This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using SOLIDWORKS 2018 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. No previous experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the SOLIDWORKS interface and its basic tools right away. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of SOLIDWORKS's powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using SOLIDWORKS. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanisms, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the second to last chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. Finally, in the last chapter, the author introduces you to 3D printing. You will learn the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. Being able to turn your designs into physical objects will open up a whole new world of possibilities to you. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with SOLIDWORKS, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.
Learning SOLIDWORKS 2019: A Project Based Approach book introduces the readers to SOLIDWORKS 2019, the world's leading parametric solid modeling package. In this book, the author has adopted a project-based approach to explain the fundamental concepts of SOLIDWORKS. This unique approach has been used to explain the creation of parts, assemblies, and drawings of a real-world model. The Learning SOLIDWORKS 2019 book will provide the users a sound and practical knowledge of the software while creating a motor cycle as the real-world model. This knowledge will guide the users to create their own projects in an easy and effective manner. Salient Features: Chapters organized in a pedagogical sequence Summarized content on the first page of the topics that are covered in the chapter Real-world mechanical engineering problems used as tutorials and projects with step-by-step explanation Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of each chapter to help the users assess their knowledge Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 2019 Chapter 2: Creating Front Axle, Rear Axle and Disc Plate Chapter 3: Creating Rim ,Front Tire and Rear Tire Chapter 4: Creating Caliper Piston, Pad, and Body Chapter 5: Creating Fork Tube, Holder, and Bodies Chapter 6: Creating Handlebar and Handle Holders Chapter 7: Creating Muffler, Clamp, Swing Arm and Headlight Clamp Chapter 8: Creating Shock Absorber and Engine Parts Chapter 9: Creating Mudguard, Fuel Tank, Headlight Mask, and Seat Cover Chapter 10: Creating Weldment Structural Frame and Seat frame Chapter 11: Creating Motorcycle Assembly Chapter 12: Generating Drawing Views Index
SOLIDWORKS 2018: A Tutorial Approach introduces readers to SOLIDWORKS 2018 software, one of the world's leading parametric solid modeling packages. In this book, the author has adopted a tutorial-based approach to explain the fundamental concepts of SOLIDWORKS. This book has been written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme to help the users easily understand the concepts covered in it. The book consists of 12 chapters that are structured in a pedagogical sequence that makes the book very effective in learning the features and capabilities of the software. The book covers a wide range of topics such as Sketching, Part Modeling, Assembly Modeling, Drafting in SOLIDWORKS 2018. In addition, this book covers the basics of Mold Design, FEA, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Salient Features: Consists of 12 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence. Tutorial approach to explain various concepts of SOLIDWORKS 2018. First page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it. Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process. Several real-world mechanical engineering designs as tutorials and projects. Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips. Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of the chapters for the users to assess their knowledge. Technical support by contacting '[email protected]'. Additional learning resources at http://allaboutcadcam.blogspot.com. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS 2018 Chapter 2: Drawing Sketches for Solid Models Chapter 3: Editing and Modifying Sketches Chapter 4: Adding Relations and Dimensions to Sketches Chapter 5: Advanced Dimensioning Techniques and Base Feature Options Chapter 6: Creating Reference Geometries Chapter 7: Advanced Modeling Tools-I Chapter 8: Advanced Modeling Tools-II Chapter 9: Assembly Modeling Chapter 10: Working with Drawing Views Chapter 11: Introduction to FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chapter 12: Introduction to Mold Design Student Project Index
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 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 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.
Beginner’s Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2020 – Level II starts where Beginner’s Guide – Level I ends, following the same easy to read style and companion videoinstruction, 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 many of the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced and Expert exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website.
Get started with SOLIDWORKS Composer, and discover how to leverage this software to generate technical documentation, publications, and animations. Develop fundamental SOLIDWORKS Composer skills by learning a variety of essential topics. Learn about generating images and animations of your products for technical documentation and publications, as well as technical marketing purposes. Explore how to set up cameras and views, add lines and textures, create simple animations, and output video and images.
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 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.
Get started with SOLIDWORKS PCB. Learn how to use this powerful design package to generate PCB schematics and board layouts, as well as how to integrate these electronics within mechanical CAD projects.
