Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SOLIDWORKS 2020 16 9781260254136 This text presents a tutorial-based introduction to solid modeling and the SOLIDWORKS software.Although the tutorials can be followed by anyone interested in learning the software, it is geared toward freshman engineering students or high school students interested in engineering. Accordingly, the examples and problems are based on the authors’ experience with teaching engineering students. This text primarily consists of chapter-long tutorials, which introduce both basic concepts in solid modeling (such as part modeling, drawing creation, and assembly modeling) and more advanced applications of solid modeling in engineering analysis and design (such as mechanism modeling, mold creation, sheet metal bending, andrapid prototyping). Each tutorial is organized as “keystroke-level” instructions, designed to teach the use of the software.
Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SOLIDWORKS 2020

Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SOLIDWORKS 2020

16th Edition
By William Howard and Joseph Musto
ISBN10: 1260254135
ISBN13: 9781260254136
Copyright: 2021
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Part 1: Learning SOLIDWORKS

1 Basic Part Modeling Techniques

2 Engineering Drawings

3 Additional Part Modeling Techniques

4 Advanced Part Modeling

5 Parametric Modeling Techniques

6 Creation of Assembly Models

7 Advanced Assembly Operations

8 Assembly Drawings

Part 2: Applications of SOLIDWORKS

9 Generation of 2-D Layouts

10 Solution of Vector Problems

11 Analysis of Mechanisms

12 Design of Molds and Sheet Metal Parts

13 The Use of SOLIDWORKS to Accelerate the Product Development Cycle


A Recommended Settings

B The SOLIDWORKS Interface: Use and Customization

About the Author

William Howard

William "Ed" Howard holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Marquette University. He is an associate professor in the East Carolina University Department of Engineering, where he teaches solid modeling, engineering computations, solid mechanics, and composite materials. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Howard worked in industry for 14 years in design, analysis, and project engineering at Thiokol Corporation (Brigham City, UT), Spaulding Composites Company (Smyrna, TN), and Sta-Rite Industries (Delavan, WI). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

Joseph Musto

Joseph Musto holds a B.S. from Clarkson University, and an M.Eng. and Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, all in mechanical engineering. Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Musto worked in industry in held industrial positions with Brady Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) and Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, NY). He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin. He has been using and teaching solid modeling using SOLIDWORKS since 1998.