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. Alex R. Ruiz is a Certified SolidWorks Professional and engineering manager for a leading medical device manufacturer. He designs new products and trains and supports over 100 SolidWorks users. Alex has close ties to the SolidWorks development team and is very well known in the SolidWorks community as 'the SolidWorks geek,' which is the name of his blog (www.TheSWGeek.com). Gabi Jack is a Certified SolidWorks Professional and mechanical engineer who maintains a popular blog about solid modeling, design, and engineering (www.GabiJack.com).
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