Engineering Graphics with SOLIDWORKS 2016 and video instruction is written to assist the technical school, two year college, four year university instructor/student or industry professional that is a beginner or intermediate SOLIDWORKS user. The book combines the fundamentals of engineering graphics and dimensioning practices with a step-by-step project based approach to learning SOLIDWORKS with video instructions. Learn by doing, not just by reading.
The book is divided into four sections: 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 explore 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 provides a section on the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) program with sample exam questions and initial and final SOLIDWORKS models.
Chapter 11 provides a section on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and its benefits and features. Understand the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers.
Review individual features, commands, and tools using the video instruction and 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.
These professionals are directly involved with SOLIDWORKS every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.