SOLIDWORKS 2021 Advanced Techniques - Paul Tran

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Advanced Techniques

By Paul Tran

  • Release Date: 2020-12-09
  • Genre: Digital Media


• The perfect follow up to SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills 
• Uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects 
• Comprehensive coverage of advanced SOLIDWORKS tools and techniques 
• Covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds 
• Features a quick reference guide and a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional practice exam 

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2021 Intermediate Skills leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SOLIDWORKS and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds.

Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects has been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Who this book is for

This book is for the intermediate to advanced user who has already completed the SOLIDWORKS Basic Tools book and may have also completed the SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills book. People who are very familiar with SOLIDWORKS and its add ins will also find this book to be a valuable resource.

Table of Contents

      Introduction: SOLIDWORKS 2021 User Interface 
1.   Introduction to 3D Sketch 
2.   Plane Creation 
3.   Advanced Modeling 
4.   Sweep with Composite Curve 
5.   Advanced Modeling with Sweep & Loft 
6.   Loft vs. Sweep 
7.   Loft with Guide Curves 
8.   Using Surfaces 
9.   Offset Surface & Ruled Surface 
10. Advanced Surfaces 
11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling 
12. SimulationXpress 
13. Sheet Metal Parts 
14. Sheet Metal Forming Tools 
15. Sheet Metal Conversions 
16. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files 
17. Advanced Weldments 
18. Creating a Core & Cavity 
19. Non Planar Parting Lines 
20. Top-Down Assembly - Part 1 
21. Top-Down Assembly – Part 2 
22. External References & Repair Errors 
23. Using Appearances 
      CSWP Mechanical Design Exam Preparation 
      SOLIDWORKS 2021 Quick-Guides