SOLIDWORKS 2020 Reference Guide

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 2020.

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573140

Category: Computers

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• A comprehensive reference book for SOLIDWORKS 2020 • Contains 260 plus standalone tutorials • Starts with a basic overview of SOLIDWORKS 2020 and its new features • Tutorials are written for each topic with new and intermediate users in mind • Includes access to each tutorial’s initial and final state • Contains a chapter introducing you to 3D printing The SOLIDWORKS 2020 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SOLIDWORKS 2020. 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 2020. 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 Modeling techniques • 3D printing terminology and more Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SOLIDWORKS 2020 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. If you are familiar with an earlier release of SOLIDWORKS, you still might want to skim Chapter 1 to become acquainted with some of the commands, menus and features that you have not used; or you can simply jump to any section in any chapter. Each chapter provides detailed PropertyManager information on key topics with individual stand-alone short tutorials to reinforce and demonstrate the functionality and ease of the SOLIDWORKS tool or feature. The book provides access to over 260 models, their solutions and additional support materials. Learn by doing, not just by reading. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, configurations and more. The book is designed to complement the Online Tutorials and Online Help contained in SOLIDWORKS 2020. The goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs. The author developed the tutorials by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, professors, vendors and manufacturers. He is directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day and his responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Quick Start

David Planchard is the author of the following books: • SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Reference Guide, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 • Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, ...

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573232

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Quick Start introduces new users to the basics of using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software in five easy lessons. This book is intended for the student or designer who needs to learn SOLIDWORKS quickly and effectively. This book is perfect for engineers in industry who are expected to have SOLIDWORKS skills for their company’s next project or students who need to learn SOLIDWORKS without taking a comprehensive CAD course. Based on years of teaching SOLIDWORKS to engineering students, SOLIDWORKS 2020 Quick Start concentrates on the areas where new users can improve efficiency in the design modeling process. By learning the correct SOLIDWORKS skills and file management techniques, you gain the most knowledge in the shortest period of time. This book begins with an overview of SOLIDWORKS and the User Interface (UI), its menus, toolbars and commands. With a quick pace, you learn the essentials of 2D sketching, part and assembly creation, perform motion study, develop detailed part and assembly drawings and much more. Throughout this book you develop a mini Stirling Engine and investigate the proper design intent and constraints.

Official Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Certification Guide 2018 2019 2020

David Planchard is the author of the following books: • SOLIDWORKS®2020 Reference Guide, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 • Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, ...

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630572952

Category: Computers

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This book will provide you with a wealth of information about the three segments of the CSWP CORE exam. The intended audience for this book is a person who has passed the CSWA exam and who has eight or more months of SOLIDWORKS training and usage. This guide is not intended to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS, but is written to provide you with CSWP exam tips, hints and information on sample questions and categories that are aligned with the exam. This guide is written to help you take and pass the CSWP exam. The book is organized into three chapters. Each chapter is focused on a segment of the CSWP CORE exam. This is not intended to be a step-by-step book. Goals of this book The primary goal is not only to help you pass the CSWP CORE exam, but also to ensure that you understand and comprehend the concepts and implementation details of the process. The second goal is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of CSWP CORE exam related topics available, without too much coverage of topics not on the exam. The third and ultimate goal is to get you from where you are today to the point that you can confidently pass all three segments of the CSWP CORE exam. Who this book is for The intended audience for this book and the CSWP exam is a person who has passed the CSWA exam and who has eight or more months of SOLIDWORKS training and usage. However, passing the CSWA exam is not a prerequisite for taking the CSWP exam if you are a commercial user in industry. For students that take the CSWP exam through their school, you must first pass the CSWA exam.

The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2020

SOLIDWORKS. Quick. Guide. STANDARD Toolbar Creates a new document Properties File properties Loads or unloads the 3D instant website add-in Opens an existing document Select tool Saves an active document Select the entire document Make ...

