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SolidWorks® 2011 Parts Bible

Book Description

This ebook does not provide access to the DVD files.

Like theSolidWorks Bible, but want more on parts? New version provides greater detail than ever

SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail and information on SolidWorks topics, and now you have it. We took our popular SolidWorks Bible, divided it into two books (SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible and SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible) and packed each new book with a host of items from your wish lists, such as more extensive coverage of the basics, additional tutorials, and expanded coverage of topics largely ignored by other books.

  • This SolidWorks Parts Bible shows you how to do parts modeling and parts drawing using the latest version of the 3D solid modeling program, SolidWorks

  • Thoroughly describes best practices and beginning-to-advanced techniques using both video and text

  • Expands coverage of topics that readers have asked for, including Pack-and-Go, search criteria, and greater coverage of file management

  • Written by well-known and well-respected SolidWorks guru, Matt Lombard

  • Can stand alone, or also with the SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible, for a complete SolidWorks reference set

Keep both the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible and the SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible on your desk, and you'll have the best resource set out there on SolidWorks!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. About the Author
  5. Credits
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Terminology
    5. Contacting the Author
  9. Part I: Introducing SolidWorks Basics
    1. CHAPTER 1: Introducing SolidWorks
      1. Installing SolidWorks for the First Time
      2. Starting SolidWorks for the First Time
      3. Identifying SolidWorks Documents
      4. Understanding Feature-Based Modeling
      5. Understanding History-Based Modeling
      6. Sketching with Parametrics
      7. Understanding Design Intent
      8. Editing Design Intent
      9. Working with Associativity
      10. Tutorial: Creating a Part Template
      11. Tutorial: Using Parametrics in Sketches
      12. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 2: Navigating the SolidWorks Interface
      1. Identifying Elements of the SolidWorks Interface
      2. Making the Interface Work for You
      3. Getting to Know the Interface
      4. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 3: Working with Sketches
      1. Opening a Sketch
      2. Identifying Sketch Entities
      3. Inferencing in Sketch
      4. Exploring Sketch Settings
      5. Using Sketch Blocks
      6. Working with Reference Geometry
      7. Tutorial: Learning to Use Sketch Relations
      8. Tutorial: Using Blocks and Belts
      9. Tutorial: Creating Reference Geometry
      10. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 4: Creating Simple Parts and Drawings
      1. Discovering Design Intent
      2. Creating a Simple Part
      3. Tutorial: Making a Simple Drawing
      4. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 5: Using Visualization Techniques
      1. Manipulating the View
      2. Using the View Tools
      3. Using the DisplayManager
      4. Exploring the Display Pane
      5. Applying Color Automatically to Features
      6. Using Edge Display Settings
      7. Tutorial: Applying Visualization Techniques
      8. Summary
  10. Part II: Building Intelligence into Your Parts
    1. CHAPTER 6: Getting More from Your Sketches
      1. Editing Sketch Relations
      2. Working with Sketch Entities
      3. Using Sketch Pictures
      4. Using Sketch Text
      5. Using Colors and Line Styles with Sketches
      6. Using Other Sketch Tools
      7. Sketching in 3D
      8. Tutorial: Editing and Copying
      9. Tutorial: Controlling Pictures, Text, Colors, and Styles
      10. Tutorial: Using Metadata
      11. Tutorial: Sketching Calculator
      12. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 7: Modeling with Primary Features
      1. Identifying When to Use Which Tool
      2. Understanding Fillet Types
      3. Using Chamfers
      4. Tutorial: Bracket Casting
      5. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 8: Selecting Secondary Features
      1. Creating Curve Features
      2. Selecting a Specialty Feature
      3. Tutorial: Creating a Wire-Formed Part
      4. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 9: Patterning and Mirroring
      1. Patterning in a Sketch
      2. Mirroring in a Sketch
      3. Exploring the Geometry Pattern Option
      4. Patterning Bodies
      5. Patterning Faces
      6. Patterning Fillets
      7. Understanding Pattern Types
      8. Using Cosmetic Patterns to Create an Appearance
