Book description
Mastering SolidWorks: The Design Approach, Second Edition is entirely updated for SolidWorks 2014 and presents SolidWorks as a design system rather than a software program, using design, modeling, and drafting concepts as the building blocks, instead of focusing on menus and commands. It describes design approaches, methodologies, and techniques to help CAD designers/engineers and draftspersons achieve their engineering tasks in the fastest, easiest, and most effective way. It develops command sequences to achieve CAD and modeling tasks, providing SolidWorks syntax and details. Starting with a CAD task to accomplish, the book then goes about how to accomplish it, motivating students to learn more than simply going through layers of menus and commands.
Intended for design courses, the book uses a minimal amount of mathematical concepts, covering basic math in Chapter 8 (Curves), Chapter 9 (Surfaces), and Chapter 13 (Analysis Tools).¿
Intended for design courses, the book uses a minimal amount of mathematical concepts, covering basic math in Chapter 8 (Curves), Chapter 9 (Surfaces), and Chapter 13 (Analysis Tools).¿¿
Shows concepts to those who are curious about how CAD/CAM systems work "under the hood."
Broadens the book appeal to many students, professors, and readers.¿
The coverage of math in chapters 8, 9, and 13 may be ignored without affecting the continuity of the material in those chapters.
StepbyStep instructions help students learn SolidWorks as a design system rather than a software program.
Ample illustrations guide students as they learn.
Tutorials offer comprehensive coverage of a full design task.
Each tutorial ends with a handson exercise that both challenges the student’s understanding and extends it.
Examples with Solutions cover a single concept in detail.
Each example offers a handson exercise that builds on the previous example, ensuring the student has gone through each example.
Each chapter includes challenging modeling and design examples and problems.
The book’s unique approach covers the theoretical concepts behind the various functions of SolidWorks.
This sheds light about why things work the way they do, as well as explains their limitations and uses.
Table of contents
 About This eBook
 Title Page
 Copyright Page
 Features of Mastering SolidWorks®: The Design Approach
 Preface
 Instructor Resources
 Brief Contents
 Contents

Part I: Computer Aided Design (CAD) Basics
 Chapter 1. Getting Started

Chapter 2. Modeling Management
 2.1 Overview
 2.2 Types of CAD Models
 2.3 Planning Part Creation
 2.4 Part Topology
 2.5 Parametric Modeling
 2.6 Customizing SolidWorks
 2.7 Productivity Tools
 2.8 Coordinate Systems
 2.9 Sketch Planes
 2.10 Sketch Status
 2.11 Part Features Tree
 2.12 Construction Geometry
 2.13 Reference Geometry
 2.14 Sketch Entities
 2.15 Sketch Relations
 2.16 Equations and Link Values
 2.17 Geometric Modifiers
 2.18 Grids
 2.19 Patterns
 2.20 Selecting, Editing, and Measuring Entities
 2.21 Boolean Operations
 2.22 Templates
 2.23 Viewing
 2.24 Model Communication
 2.25 Tutorials
 Problems
 Chapter 3. Design Intent

Part II: Basic Part Modeling
 Chapter 4. Features and Macros

Chapter 5. Drawings
 5.1 Introduction
 5.2 Engineering Drafting and Graphics Communication
 5.3 ASME Abbreviation Rules
 5.4 ASME Drafting Rules
 5.5 ASME Dimensioning Rules
 5.6 Dimensions
 5.7 Drawing Content and Layout
 5.8 Angle of Projection
 5.9 Views
 5.10 Sheets
 5.11 Title Block
 5.12 Drafting Control
 5.13 Tolerances
 5.14 Bill of Materials
 5.15 Model and Drawing Associativity
 5.16 Design Checker
 5.17 Tutorials
 Problems

Chapter 6. Assemblies
 6.1 Introduction
 6.2 Assembly Mates
 6.3 BottomUp Assembly Modeling
 6.4 TopDown Assembly Modeling
 6.5 Assembly Tree
 6.6 Assembly Drawing
 6.7 Assembly Exploded View and Animation
 6.8 Assembly Motion Study
 6.9 Interference and Collision Detection
 6.10 Assembly Design Tables

6.11 Tutorials
 Tutorial 6–1: Create Cam and Follower Assembly
 Tutorial 6–2: Create Working Hinge Assembly
 Tutorial 6–3: Mate Two Gears with Gear Mate
 Tutorial 6–4: Create Functional Rack and Pinion
 Tutorial 6–5: Create a Functional Ball Screw
 Tutorial 6–6: Study Universal Joint Motion
 Tutorial 6–7: Create Motion Study
 Tutorial 6–8: Detect Collision and Interference
 Tutorial 6–9: Create Design Table
 Tutorial 6–10: Create Part in Context of Assembly
 Problems
 Chapter 7. Rendering and Animation

