SolidWorks 2010
No Experience Required
By Alex Ruiz
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: February 2010
Pages: 700

SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required is the perfect hands-on, step-by-step introduction to this very popular 3D CAD software. Through a continuous, easy-to-follow tutorial, you'll learn SolidWorks by planning and developing a desk lamp, from modeling to drawing to creating the Bill of Materials. Follow the tutorial sequentially or jump in at any chapter by downloading the drawing files from Either way, you'll get a thorough grounding in SolidWorks and see real progress as you quickly master tasks and create a final, presentation-worthy rendering of your design.

  • Create your first part, the lamp base, and use Instant3D to improve productivity

  • Add dimensions, tolerances, and a detailed view—and produce your first drawing

  • See how to create a revolved part with threading as you make the lamp's shaft

  • Model a plastic washer and learn how to create an assembly from a part

  • Examine Bills of Materials (BOMs), build one, and add item balloons

  • Design a lampshade, add components from the Design Library, and create an exploded view

  • Put it all together and produce a top-level assembly drawing

  • Apply materials and environment and create a stunning rendering

Create 2D drawings that tell the whole story

Make stunning photo-realistic renderings of your designs

Build excellent real-world assemblies

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