      9. Mirroring 3D Solids
      10. Tutorial: Creating a Circular Pattern
      11. Tutorial: Mirroring Features
      12. Tutorial: Applying a Cosmetic Pattern
      13. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 10: Using Equations
      1. Understanding Equations
      2. Using Link Values
      3. Using Global Variables
      4. Using Expressions
      5. Controlling Suppression States of Features
      6. Linking to External Equations
      7. Tutorial: Using Equations
      8. Summary
    6. CHAPTER 11: Working with Part Configurations
      1. Controlling Items with Configurations
      2. Using Design Tables
      3. Creating a Simple Design Table
      4. Using the Configuration Publisher
      5. Tutorial: Working with Configurations and Design Tables
      6. Summary
    7. CHAPTER 12: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting
      1. Using Rollback
      2. Reordering Features
      3. Reordering Folders
      4. Using the Flyout and Detachable FeatureManagers
      5. Summarizing Part Modeling Best Practice
      6. Using Evaluation Techniques
      7. Troubleshooting Errors
      8. Tutorial: Making Use of Editing and Evaluation Techniques
      9. Summary
    8. CHAPTER 13: Using Hole Wizard and Library Features
      1. Using the Hole Wizard
      2. Using Library Features
      3. Creating Library Features
      4. Understanding Dissection
      5. Tutorial: Working with Library Features
      6. Summary
  11. Part III: Creating Part Drawings
    1. CHAPTER 14: Automating Drawings: The Basics
      1. Comparing Templates and Formats
      2. Creating Drawing Formats
      3. Creating Drawing Templates
      4. Creating Blocks
      5. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 15: Working with Drawing Views
      1. Creating Common View Types
      2. Creating Other View Types
      3. Using Display Options in Views
      4. Distinguishing Views from Sheets
      5. Tutorial: Working with View Types, Settings, and Options
      6. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 16: Using Annotations and Symbols
      1. Using Notes
      2. Using Blocks in Drawings
      3. Using Symbols
      4. Using Center Marks and Centerlines
      5. Tutorial: Using Annotations
      6. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 17: Dimensioning and Tolerancing
      1. Putting Dimensions on Drawings
      2. Adding Tolerances
      3. Using Dimension Styles
      4. Aligning Dimensions and Annotations
      5. Tutorial: Working with Dimensions and Tolerances
      6. Summary
    5. CHAPTER 18: Using Layers, Line Fonts, and Colors
      1. Controlling Layers
      2. Controlling Line Format
      3. Hiding and Showing Edges
      4. Tutorial: Using Drawing Display Tools
      5. Summary
  12. Part IV: Using Advanced Techniques
    1. CHAPTER 19: Modeling Multi-Bodies
      1. Using Powerful Tools Effectively
      2. Understanding Multi-Body Techniques
      3. Creating Multi-Bodies
      4. Managing Bodies
      5. Using Multiple Bodies with Sheet Metal, Weldments, and Molds
      6. Tutorials: Working with Multi-Bodies
      7. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 20: Working with Surfaces
      1. Introducing Surfaces
      2. Understanding Surfacing Terminology
      3. Surfacing Tools
      4. Using Surfacing Techniques
      5. Tutorial: Working with Surfaces
      6. Summary
  13. Part V: Working with Specialized Functionality
    1. CHAPTER 21: Using SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tools
      1. Using the Base Flange Features
      2. Making Sheet Metal Parts from Generic Models
      3. Using Other Methods
      4. Using Multi-Body Techniques with Sheet Metal
      5. Tutorial: Working with the Insert Bends Method for Sheet Metal Parts
      6. Tutorial: Using the Base Flange Sheet Metal Method
      7. Summary
    2. CHAPTER 22: Creating Sheet Metal Drawings
      1. Introducing Sheet Metal Drawings
      2. Getting the Flat Pattern
      3. Making Drawings of Multi-Body Sheet Metal Parts
      4. Summary
    3. CHAPTER 23: Using Imported Geometry and Direct Editing Techniques
      1. Understanding the Basics of Imported Geometry
      2. Understanding the Traditional Role of Direct Edit Tools
      3. Using SolidWorks Direct Edit Tools
      4. Tutorial: Importing and Repairing Solid Geometry
      5. Tutorial: Editing with Flex and Freeform Features
      6. Summary
    4. CHAPTER 24: Using Plastic Features
      1. Using Plastic Features
      2. Using Plastic Evaluation Tools
      3. Summary
  14. Part VI: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Finding Help
      1. SolidWorks Help
      2. SolidWorks Web Site
      3. Customer Portal
      4. User Groups
      5. Online Forums
      6. Non-Commercial Web Sites
    2. Appendix B: What's on the DVD
      1. System Requirements
      2. Troubleshooting
      3. Customer Care
  15. Index