Solidworks 2018

A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

Author: Cadartifex

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984967664

Category:

Page: 782

View: 879

SOLIDWORKS 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate User textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers and designers interested in learning SOLIDWORKS for creating 3D mechanical design. This textbook is a great help for new SOLIDWORKS users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 14 chapters, total 782 pages covering major environments of SOLIDWORKS: Sketching environment, Part modeling environment, Assembly environment, and Drawing environment, which teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design software to build parametric models and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This textbook also includes a chapter on creating multiple configurations of a design. This textbook not only focuses on the usages of the tools/commands of SOLIDWORKS but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this textbook contains tutorials which instruct users how things can be done in SOLIDWORKS step by step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives which allow users to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of SOLIDWORKS. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Chapter 2. Drawing Sketches with SOLIDWORKS Chapter 3. Editing and Modifying Sketches Chapter 4. Applying Geometric Relations and Dimensions Chapter 5. Creating First/Base Feature of Solid Models Chapter 6. Creating Reference Geometries Chapter 7. Advanced Modeling - I Chapter 8. Advanced Modeling - II Chapter 9. Patterning and Mirroring Chapter 10. Advanced Modeling - III Chapter 11. Working with Configurations Chapter 12. Working with Assemblies - I Chapter 13. Working with Assemblies - II Chapter 14. Working with Drawings Main Features of the Textbook Comprehensive coverage of tools Step-by-step real-world tutorials with every chapter Hands-on test drives to enhance the skills at the end of every chapter Additional notes and tips Customized content for faculty (PowerPoint Presentations) Free learning resources for faculty and students Additional student and faculty projects Technical support for the book by contacting [email protected]

SolidWorks For Dummies

Author: Greg Jankowski,Richard Doyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051474

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 6728

Whether it’s your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or you’re switching to SolidWorks from something else, you’re probably excited about what this CAD program has to offer. Chances are, you figure it’s going to take awhile to get the hang of it before you can begin cranking out those perfectly precise 3D designs. SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you dramatically shorten that get-acquainted period! SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help you get up and running quickly on the leading 3D technical drawing software. You’ll see how to set up SolidWorks to create the type of drawings your industry requires and how to take full advantage of its legendary 3D features. You’ll discover how to: Work with virtual prototypes Understand the user interface Use templates and sketch, assemble, and create drawings Automate the drawing process Review drawings and collaborate with other team members Define and edit sketches Create dimensions and annotations Print or plot your drawings Leverage existing designs Sample files on the bonus CD-ROM show you how to apply the latest version of SolidWorks and accomplish specific tasks. Even if you’re brand-new to CAD software, SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will have you feeling like a pro in no time. You’ll find you’ve entered a whole new dimension. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

SolidWorks 2007 Bible

Author: Matt Lombard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470377585

Category: Computers

Page: 1104

View: 6872

"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

Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2017 - Level I

Author: Alejandro Reyes

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 163057063X

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 3721

This book is intended to help new users learn the basic concepts of SOLIDWORKS and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide that includes video instruction. It is a great starting point for those new to SOLIDWORKS or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as users complete a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task. At the end of this book, you will have a fairly good understanding of the SOLIDWORKS interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials. The book focuses 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. The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website. SOLIDWORKS is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands.

Introduction to SolidWorks

A Comprehensive Guide with Applications in 3D Printing

Author: Godfrey C. Onwubolu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498731201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1193

View: 9500

This senior undergraduate level textbook is written for Advanced Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, as well as CAD/CAM courses. Its goal is to assist students in colleges and universities, designers, engineers, and professionals interested in using SolidWorks as the design and 3D printing tool for emerging manufacturing technology for practical applications. This textbook will bring a new dimension to SolidWorks by introducing readers to the role of SolidWorks in the relatively new manufacturing paradigm shift, known as 3D-Printing which is based on Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology. This new textbook: Features modeling of complex parts and surfaces Provides a step-by-step tutorial type approach with pictures showing how to model using SolidWorks Offers a user-Friendly approach for the design of parts, assemblies, and drawings, motion-analysis, and FEA topics Includes clarification of connections between SolidWorks and 3D-Printing based on Additive Manufacturing Discusses a clear presentation of Additive Manufacturing for Designers using SolidWorks CAD software "Introduction to SolidWorks: A Comprehensive Guide with Applications in 3D Printing" is written using a hands-on approach which includes a significant number of pictorial descriptions of the steps that a student should follow to model parts, assemble parts, and produce drawings.

Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2018 - Level I

Author: Alejandro Reyes

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571482

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 5656

This book is intended to help new users learn the basic concepts of SOLIDWORKS and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide that includes video instruction. It is a great starting point for those new to SOLIDWORKS or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as users complete a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task. At the end of this book, you will have a fairly good understanding of the SOLIDWORKS interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials. The book focuses 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. The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website. SOLIDWORKS is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands. Includes Video Instruction Each copy of this book includes access to video instruction. In these videos the author provides a visual presentation of tutorials found in the book. The videos reinforce the steps described in the book by allowing you to watch the exact steps the author uses to complete the exercises.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571563

Category: Computers

Page: 646

View: 7156

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals who are new to SOLIDWORKS. The text provides a step-by-step, project based learning approach. It also contains information and examples on the five categories, to take and understand the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The book is divided into four sections. Chapters 1 - 5 explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. In chapter 6 you will create the final robot assembly. The physical components and corresponding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum are available from Gears Educational Systems. All assemblies and components for the final robot assembly are provided. Chapters 7 - 10 prepare you for the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Chapter 11 covers the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), how it differs from subtractive manufacturing, and its features. You will also learn the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers. 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, apply proper design intent, 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 2017 Black Book

Author: Gaurav Verma,Matt Weber

Publisher: Cadcamcae Works

ISBN: 9780995097476

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 3737

The book starts with sketching and ends at advanced topics like Mold Design, Sheetmetal, Weldment, and SolidWorks MBD.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.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Techniques

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570591

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 8713

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2017 Intermediate Skills 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. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have 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, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

AutoCAD 2019

A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

Author: CADArtifex,John Willis,Sandeep Dogra

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722016807

Category:

Page: 554

View: 3978

AutoCAD 2019: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings as well as 3D Models. This textbook is a great help for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in a classroom setting. This textbook consists of 13 chapters, total 554 pages covering major workspaces of AutoCAD such as Drafting & Annotation and 3D Modeling. This textbook teaches you how to use AutoCAD software to create, edit, plot, and manage real world engineering and architectural 2D drawings as well as 3D Models. This textbook not only focuses on the usage of the tools/commands of AutoCAD but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this book contains tutorials that instruct users step-by-step how to create mechanical designs and drawings with ease. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives that allow the users of this textbook to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of AutoCAD. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 2. Creating Drawings - I Chapter 3. Working with Drawing Aids and Layers Chapter 4. Creating Drawings - II Chapter 5. Modifying and Editing Drawings - I Chapter 6. Working with Dimensions and Dimensions Style Chapter 7. Editing Dimensions and Adding Text Chapter 8. Modifying and Editing Drawings - II Chapter 9. Hatching and Gradients Chapter 10. Working with Blocks and Xrefs Chapter 11. Working with Layouts Chapter 12. Printing and Plotting Chapter 13. Introducing 3D Basics and Creating 3D Models

SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585038431

Category: Computers

Page: 900

View: 9566

The SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SolidWorks 2014. 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 2014. Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SolidWorks 2014 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. Videos are provided to introduce the new user to the basics of using SolidWorks 3D CAD software. 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 standalone 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 designed to compliment the Online Tutorials and Online Help contained in SolidWorks 2014. The goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs. The author developed the tutorials by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, professors, vendors and manufacturers. He is directly involved with SolidWorks every day and his responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Solidworks 2013 Bible

Author: Matt Lombard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118508394

