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Solidworks 2015 Part II - Advanced Techniques

Solidworks 2015 Part II - Advanced Techniques
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SolidWorks 2015 Part II - Advanced Techniques picks up where SolidWorks 2015 Part I - Basic Tools 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: SolidWorks 2015 User Interface
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
Using the Deform Feature
10. Using Filled Surfaces
Boundary and Freeform Surfaces
Sweep with Solid Body
11. Surfaces vs. Solid Modeling Safety Helmet
Using PhotoView 360
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
22. CSWP Core Preparation Practice
SolidWorks 2015 Quick-Guides

By: Paul Tran, Published 2014-12-12 by SDC Publications

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