The SOLIDWORKS 2018 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SOLIDWORKS 2018. SOLIDWORKS is an immense software package, and no one book can cover all topics for all users. This book provides a centralized reference location to address many of the tools, features and techniques of SOLIDWORKS 2018. This book covers the following: System and Document properties, FeatureManagers, PropertyManagers, ConfigurationManagers, RenderManagers, 2D and 3D Sketch tools, Sketch entities, 3D Feature tools, Motion Study, Sheet Metal, Motion Study, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, PhotoView 360, Pack and Go, 3D PDFs, Intelligent Modelling techniques, 3D printing terminology and more Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SOLIDWORKS 2018 software. If you are completely new to SOLIDWORKS, you should read Chapter 1 in detail and complete Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 in the SOLIDWORKS Tutorials.
Table of Contents
1. Quick Start 2, System Options 3. Document Properties 4. Design Intent, Sketching and Sketch Entities 5. Sketch Tools, Geometric Relations and Dimensions/Relations Tools 6. Extruded Boss/Base, Extruded Cut, Fillet and Cosmetic Features 7. Revolved, Hole Wizard, Advanced Hole, Dome, Curve and Thread Features 8. Shell, Draft, Rib, Scale and Intersection Feature 9. Pattern Features, Mirror Features and Coordinate System 10. Swept, Lofted, Wrap, Flex, and Freeform Feature 11. Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling and More 12. Top-Down Assembly Modeling, Configurations and More 13 Drawings and Drawing Tools 14. Sheet Metal Features and Tools 15. PhotoView 360, Measure and Mass Properties Tool 16. Saving, Pack and Go, PDFs, Toolbox, Design Library, SOLIDWORKS Explorer & Parts Reviewer 17. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 18. Intelligent Modeling Techniques 19. Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing
David Planchard is the Founder and President of D & M Education LLC, an Adjunct Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has been a SolidWorks Solution Partner since 1999.