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573010

Category: Computers

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The Complete Guide to Mold Making with SOLIDWORKS 2020 is a quick paced book written to provide experienced SOLIDWORKS users with in-depth knowledge of the mold tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. Throughout this book you will learn the procedures necessary for using these tools to create and analyze effective mold designs. Utilizing step-by-step instructions, each chapter of this book will guide you through different tasks, from designing or repairing a mold, to developing complex parting lines; from making a core in the part mode to advancing through more complex tasks in the assembly mode. Throughout this book you will be introduced to using surfacing tools to repair models and prepare them for the mold making process. Towards the end of this book, you will learn how to work with SOLIDWORKS Plastics and Flow Simulation to simulate the way melted plastics flow during the injection molding process. You will also learn to analyze the thick-thin wall regions to predict defects on plastic parts and molds. Learning how to analyze plastic parts for errors and correct them early in the design stage is a valuable skill, which can save a significant amount of time throughout the span of the entire design process. Every project in this book is based on real world products. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into simple, comprehensible steps. Furthermore, every mold design is explained very clearly in short chapters, ranging from 15 to 25 pages. Each step comes with the exact screen shot to help you understand the main concept of the design. Learn the mold designs at your own pace, as you progress from simple core and cavity creation to more complex mold design challenges. This book will also teach you to use various surfacing tools such as: Ruled Surface Planar Surface Knit Surface Filled Surface Extend Surface Trim Surface Lofted Surface Who This Book Is For This book is for users already familiar with SOLIDWORKS who want to expand their knowledge of mold design. To get the most out of this mold design book, it is strongly recommended that you have completed all the lessons in the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques book or have comparable knowledge. More CAD literate individuals, who want to expand their knowledge of the different features that SOLIDWORKS 2020 has to offer, will also find this book to be a great resource.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Tutorial

David Planchard is the author of the following books: • SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Reference Guide, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 • Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, ...

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573171

Category: Computers

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• Uses step-by-step, project based tutorials designed for beginning or intermediate users • Will prepare you for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exam • Includes a chapter introducing you to 3D printing SOLIDWORKS 2020 Tutorial is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals who are new to SOLIDWORKS. The text provides a step-by-step, project based learning approach. It also contains information and examples on the five categories in the CSWA exam. The book is divided into four sections. Chapters 1 - 5 explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. In chapter 6 you will create the final robot assembly. The physical components and corresponding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum are available from Gears Educational Systems. All assemblies and components for the final robot assembly are provided. Chapters 7 - 10 prepare you for the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Chapter 11 covers the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), how it differs from subtractive manufacturing, and its features. You will also learn the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, apply proper design intent, design tables and configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each chapter. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in each chapter to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry.

Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2020

David Planchard is the author of the following books: • SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Reference Guide, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 • Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, ...

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573102

Category: Computers

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• A comprehensive introduction to SOLIDWORKS using tutorial style, step-by-step instructions • Designed for beginning or intermediate SOLIDWORKS users • Learn to create parts and assemblies using machined, plastic and sheet metal components • Also covers Simulation, Sustainability, and Intelligent Modeling techniques • Includes bonus chapters on the CSWA exam and 3D printing Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS 2020 is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SOLIDWORKS by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SOLIDWORKS user featuring machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. The book is divided into five sections with 11 projects. Project 1 - Project 6: Explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. Additional techniques include the edit and reuse of features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, configurations, SOLIDWORKS 3D ContentCentral and the SOLIDWORKS Toolbox. Project 7: Understand Top-Down assembly modeling and Sheet Metal parts. Develop components In-Context with InPlace Mates, along with the ability to import parts using the Top-Down assembly method. Convert a solid part into a Sheet Metal part and insert and apply various Sheet Metal features. Project 8 - Project 9: Recognize SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Intelligent Modeling techniques. Understand a general overview of SOLIDWORKS Simulation and the type of questions that are on the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate - Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) exam. Apply design intent and intelligent modeling techniques in a sketch, feature, part, plane, assembly and drawing. Project 10: Comprehend the differences between additive and subtractive manufacturing. Understand 3D printer terminology along with a working knowledge of preparing, saving, and printing CAD models on a low cost printer. Project 11: Review the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) program. Understand the curriculum and categories of the CSWA exam and the required model knowledge needed to successfully take the exam. The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Engineering Graphics with SOLIDWORKS 2020

David Planchard is the author of the following books: • SOLIDWORKS® 2020 Reference Guide, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009 • Engineering Design with SOLIDWORKS® 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, ...

