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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Advanced Techniques


SOLIDWORKS 2016 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2016 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 have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps for the reader. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that the reader has 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, the reader 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

Advanced Modeling Topics
1. Introduction to 3D Sketch
2. Plane Creation
3. Advanced Modeling 5/8 Spanner
4. Sweep with Composite Curves Helical Ext. Spring Using Variable Pitch
5. Advanced Modeling with Sweep & Loft
6. Loft vs. Sweep Water Meter Housing
7. Loft with Guide Curves Waved Washer
Advanced Sweep - Wire Form
8. Using Surfaces Advanced Modeling
Lofted Surface Remote Control Casing
9. Advanced Surfaces Offset Surface & Ruled Surface
10. Using Filled Surfaces
Boundary and Freeform Surfaces
11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling Safety Helmet
12. SimulationXpress 5/8 Spanner

Sheet Metal Topics

13. Sheet Metal Parts Post Cap
Sheet Metal Parts Vents
14. Sheet Metal Forming Tools Button with Slots
Designing Sheet Metal Parts Mounting Tray
15. Sheet Metal Conversions
Sheet Metal Gussets
Flat Pattern Stent
Stent Sample - Sheet Metal Approach
16. Working with Sheet Metal STEP Files
Adding Parts to the Toolbox Library
Weldments Structural Members

Top-Down Assembly Topics

17. Core & Cavity Linear Parting Lines
Mold Tooling Non Linear Parting Lines
18. Top-Down Assembly - Miniature Vise
19. Top-Down Assembly Water Control Valve
20. External References & Repair Errors
21. Using Appearances and Textures
22. CSWP Core Preparation Practice
SOLIDWORKS 2016 Quick-Guides