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SOLIDWORKS for Technology and Engineering, 2nd Edition

  • James Valentino
  • Nicholas DiZinno
  • ISBN-10: 0831134518
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134518
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering provides a comprehensive introduction for students. Little or no prior experience is needed to benefit from this liberally illustrated work. Use the book in any educational setting from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and vocational / technical schools and industrial training centers. The book is also a reliable reference on the job. It functions well as a self-study manual. Authors Valentino and DiZinno have carefully and thoughtfully arranged the contents in a clear, logical sequence. Many hundreds of well-drawn visuals supplant wordy explanations, demonstrating the power of the software. Many learning aids are included throughout the 500 page book.


  • Strong graphical illustrations rather than long text and definitions are emphasized. Key definitions are boxed in.

  • Examples provide step-by-step instructions, supported with excellent graphics.

  • Needless cross-referencing has been eliminated. Each example is presented with all explanations appearing on the same page.

  • Exercises are presented at the ends of chapters

  • A CD provided with the text contains files that are keyed in sequence to the selected examples. Students can follow interactively when learning the procedure with the concepts presented in the text.

  • The text contains exercises and materials that are key to preparing students for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. Appendix B contains a complete key and sample exam solutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to SolidWorks
Chapter 2: The SolidWorks User Interface
Chapter 3: Creating 2D Sketches on Reference Planes
Chapter 4: Advanced Sketch Tools
Chapter 5: Creating Extrude, Fillet and Hole Features
Chapter 6: Producing 2D Engineering Drawings from 3D Solid Parts
Chapter 7: Creating Shells Draft and Rib Features
Chapter 8: Patterns, Mirror Features and the Hole Wizard
Chapter 9: Creating Sweep, Curve and Loft Features
Chapter 10: Creating Assemblies
Chapter 11: Producing 2D Engineering Drawings from 3D Solid Assemblies
Chapter 12: Animation
Chapter 13: Configurations
Chapter 14: Design Stress Analysis with SimulationXpress
Chapter 15: Sheet Metal Parts
Chapter 16: Using Links and Equations

Appendix A: Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)Exam
Appendix B: Customizing