Part III: Advanced Part Modeling

Chapter 8. Curves
 8.1 Introduction
 8.2 Curve Representation
 8.3 Line Parametric Equation
 8.4 Circle Parametric Equation
 8.5 Spline Parametric Equation
 8.6 TwoDimensional Curves
 8.7 ThreeDimensional Curves
 8.8 Curve Management

8.9 Tutorials
 Tutorial 8–1: Create a 2D Curve Using Explicit Equation
 Tutorial 8–2: Create a 2D Curve Using Parametric Equation
 Tutorial 8–3: Create a 3D Curve Using Parametric Equation
 Tutorial 8–4: Create a 3D Curve Using 3D Points
 Tutorial 8–5: Create a 3D Curve Using 3D Sketching
 Tutorial 8–6: Create a 3D Curve Using Composite Curves
 Tutorial 8–7: Create a 3D Curve by Projecting a Sketch onto a Curved Face
 Tutorial 8–8: Create a 3D Curve Using Projected Curves
 Tutorial 8–9: Create a Stethoscope Model
 Problems

Chapter 9. Surfaces
 9.1 Introduction
 9.2 Surfaces
 9.3 Using Surfaces in Solid Modeling
 9.4 Surface Representation
 9.5 Plane Parametric Equation
 9.6 Ruled Surface Parametric Equation
 9.7 Surface Visualization
 9.8 Surface Management

9.9 Tutorials
 Tutorial 9–1: Create Basic Surfaces: Extrude, Revolve, Loft, Sweep, Knit, and Radiate
 Tutorial 9–2: Create Basic Surfaces: Planar, Filled, Boundary, and Offset
 Tutorial 9–3: Visualize Surfaces
 Tutorial 9–4: Create an Artistic Bowl
 Tutorial 9–5: Use Surface Intersections
 Tutorial 9–6: Create a Tablespoon
 Tutorial 9–7: Create a Computer Mouse
 Tutorial 9–8: Create a Baseball Hat
 Tutorial 9–9: Create a Hair Dryer
 Tutorial 9–10: Create an Oil Container
 Problems
 Chapter 10. Sheet Metal and Weldments
 Chapter 11. Sustainable Design

Chapter 8. Curves

Part IV: Part Development and Analysis

Chapter 12. Tolerances
 12.1 Introduction
 12.2 Types
 12.3 Concepts
 12.4 ASME Tolerance Rules
 12.5 Tolerancing Tapers
 12.6 Limits of Dimensions
 12.7 Tolerance Accumulation
 12.8 Statistical Tolerancing
 12.9 True Position
 12.10 Geometric Tolerances
 12.11 Datum Target Symbols
 12.12 Tolerance Interpretation
 12.13 Tolerance Analysis
 12.14 SolidWorks Tolerance Analysis
 12.15 Tutorials
 Problems

Chapter 13. Analysis Tools
 13.1 Introduction
 13.2 Data Exchange
 13.3 Mass Properties
 13.4 Animation and Motion Analysis
 13.5 Flow Simulation
 13.6 Finite Element Method
 13.7 Finite Element Analysis
 13.8 SolidWorks Simulation
 13.9 Von Mises Stress

13.10 Tutorials
 Tutorial 13–1: Export Native SolidWorks Files
 Tutorial 13–2: Import IGES and STEP Files into SolidWorks
 Tutorial 13–3: Calculate Mass Properties of a Solid
 Tutorial 13–4: Perform Motion Analysis Using a Motor
 Tutorial 13–5: Perform Static Linear FEA on a Part
 Tutorial 13–6: Perform Thermal FEA on a Part
 Tutorial 13–7: Perform Flow Analysis on a Hose
 Problems

Chapter 12. Tolerances

Part V: Part Manufacturing
 Chapter 14. Rapid Prototyping

Chapter 15. Numerical Control Machining
 15.1 Introduction
 15.2 Basics of Machine Tools
 15.3 Basics of Machining
 15.4 Turning
 15.5 Drilling
 15.6 Milling
 15.7 Electrical Discharge Machining
 15.8 Manufacturing of Design
 15.9 SolidWorks DFMXpress
 15.10 Basics of NC Machining
 15.11 GCode and MCode Programming
 15.12 CAM AddIns Software
 15.13 Tutorials
 Problems
 Chapter 16. Injection Molding
 Appendix A. ANSI and ISO Tolerance Tables
 Appendix B. SolidWorks Certification
 Index
Product information
 Title: Mastering SolidWorks®: The Design Approach, Second Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: September 2014
 Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
 ISBN: 9780134270999
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