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The detail you need to design well
SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail on building assemblies and assembly drawings with SolidWorks—and now you have it. This new book by well-known SolidWorks guru Matt Lombard covers assemblies from the basics through advanced techniques. Not only does it provide the greater detail you've been seeking, it also includes topics not widely covered elsewhere. Pair this book with Matt's new SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible and you have the best SolidWorks reference set out there!
Review the basics—putting parts into assemblies, using external references, and more
Explore SolidWorks tools, such as the new Defeature tool for assemblies
Simulate motion with advanced mates
Add fillets, chamfers, and weld beads to assemblies
Sketch in 3D and create weldments and weldment drawings
Learn animation and use it to flex parts and turn motors
Animate flexible components
Move components with your choice of tools
Build mechanisms with layouts
Get the in-depth detail you've been seeking
Find new ways to build better assemblies
Learn best practices and advanced techniques
What's on the DVD?
System Requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Includes a DVD!
A fan of the SolidWorks Bible, but want more detail on assemblies? Here you go.
SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail on SolidWorks topics, and now you have it. We took our popular SolidWorks Bible, divided it into two books (SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible) and packed each new book with a host of items from your wish lists, such as more extensive coverage of the basics, additional tutorials, and expanded coverage of topics largely ignored by other books.
- This SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible shows you how to organize parts data to create assemblies or subassemblies using the latest version of the 3D solid modeling program, SolidWorks
- Thoroughly describes best practices and beginning-to-advanced techniques using both video and text
- Explains and thoroughly covers every assembly function and is written in a way that enables the reader to make better decisions while using the software
- Written by well-known and well-respected SolidWorks guru Matt Lombard
- Can stand alone or also with the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible for a complete SolidWorks reference set
Keep both the SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible on your desk, and you?ll have the best resource set out there on SolidWorks.
About the Author
Matt Lombard is a mechanical engineer and an independent SolidWorks consultant. Because of the popularity of his SolidWorks blog (dezignstuff) and his sessions at SolidWorks World, he has built a reputation as the go-to resource for everything SolidWorks.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing Assembly Basics.
Chapter 1: Understanding Assemblies.
Chapter 2: Navigating the Assembly Interface.
Chapter 3: Visualizing Assemblies.
Part II: Working with Assemblies.
Chapter 4: Building Efficient Assemblies.
Chapter 5: Getting More from Mates.
Chapter 6: Working with Assembly Sketches and Layouts.
Chapter 7: Using Assembly Tools.
Chapter 8: Controlling Assembly Configurations and Display States.
Chapter 9: Patterning and Mirroring Components.
Chapter 10: Modeling in Context.
Chapter 11: Creating Assembly Features.
Chapter 12: Using Parametric Links in Assemblies.
Chapter 13: Editing, Evaluating, and Troubleshooting Assemblies.
Part III: Creating and Using Libraries.
Chapter 14: Using Toolbox.
Chapter 15: Working with Libraries.
Part IV: Creating Assembly Drawings.
Chapter 16: Creating Assembly Drawings.
Chapter 17: Working with Tables and Drawings.
Part V: Using Specialized or Advanced Techniques.
Chapter 18: Using DriveWorks Xpress.
Chapter 19: Employing Master Model Techniques.
Chapter 20: Using Weldments.
Chapter 21: Using Mold Tools.
Chapter 22: Working with Large Scale Design.
Chapter 23: Animating with the MotionManager.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Finding Help.
Appendix B: What's on the DVD.