginner’s Guide – Level I ends, following the same easy to read style and companion video instruction, but this time covering advanced topics and techniques. The purpose of this book is to teach advanced techniques including sheet metal, surfacing, how to create components in the context of an assembly and reference other components (Top-down design), propagate design changes with SolidWorks’ parametric capabilities, mold design, welded structures, and more while explaining the basic concepts of each trade to allow you to understand the how and why of each operation. The author uses simple examples to allow you to better understand each command and environment, as well as to make it easier to explain the purpose of each step, maximizing the learning time by focusing on one task at a time. This book is focused on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn. At the end of this book, you will have acquired enough skills to be highly competitive when it comes to designing with SolidWorks, and while there are many less frequently used commands and options available that will not be covered in this book, rest assured that those covered are most of the commands used every day by SolidWorks designers. The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SolidWorks Associate test as listed on the SolidWorks website, and some, as well as several more.

Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard,Marie Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 158503780X

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 7205

Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction DVD is written to assist technical school, two year college, four year university instructor/student or industry professional that is a beginner or intermediate SolidWorks user. The book combines the fundamentals of engineering graphics and dimensioning practices with a step-by-step project based approach to learning SolidWorks with the enclosed 1.5 hour Video Instruction DVD. Learn by doing, not just by reading. The book is divided into two parts: Engineering Graphics and SolidWorks 3D CAD software. In Chapter 1 through Chapter 3, you explore the history of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, isometric projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices and the history of CAD leading to the development of SolidWorks. In Chapter 4 through Chapter 8, you apply engineering graphics fundamentals and learn the SolidWorks User Interface, Document and System properties, simple parts, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, Bill of Materials, Revision tables, basic and advanced features. Follow the step-by-step instructions in over 70 activities to develop eight parts, four sub-assemblies, three drawings, and six document templates. Formulate the skills to create and modify solid features to model a 3D FLASHLIGHT assembly. Chapter 9 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. Passing the CSWA exam proves to employers that you have the necessary fundamental engineering graphics and SolidWorks competencies. Review individual features, commands, and tools for each project with the book’s 1.5 hour Video Instruction DVD and SolidWorks Help. The chapter exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the project objectives. The book is designed to complement the SolidWorks Tutorials located in the SolidWorks Help menu. Each section explores the SolidWorks Online User’s Guide to build your working knowledge of SolidWorks. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step-by step procedures to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors, and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

SolidWorks 2014 Part II - Advanced Techniques

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038547

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 8845

SolidWorks 2014 Part II - Advanced Techniques picks up where SolidWorks 2014 Part I - Basic Tools leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SolidWorks and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SolidWorks. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps for the reader. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that the reader has gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SolidWorks, inside and out, the reader should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

CSWE - Certified SolidWorks Expert Preparation Materials SolidWorks 2010 - 2015

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 158503942X

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 3727

The Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE) examination is meant to distinguish those individuals who demonstrate the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges. Becoming a Certified SolidWorks Expert is a great way to distinguish yourself amongst your colleagues. The CSWE exam is the most challenging exam offered by SolidWorks, and it has been almost impossible to find an authoritative guide on passing the exam - until now. This manual is the most complete and comprehensive book on the CSWE exam available, and it will thoroughly prepare you to take and pass the exam. Every lesson in this book was created based on the actual CSWE examination. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehendible steps for the reader. Furthermore, every challenge is explained very clearly in short chapters, ranging from 10 to 20 pages. Each step comes with the exact screen shot to help you understand the main concept of each design more easily. Learn the CSWE preparation materials at your own pace, as you progress from parts to assemblies, and then to more complex design challenges. The chapters in this book are organized in the logical order in which you would learn the SolidWorks CSWE exam preparation materials. Each chapter will guide you through different tasks, from part modifications, to some advanced multibody parts modeling, top down assemblies, surfaces and move on to more complex tasks that are common to all SolidWorks releases. Author, Paul Tran, has over 27 years of experience in the fields of mechanical and manufacturing engineering; 17 years were in teaching and supporting the SolidWorks software and its add-ins. As an active Sr. SolidWorks instructor and design engineer, Paul has worked and consulted with hundreds of reputable companies. Today, he has trained more than 6500 engineering professionals, and given guidance to half of all the Certified SolidWorks Professionals and Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWP & CSWE) in the state of California.

Package Structure and Mechanism Design Using SolidWorks 2012

Author: Changfeng Ge

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585037095

Category: Computers

Page: 238

View: 7464

The intention of this book is to provide you with a guide for designing package structure and packaging mechanism with SolidWorks 2012. The intended audience is the student, engineer and persons involved in designing packaging structure, product design and mechanical design. The design examples in the chapters are simplified versions of real world designs. The chapter sequences are arranged from basic skills to more advanced skills. It is assumed that the reader has some familiarity with SolidWorks. Topics Covered Sketching and solid modeling The Helix tool and Reference Plane Trim and mirror entities Assembling many part drawings into a more complicated assemble drawing 3-point Arcs and copying sketches from one plane to another plane Sheet metal functions and die cut drawing Cavity and split approaches for designing a mold Calculating fill volumes and using PhotoView 360 Creating a bill of materials for assembly instructions and documentation Sketching complicated components Creating 2D detail drawings from part drawings Advanced mate, subassembly, adding screws and nuts based on the Design Library Creating the exploded views

SolidWorks 2010

Methodik der 3D-Konstruktion ; [mit durchgängigem Projektbeispiel]

Author: Gerhard Engelken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446423671

Category:

Page: 300

View: 3863

Analysis of Machine Elements Using SolidWorks Simulation 2010

Author: John R. Steffen

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585035696

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7265

Analysis of Machine Elements using SolidWorks Simulation 2010 is written primarily for first-time SolidWorks Simulation 2010 users who wish to understand finite element analysis capabilities applicable to stress analysis of mechanical elements. The focus of examples is on problems commonly found in an introductory, undergraduate, Design of Machine Elements or similarly named courses. In order to be compatible with most machine design textbooks, this text begins with problems that can be solved with a basic understanding of mechanics of materials. Problem types quickly migrate to include states of stress found in more specialized situations common to a design of mechanical elements course. Paralleling this progression of problem types, each chapter introduces new software concepts and capabilities. Many examples are accompanied by problem solutions based on use of classical equations for stress determination. Unlike many step-by-step user guides that only list a succession of steps, which if followed correctly lead to successful solution of a problem, this text attempts to provide insight into why each step is performed. This approach amplifies two fundamental tents of this text. The first is that a better understanding of course topics related to stress determination is realized when classical methods and finite element solutions are considered together. The second tenet is that finite element solutions should always be verified by checking, whether by classical stress equations or experimentation. Each chapter begins with a list of Learning Objectives related to specific capabilities of the SolidWorks Simulation program introduced in that chapter. Most software capabilities are repeated in subsequent examples so that users gain familiarity with their purpose and are capable of using them in future problems. All end-of-chapter problems are accompanied by evaluation "check sheets" to facilitate grading assignments.