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SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program. SolidWorks is currently used by over 1.3 million engineers and designers.
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Keep Eyes Peeled for OnShape: The Next Generation in CAD Software - CNCCookbook

Keep Eyes Peeled for OnShape: The Next Generation in CAD Software - CNCCookbook | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
Nope, it's not a SolidWorks rendering, it's onShape... Today, SolidWorks is pretty much the reigning King of CAD software for the CNC world.  We certainly

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Professional CAD software that operates in your web browser... tower, laptop, tablet or phone!

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How SolidWorks Modeling is Integral in Manufacturing?

Expert SolidWorks modeling services function as a powerful tool that helps in efficiently handling different aspects of the product design process.
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SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition - Fox eBook

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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...

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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 features. You’ll discover how to:

Work with virtual prototypesUnderstand the user interfaceUse templates and sketch, assemble, and create drawingsAutomate the drawing processReview drawings and collaborate with other team membersDefine and edit sketchesCreate dimensions and annotationsPrint or plot your drawingsLeverage existing designs

Sample files on the bonus CD-ROM show you how to apply the latest version of SolidWorks and accomplish specific tasks. Even if you’re brand-new to CAD software, SolidWorks For Dummies, 2nd Edition will have you feeling like a pro in no time. You’ll find you’ve entered a whole new dimension.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Table of Contents

Part I: Beginning the SolidWorks Journey
Chapter 1. Getting to Know (And Love) SolidWorks
Chapter 2. Taking Control of SolidWorks
Chapter 3. Building Blocks for the Virtual Prototype

Part II: Design Intent and the Virtual Prototype
Chapter 4. Do What I Mean, Not What I Sketch
Chapter 5. Making Better Parts
Chapter 6. Putting It All Together

Part III: The Devil’s in the “Drawing” Details
Chapter 7. Creating Drawings
Chapter 8. Speeding It Up. Automating the Drawing
Chapter 9. Changes, Changes, Changes
Chapter 10. Leveraging Your Existing Designs
Chapter 11. Printing and Plotting

Part IV: Playing Nicely with Others (And Picking Up Your Toys)
Chapter 12. Managing the Clutter
Chapter 13. Collaborating with Team Members
Chapter 14. Viewing and Reviewing Documents

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 15. Ten Tips for Becoming More Proficient with SolidWorks
Chapter 16. Ten Ways to Extend and Reuse Your Design Information
Chapter 17. Ten Resources for the SolidWorks Community

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How Accurate is Your Finite Element Analysis (Two Parts)

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Accuracy is a relative term. When taken in context with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), it could be in comparison to a theoretical calculation, other numerical methods or physical measurements on prototypes. Errors in FEA can be classified under three categories, …

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How to Beneficial Reverse Engineering Services?

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Get high quality and low cost CAD Reverse Engineering Services or 3D Reverse Engineering for existing or new part or components.
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5 Reasons Reverse Engineering in Manufacturing is Helping Innovative Product Development

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There’s a radical change in the way manufacturing of components is perceived over the last two decades, as the reverse engineering usage seems to spread
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What Makes a Good SOLIDWORKS EPDM Admin Person?

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In this article learn about the qualities of a good SOLIDWORKS EPDM Admin person
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This Is The World's First 3D Printed Electric Car - Business Insider

This Is The World's First 3D Printed Electric Car - Business Insider | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
When Jay Rogers drove away from the...
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Discover 3DVIA Composer: Create 3D Product Animation

With its easy-to-use product approach, 3DVIA Composer streamlines the creation of 2D and 3D graphical contents for product communication and technical illust...
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SolidWorks 2013: Design Costing Enhancements

Provides automatic manufacturing cost estimation to support more manufacturing processes and improves access to cost data for downstream manufacturing system...
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How DimXpert and TolAnalyst Can Help you Out in School

This video shows where to find the tutorials in SolidWorks on DimXpert and TolAnalyst. DimXpert allows you to create dimensions in your part documents that c...
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Solidworks Augmented Reality App - GrabCAD news

Solidworks Augmented Reality App - GrabCAD news | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
Last September I had the opportunity to attend the launch of Solidworks 2013 and see a few things coming down the pipe. One thing that throughly impressed me was their augmented reality app for mobile devices or tablets.

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Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program assists startups with affordable 3D design software

Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program assists startups with affordable 3D design software | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
Dassault Systèmes, specialists in 3D CAD software, has launched the Solidworks for Entrepreneurs Program, giving early-stage businesses low-cost licenses for 3D design apps to aid in industrial design from prototyping through 3D printing. Solidworks apps are…

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Solidworks apps are used for product design, simulation, publishing, data management and environmental impact assessment. The program is designed to ease the way for cash-strapped hardware startups and incubators worldwide to more quickly complete their designs and bring their products to market.  Now, the program will enable entrepreneurs from around the world to apply for the software.

Applications are available from the company’s program site. The fee is $200, of which 80 percent goes to support the Rwanda High School Girls Scholarship Program that funds education for female students at the ETO Gitarama/Nyanza Technical School.  In addition to providing access to Solidworks software, the program may also offer co-marketing opportunities.

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Go on a Mission as a SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta Tester

Go on a Mission as a SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta Tester | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
If you're a customer with an active commercial subscription to SOLIDWORKS services, you're about to be sent on a mission. Dassault Systèmes, the maker of SO

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Go on a Mission as a SOLIDWORKS 2016 Beta Tester http://3dprint.com/76102/solidworks-beta-tester/

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Sketchup video tutorial to import sketchup into solidworks

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Obtain useable CAD data out of sketchup models as well as review solidworks models inside sketchup with this tutorial based on Sketchup and Solidworks.


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The History of Engineering Design Tools: Engineering 3.0

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The third generation of engineering design tools offered a new paradigm of creating and inventing with designs more like the world we see and live in.
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The Insider's Guide to Mechanical Engineering

The Insider's Guide to Mechanical Engineering | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
Mechanical engineering is all about the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
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Eliminating Hot Spots Using Computer Aided Engineering

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Most engineering products involve their application under extreme thermal environments. Examples could range from electronic components such as microprocessors to mechanical devices such as turbines, compressors and engines. 

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Tacton to attend SolidWorks World 2015 in Phoenix - Tacton

Tacton to attend SolidWorks World 2015 in Phoenix - Tacton | A Solidworks | Scoop.it
Experience TactonWorks together with Lino’s 3D Layout at this year’s SolidWorks World! This year we will demo our partner product Lino 3D Layout together with Read More >>
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Recorded Webinars

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Watch webinars on 3D CAD, product data management, simulation, technical communication, and sustainable design.
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Leveraging 3D Laser Scanning Capabilities for Reverse Engineering

Leveraging 3D Laser Scanning Capabilities for Reverse Engineering | A Solidworks | Scoop.it

Is your product undergoing a decline stage? Do you want to analyze design flaws in an existing product and develop something better? Do you want to get an insight into competitor products and brace up your designs to stand tall against all competition? Then reverse engineering is for you.

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Creating 3D Sketches in SolidWorks

This video shows the basics of using 3D sketches within your models. 3D Sketches are very useful when creating car chassis or anything where lines or curves ...
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Sneak Peek: Franck Muller on Born to Design

Swiss-based luxury watch making company, Franck Muller, is known for making complex watches with hundreds, sometimes thousands of tiny moving parts. In an in...
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