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SolidWorks for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0470129786

ISBN-13: 9780470129784

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Greg Jankowski, Richard Doyle, Gregory Jankowski

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Whether it's your first venture into 3D technical drawing software or you're switching to SolidWorks from something else, you're probably excited about what this CAD program has to offer. Chances are, you figure it's going to take awhile to get the hang of it before you can begin cranking out those perfectly precise 3D designs. "SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition," can help you dramatically shorten that get-acquainted period! "SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition" will help you get up and running quickly on the leading 3D technical drawing software. You'll see how to set up SolidWorks to create the type of drawings your industry requires and how to take full advantage of its legendary 3D…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Greg Jankowski is the Customer Satisfaction Manager at SolidWorks corporation. He is a veteran (translation: been doing this longer than he cares to admit) in the CAD industry with experience using SolidWorks, ProEngineer, and Computervision CAD systems in a variety of mechanical design and developmental positions. Greg was the Principal at CIMCO, a SolidWorks Solution Partner since SolidWorks 95. Greg is the author of the book SolidWorks for AutoCAD Users and the e-book Exploring SolidWorks. In addition, he authored and developed the SolidWorks workstation benchmark. He is also the author of the Cadalyst magazine column "Solid Thinking" and is a regular columnist for the SolidWorks Express…    

Richard Doyle lives with his wife and child on Dartmoor. His previous novels include Imperial 109 and Executive Action.

Introduction
Beginning the SolidWorks Journey
Getting to Know (And Love) SolidWorks
Taking Control of SolidWorks
Building Blocks for the Virtual Prototype
Design Intent and the Virtual Prototype
Do What I Mean, Not What I Sketch
Making Better Parts
Putting It All Together
The Devil's in the "Drawing" Details
Creating Drawings
Speeding It Up: Automating the Drawing
Changes, Changes, Changes
Leveraging Your Existing Designs
Printing and Plotting
Playing Nicely with Others (And Picking Up Your Toys)
Managing the Clutter
Collaborating with Team Members
Viewing and Reviewing Documents
The Part of Tens
Ten Tips for Becoming More Proficient with SolidWorks
Ten Ways to Extend and Reuse Your Design Information
Ten Resources for the SolidWorks Community
About the CD
Index