Author: David Planchard

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573157

Category: Computers

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Engineering Graphics with SOLIDWORKS 2020 is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals who are new to SOLIDWORKS. The book combines the fundamentals of engineering graphics and dimensioning practices with a step-by-step project based approach to learning SOLIDWORKS. The book is divided into four sections with 11 Chapters. Chapters 1 - 3: Explore the history of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, Third vs. First angle projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices (ASME Y14.5-2009 standard), line type, fit type, tolerance, fasteners in general, general thread notes and the history of CAD leading to the development of SOLIDWORKS. Chapters 4 - 9: Comprehend the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple machine parts, simple and complex assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. Follow the step-by-step instructions in over 80 activities to develop eight parts, four sub-assemblies, three drawings and six document templates. Chapter 10: Prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam. Understand the curriculum and categories of the CSWA exam and the required model knowledge needed to successfully take the exam. Chapter 11: Provide a basic understanding between Additive vs. Subtractive manufacturing. Discuss Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), STereoLithography (SLA), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printer technology. Select suitable filament material. Comprehend 3D printer terminology. Knowledge of preparing, saving, and printing a model on a Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printer. Information on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Additive Manufacturing (CSWA-AM) exam. Review individual features, commands, and tools using SOLIDWORKS Help. The chapter exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the chapter objectives. The book is designed to complement the SOLIDWORKS Tutorials located in the SOLIDWORKS Help menu. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step-by step procedures to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry. The author developed the industry scenarios by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Basic Tools

SOLIDWORKS. Quick. Guide. STANDARD Toolbar Creates a new document Properties File properties Loads or unloads the 3D ... SOLIDWORKS 2020 Basic Tools l Quick Guide SOLIDWORKS Quick Guide Quick Reference Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2020 Command ...

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573065

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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides you with a strong understanding of SOLIDWORKS and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. 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.

SOLIDWORKS 2020 Advanced Techniques

... Up Assembly & Mates Glossary, Index, and SOLIDWORKS 2020 Quick-Guide Quick Reference Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2020 Command Icons and Toolbars. 24-2 24-27 24-48 Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction SOLIDWORKS User Interface.

Author: Paul Tran

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573164

Category: Computers

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• 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 2020 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2020 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.

Parametric Modeling with SOLIDWORKS 2020

The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also covers some of the more advanced features of SOLIDWORKS 2020 including how to ...

Author: Randy Shih

Publisher: SDC Publications

ISBN: 9781630573133

Category: Computers

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Parametric Modeling with SOLIDWORKS 2020 contains a series of seventeen tutorial style lessons designed to introduce SOLIDWORKS 2020, solid modeling and parametric modeling techniques and concepts. This book introduces SOLIDWORKS 2020 on a step-by-step basis, starting with constructing basic shapes, all the way through to the creation of assembly drawings and motion analysis. This book takes a hands on, exercise intensive approach to all the important parametric modeling techniques and concepts. Each lesson introduces a new set of commands and concepts, building on previous lessons. The lessons guide the user from constructing basic shapes to building intelligent solid models, assemblies and creating multi-view drawings. This book also covers some of the more advanced features of SOLIDWORKS 2020, including how to use the SOLIDWORKS Design Library, basic motion analysis, collision detection and analysis with SimulationXpress. The exercises in this book cover the performance tasks that are included on the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) Examination. Reference guides located at the front of the book and in each chapter show where these performance tasks are covered. This book also introduces you to the general principles of 3D printing including a brief history of 3D printing, the types of 3D printing technologies, commonly used filaments, and the basic procedure for printing a 3D model. 3D printing makes it easier than ever for anyone to start turning their designs into physical objects and by the end of this book you will be ready to start printing out your own designs.