Category: Computers

Page: 1296

View: 2431

A comprehensive resource packed with information for both beginners and advanced users SolidWorks is the leading 3D solid modeling software used in computer-aided design. It's powerful but not simple. This complete guide introduces beginners to the software but then goes far beyond, covering numerous details that advanced users have requested. Beginners will learn not only how the software works but why, while more experienced users will learn all about search criteria, Pack-and-Go, other file management concepts, and much more. A valuable companion website contains before and after real-world parts and assemblies along with many example files used in the text. Additionally, the text of the book is augmented by video tutorials with author voice-over which can be found on the website. SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and previous editions of this book have sold more than 33,000 copies Covers necessary information to give beginners a solid foundation in the software, including part and assembly modeling and 2D drawing techniques Addresses a wide range of advanced topics not treated in other books, including best practices, search criteria, Pack-and-Go, and other file management concepts Includes tutorials on both beginning and advanced topics, with videos; sample part, assembly, and drawing files; and before-and-after example files available on the companion website SolidWorks 2013 Bible is the ultimate resource on SolidWorks 2013, the book beginners can start with and advanced users will want to keep close at hand.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Intermediate Skills

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570168

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 1295

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Intermediate Skills is part of a three part series which builds on the SOLIDWORKS features learned in SOLIDWORKS 2016 Basis Tools. SOLIDWORKS 2016 Intermediate Skills broadens the reader’s SOLIDWORKS knowledge base by covering such features as surveys, lofts and boundaries, the use of multibodies, generating engineering drawings and other SOLIDWORKS functions that are critical for the effective use of this powerful software. This book helps prepare you for the advanced features of SOLIDWORKS which are covered in SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques. It uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects. This book also features a Quick-Reference-Guide to the new SOLIDWORKS 2016 commands, icons, and customized hotkeys.

Beginner's Guide to SolidWorks 2015 - Level II

Author: Alejandro Reyes

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1585039195

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 6512

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.

AutoCAD 2018

A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

Author: Cadartifex

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781547211913

Category:

Page: 502

View: 5472

AutoCAD 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. This book is intended to help engineers, designers, and CAD operators interested in learning AutoCAD for creating engineering and architectural 2D drawings. It can be a great starting point for new AutoCAD users and a great teaching aid in classroom training. This textbook consists of 12 chapters, covering Drafting & Annotation environment of AutoCAD, which teaches you how to use AutoCAD software to create, edit, plot, and manage real world engineering and architectural drawings. This textbook not only focuses on the usage of the tools/commands of AutoCAD but also on the concept of design. Every chapter of this book contains tutorials, intended to help users to experience how things can do in AutoCAD step-by-step. Moreover, every chapter ends with hands-on test drives that allow the users of this textbook to experience themselves the ease-of-use and robust capabilities of AutoCAD. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to AutoCAD Chapter 2. Creating Drawings - I Chapter 3. Using Drawing Aids and Selection Methods Chapter 4. Creating Drawings - II Chapter 5. Modifying and Editing Drawings - I Chapter 6. Working with Dimensions and Dimensions Style Chapter 7. Editing Dimensions and Adding Text Chapter 8. Modifying and Editing Drawings - II Chapter 9. Hatching and Gradients Chapter 10. Working with Blocks and Xrefs Chapter 11. Working with Layouts Chapter 12. Printing and Plotting Student Projects

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Basic Tools

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571628

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 1414

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides you 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 has been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have 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, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Official Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Certification Guide (SOLIDWORKS 2015 - 2017)

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630570710

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 8191

This book will provide you with a wealth of information about the three segments of the CSWP CORE exam. The intended audience for this book is a person who has passed the CSWA exam and who has eight or more months of SOLIDWORKS training and usage. This guide is not intended to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS, but is written to provide you with CSWP exam tips, hints and information on sample questions and categories that are aligned with the exam. This guide is written to help you take and pass the CSWP exam. The book is organized into three chapters. Each chapter is focused on a segment of the CSWP CORE exam. This is not intended to be a step-by-step book. Goals of this book The primary goal is not only to help you pass the CSWP CORE exam, but also to ensure that you understand and comprehend the concepts and implementation details of the process. The second goal is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of CSWP CORE exam related topics available, without too much coverage of topics not on the exam. The third and ultimate goal is to get you from where you are today to the point that you can confidently pass all three segments of the CSWP CORE exam. Who this book is for The intended audience for this book and the CSWP exam is a person who has passed the CSWA exam and who has eight or more months of SOLIDWORKS training and usage. However, passing the CSWA exam is not a prerequisite for taking the CSWP exam if you are a commercial user in industry. For students that take the CSWP exam through their school, you must first pass the CSWA exam.