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.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020: 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 and designers interested in learning finite element analysis (FEA) using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. This textbook benefits new SOLIDWORKS Simulation users and is a great teaching aid in classroom training. It consists of 10 chapters, a total of 390 pages covering various types of finite element analysis (FEA) such as Linear Static Analysis, Buckling Analysis, Fatigue Analysis, Frequency Analysis, Drop Test Analysis, and Non-linear Static Analysis. This textbook covers important concepts and methods used in finite element analysis (FEA) such as Preparing Geometry, Boundary Conditions (load and fixture), Element Types, Contacts, Connectors, Meshing, Mesh Controls, Mesh Check (Aspect Ratio check and Jacobian check), Adaptive Meshing (H-Adaptive and P-Adaptive), Iterative Methods (Newton-Raphson Scheme and Modified Newton-Raphson Scheme), Incremental Methods (Force, Displacement, or Arc Length), and so on. This textbook not only focuses on the usages of the tools of SOLIDWORKS Simulation but also on the fundamentals of finite element analysis (FEA) through various real-world Case Studies. The Case Studies used in this textbook allow users to solve various real-world engineering problems by using SOLIDWORKS Simulation step-by-step. Also, the Hands-on Test Drives are given at the end of chapters that allow users to experience themselves the ease-of-use and immense capacities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Every chapter begins with learning objectives related to the topics covered in that chapter. Moreover, every chapter ends with a summary which lists the topics learned in that chapter followed by questions to assess the knowledge. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chapter 2. Introduction to Analysis Tools and Static Analysis Chapter 3. Case Studies of Static Analysis Chapter 4. Contacts and Connectors Chapter 5. Adaptive Mesh Methods Chapter 6. Buckling Analysis Chapter 7. Fatigue Analysis Chapter 8. Frequency Analysis Chapter 9. Drop Test Analysis Chapter 10. Non-Linear Static Analysis Main Features of the Textbook Comprehensive coverage of tools Step-by-step real-world case studies Hands-on test drives to enhance the skills at the end of chapters Additional notes and tips Customized content for faculty (PowerPoint Presentations) Free learning resources for students and faculty Technical support for the book: [email protected]
SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: A Tutorial Approach book has been written to help the users learn the basics of FEA. In this book, the author has used the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme to explain the tools and concepts of FEA using SOLDWORKS Simulation. Real-world mechanical engineering industry examples and tutorials have been used to ensure that the users can relate the knowledge gained through this book with the actual mechanical industry designs. This book covers all important topics and concepts such as Model Preparation, Meshing, Connections, Contacts, Boundary Conditions, Structural Analysis, Buckling Analysis, Fatigue Analysis, Thermal Analysis, Nonlinear Analysis and Frequency Analysis. Salient Features: Book consisting of 9 chapters that are organized in a pedagogical sequence. Summarized content on the first page of the topics that are covered in the chapter. More than 30 real-world mechanical engineering simulation problems used as tutorials and projects with step-by-step explanation. Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips. Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of each chapter to help the users assess their knowledge. Technical support by contacting '[email protected]'. Additional learning resources at 'allaboutcadcam.blogspot.com'. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chapter 2: Defining Material Properties Chapter 3: Meshing Chapter 4: Linear Static Analysis Chapter 5: Advanced Structural Analysis Chapter 6: Frequency Analysis Chapter 7: Thermal Analysis Chapter 8: Nonlinear Analysis Chapter 9: Implementation of FEA Index
Get started with SOLIDWORKS Electrical, a design package that can help make the work of designing and developing electrical systems a bit easier. Join instructor Justin Flett as he covers the fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS Electrical, and explains how to use this software to generate electrical engineering design schematics and reports. Justin kicks off the course by discussing the overall process of generating an electrical design project, including how to work with the user interface and build a custom project template. He then explains how to generate electrical schematics and components; create, customize, and use wire styles within your schematic drawings; create your own custom symbol from scratch; edit a PLC; generate final reports for your electrical projects; and more.
The complete SolidWorks reference-tutorial for beginner to advanced techniques Mastering SolidWorks is the reference-tutorial for all users. Packed with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials for over 40 chapters, and coverage of little-known techniques, this book takes you from novice to power user with clear instruction that goes beyond the basics. Fundamental techniques are detailed with real-world examples for hands-on learning, and the companion website provides tutorial files for all exercises. Even veteran users will find value in new techniques that make familiar tasks faster, easier, and more organized, including advanced file management tools that simplify and streamline pre-flight checks. SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and is an essential tool for engineers, mechanical designers, industrial designers, and drafters around the world. User friendly features such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and cut-and-paste tools belie the software’s powerful capabilities that can help you create cleaner, more precise, more polished designs in a fraction of the time. This book is the comprehensive reference every SolidWorks user needs, with tutorials, background, and more for beginner to advanced techniques. Get a grasp on fundamental SolidWorks 2D and 3D tasks using realistic examples with text-based tutorials Delve into advanced functionality and capabilities not commonly covered by how-to guides Incorporate improved search, Pack-and-Go and other file management tools into your workflow Adopt best practices and exclusive techniques you won’t find anywhere else Work through this book beginning-to-end as a complete SolidWorks course, or dip in as needed to learn new techniques and time-saving tricks on-demand. Organized for efficiency and designed for practicality, these tips will remain useful at any stage of expertise. With exclusive coverage and informative detail, Mastering SolidWorks is the tutorial-reference for users at every level of expertise.