SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering, Second Edition
James Valentino and Nicholas DiZinno
Unique and thorough
- Includes a CD keyed to examples for clear, effective and interactive learning of SolidWorks software. (Note: Users must have a current version of the SolidWorks software installed on their computer to complete the exercises.)
- An appendix offers the CSWA exam for certification of skills
- 14 chapters and two appendices (click the TOC button, above, to view)
SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction for students. Little or no prior experience is needed to benefit from this liberally-illustrated work. Use the book in any educational setting from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and vocational / technical schools and industrial training centers. The book is also a reliable reference on the job. It functions well as a self-study manual. Authors Valentino and DiZinno have carefully and thoughtfully arranged the contents in a clear, logical sequence.
Many hundreds of well-drawn visuals supplant wordy explanations, demonstrating the power of the software. Many learning aids are included throughout the 500 page book.
- Strong graphical illustrations rather than long text and definitions are emphasized. Key definitions are boxed in.
- Examples provide step-by-step instructions, supported with excellent graphics.
- Needless cross-referencing has been eliminated. Each example is presented with all explanations appearing on the same page.
- Exercises are presented at the ends of chapters
- A CD provided with the text contains files that are keyed in sequence to the selected examples. Students can follow interactively when learning the procedure with the concepts presented in the text.
- The text contains exercises and materials that are key to preparing students for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. Appendix B contains a complete key and sample exam solutions.
- Introduction to SolidWorks
- The SolidWorks User Interface
- Creating 2D Sketches on Reference Planes
- Advanced Sketch Tools
- Creating Extrude, Fillet and Hole Features
- Producing 2D Engineering Drawings from 3D Solid Parts
- Creating Shells Draft and Rib Features
- Patterns, Mirror Features and the Hole Wizard
- Creating Sweep, Curve and Loft Features
- Creating Assemblies
- Producing 2D Engineering Drawings from 3D Solid Assemblies
- Design Stress Analysis with SimulationXpress
- Sheet Metal Parts
- Using Links and Equations
- Appendix A: Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)Exam
- Appendix B: Customizing