Solidworks Exercises - Learn by Practicing

Learn to Design 3d Models by Practicing With These 50 Real-world Mechanical Exercises!

Author: CADArtifex

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548361280

Category:

Page: 62

View: 697

SOLIDWORKS Exercises: Learn by Practicing book is designed to help engineers and designers interested in learning SOLIDWORKS by practicing 50 real-world mechanical models. This book does not provide step-by-step instructions to design 3D models. Instead, its a practice book that challenges users to first analyze the drawings and then create the models using the powerful toolset of SOLIDWORKS. This approach helps users to enhance their design skills and take it to the next level. You can download all exercises used in this book for free by logging into our website (www.cadartifex.com). This book is written with a wide range of SOLIDWORKS users in mind, varying from beginners to advanced users. In addition to SOLIDWORKS, each exercise of this book can also be designed on any other CAD software such as Catia, Creo Parametric, NX, Autodesk Inventor, and Solid Edge.

The Book of Leaves

A Leaf-by-Leaf Guide to Six Hundred of the World's Great Trees

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617686X

Category: Nature

Page: 656

View: 5438

Of all our childhood memories, few are quite as thrilling, or as tactile, as those of climbing trees. Scampering up the rough trunk, spying on the world from the cool green shelter of the canopy, lying on a limb and looking up through the leaves at the summer sun almost made it seem as if we were made for trees, and trees for us.Even in adulthood, trees retain their power, from the refreshing way their waves of green break the monotony of a cityscape to the way their autumn transformations take our breath away. In this lavishly illustrated volume, the trees that have enriched our lives finally get their full due, through a focus on the humble leaves that serve, in a sense, as their public face. The Book of Leaves offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most impressive and beautiful leaves from around the world. Each leaf is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the range, distribution, abundance, and habitat of the tree on which it’s found. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each tree and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Henry’s Maple, for instance, found in China and named for an Irish doctor who collected leaves there, bears little initial resemblance to the statuesque maples of North America, from its diminutive stature to its unusual trifoliolate leaves. Or the Mediterranean Olive, which has been known to live for more than 1,500 years and whose short, narrow leaves only fall after two or three years, pushed out in stages by the emergence of younger leaves. From the familiar friends of our backyards to the giants of deep woods, The Book of Leaves brings the forest to life—and to our living rooms—as never before.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Quick Start with Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 1630571431

Category: Computers

Page: 268

View: 3030

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Quick Start with video instruction introduces the new user to the basics of using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software in five easy lessons. This book is intended for the student or designer that needs to learn SOLIDWORKS quickly and effectively for senior capstone, machine design, kinematics, dynamics, and other engineering and technology projects that use SOLIDWORKS as a tool. Engineers in industry are expected to have SOLIDWORKS skills for their company’s next project. Students need to learn SOLIDWORKS without taking a formal CAD course. Based on years of teaching SOLIDWORKS to engineering students, SOLIDWORKS 2018 in 5 Hours concentrates on the areas where the new user improves efficiency in the design modeling process. By learning the correct SOLIDWORKS skills and file management techniques, you gain the most knowledge in the shortest period of time. You develop a mini Stirling Engine and investigate the proper design intent and constraints. The mini Stirling Engine is based on the external combustion, closed cycle engine of Scottish inventor Robert Stirling. In addition to 3D modeling, the engine can be used to teach and connect many engineering and physics principles. You begin with an overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface (UI), its menus, toolbars and commands. With a quick pace, you learn the essentials of 2D sketching, part and assembly creation, perform motion study, develop detailed part and assembly drawings and much more.