Appendix B. What's on the CD-ROM

The only file you see on this book's companion CD-ROM is a single Zip file. Extract the contents of the file to your hard drive in a location that is easy to access. The CD contains example and tutorial parts, assemblies, and drawings, as well as templates, macros, and tables as appropriate for each chapter. The files are organized within folders for each chapter and are named for the chapter and the function they demonstrate. Some of the files are starting points for tutorials, and some are finished models meant to be examined.

If you make changes to files, I recommend that you use the Save As command (File



I do not recommend that you open files directly from the CD or from the Zip file, because SolidWorks will respond with messages about read-only files.

System Requirements

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements listed in this section. If your computer doesn't match up to these requirements, you may have a problem using the contents of the CD.

Windows Versions

  • For Windows XP Professional:

  • Intel and AMD processors, single dual or quad cores.

  • 1GB RAM minimum (2GB recommended).

  • Virtual memory twice the amount of RAM (recommended).

  • A certified OpenGL workstation graphics card and driver. (Check the SolidWorks Web site for details;

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