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SolidWorks® Administration Bible by Matt Lombard

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Introduction

Welcome to the SolidWorks Administration Bible. This book has been written as a desk reference for anyone charged with installing, implementing, and maintaining SolidWorks and Workgroup PDM for yourself or for other users in your company. Whether you are a professional CAD Administrator, a full-time engineer or designer pressed into service as a CAD Administrator, or just an individual user who needs to make the software work for yourself, you will find much to help you in these pages. IT professionals who are not familiar with the complexities of SolidWorks, but need to learn how to administer it will also find help here. The book is full of practical advice, recommendations, and the reasons behind the recommendations. In the spirit of the other SolidWorks Bibles I have written, much of the book comes from personal experience in industry, and not just an academic view of how things ideally should work.

About This Book

This book was written during the beta period of SolidWorks 2010, so some changes to the software before its official release may not be reflected here. This book does not touch on topics of direct use, but primarily on topics for administering the software. End user topics should be referred to the SolidWorks 2009 or 2010 Bible. An intermediate SolidWorks user, one who has been through the SolidWorks training for Essentials and Advanced Assemblies, should be able to understand the concepts in the book. You will also need to have some degree of understanding ...

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