Revise and reinvent 3D prototypes as much as you wish
Whether you're designing parts or assemblies, SolidWorks is what you need to tranform virtual 3D models into production design data. And whether you're new to this powerful CAD software or want to take your current skills to new levels, you'll find all the in-depth coverage you need in this comprehensive guide. Packed with step-by-step tutorials, timesaving techniques, and real-world examples, this book helps you accomplish tasks, avoid pitfalls, and start using SolidWorks 2009 like a pro.
Customize your user interface and use visualization tools
Create sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings
Build intelligence into parts with smart components
Explore patterns, equations, and configurations
Learn multibody, surface, and master model techniques
Work with mold tools, plastic and sheet metal parts, and weldments
Create animations with SolidWorks Motion
The CD includes all the parts, assemblies, drawings, and examples you need to follow the tutorials in each chapter. You'll also find finished models, and templates.