Official Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Certification Guide SOLIDWORKS 2015 2017

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570710
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book will provide you with a wealth of information about the three segments of the CSWP CORE exam. The intended audience for this book is a person who has passed the CSWA exam and who has eight or more months of SOLIDWORKS training and usage. This guide is not intended to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS, but is written to provide you with CSWP exam tips, hints and information on sample questions and categories that are aligned with the exam. This guide is written to help you take and pass the CSWP exam. The book is organized into three chapters. Each chapter is focused on a segment of the CSWP CORE exam. This is not intended to be a step-by-step book. Goals of this book The primary goal is not only to help you pass the CSWP CORE exam, but also to ensure that you understand and comprehend the concepts and implementation details of the process. The second goal is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of CSWP CORE exam related topics available, without too much coverage of topics not on the exam. The third and ultimate goal is to get you from where you are today to the point that you can confidently pass all three segments of the CSWP CORE exam. Who this book is for The intended audience for this book and the CSWP exam is a person who has passed the CSWA exam and who has eight or more months of SOLIDWORKS training and usage. However, passing the CSWA exam is not a prerequisite for taking the CSWP exam if you are a commercial user in industry. For students that take the CSWP exam through their school, you must first pass the CSWA exam.

Official Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA Examination Guide

Author: David C. Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585036560
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most CAD professionals today recognize the need to become certified to prove their skills, prepare for new job searches, and to learn new skills while at their existing job. Specifying a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification on your resume is a great way to increase your chances of landing a new job, getting a promotion, or looking more qualified when representing your company on a consulting job. The primary goal of this book is not only to help you pass the CSWA exam, but also to ensure that you understand and comprehend the concepts and implementation details of the CSWA process. The second goal is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of CSWA exam related topics available, without too much coverage of topics not on the exam. The third and ultimate goal is to get you from where you are today to the point that you can confidently pass the CSWA exam. DS SolidWorks Corp. offers various stages of certification. Each stage represents increasing levels of expertise in 3D CAD design as it applies to engineering: Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA, Certified SolidWorks Professional CSWP and Certified SolidWorks Expert CSWE along with specialty fields in Simulation, Sheet Metal, and Surfacing. The CSWA Certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD design and engineering practices and principles. The main requirement for obtaining the CSWA certification is to take and pass the on-line proctored 180 minute exam (minimum of 165 out of 240 points). The new CSWA exam consists of fourteen questions in five categories. Passing this exam provides students the chance to prove their knowledge and expertise and to be part of a worldwide industry certification standard.

Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert Preparation Materials SOLIDWORKS 2018

Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571385
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) examination is meant to distinguish those individuals who demonstrate the ability to utilize advanced functions and features to solve complex modeling challenges. Becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert is a great way to distinguish yourself amongst your colleagues. The CSWE exam is the most challenging exam offered by SOLIDWORKS, and it has been almost impossible to find an authoritative guide on passing the exam - until now. This manual is the most complete and comprehensive book on the CSWE exam available, and it will thoroughly prepare you to take and pass the exam. Every lesson in this book was created based on the actual CSWE examination. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps for the reader. Furthermore, every challenge is explained very clearly in short chapters, ranging from 10 to 20 pages. Each step comes with the exact screen shot to help you understand the main concept of each design more easily. Learn the CSWE preparation materials at your own pace, as you progress from parts to assemblies, and then to more complex design challenges. The chapters in this book are organized in the logical order in which you would learn the SOLIDWORKS CSWE exam preparation materials. Each chapter will guide you through different tasks, from part modifications, to some advanced multibody parts modeling, top down assemblies, surfaces and move on to more complex tasks that are common to all SOLIDWORKS releases. Author Paul Tran has over 27 years of experience in the fields of mechanical and manufacturing engineering; 17 years were in teaching and supporting the SOLIDWORKS software and its add-ins. As an active Sr. SOLIDWORKS instructor and design engineer, Paul has worked and consulted with hundreds of reputable companies. Today, he has trained more than 6500 engineering professionals, and given guidance to half of all the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professionals and Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWP & CSWE) in the state of California. Who this book is for This book is for advanced users who have already accomplished the CSWP title and passed at least four of the CSWPA exams. It is also a great resource for more CAD literate individuals who want to expand their knowledge of the different features that SOLIDWORKS has to offer.

Official Guide to Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exams CSWA CSDA CSWSA FEA SOLIDWORKS 2015 2017

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570702
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Official Guide to Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate Exams: CSWA, CSDA, CSWSA-FEA is written to assist the SOLIDWORKS user to pass the associate level exams. Information is provided to aid a person to pass the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA), Certified SOLIDWORKS Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) and the Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA FEA) exam. There are three goals for this book. The primary goal is not only to help you pass the CSWA, CSDA and CSWSA-FEA exams, but also to ensure that you understand and comprehend the concepts and implementation details of the three certification processes. The second goal is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of CSWA, CSDA and CSWSA-FEA exam related topics available, without too much coverage of topics not on the exam. The third and ultimate goal is to get you from where you are today to the point that you can confidently pass the CSWA, CSDA and the CSWSA-FEA exam. The Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD design and engineering practices and principles. Passing this exam provides students the chance to prove their knowledge and expertise and to be part of a worldwide industry certification standard. The Certified SOLIDWORKS Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of environmental assessment and sustainable design. The Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate - Finite Element Analysis (CSWSA-FEA) certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of demonstrating an understanding in the principles of stress analysis and the Finite Element Method (FEM).

Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2012

Author: David C. Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585036978
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2012 is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SolidWorks by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginning to intermediate SolidWorks user. Explore the user interface, CommandManager, menus, toolbars and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies and drawings in an engineering environment. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple parts and assemblies that combine machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, Bills of Materials, Custom Properties and Configurations. Address various SolidWorks analysis tools: SimulationXpress, Sustainability / SustainabilityXpress and DFMXpress and Intelligent Modeling techniques. Learn by doing, not just by reading! Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in Projects 1 - 8 to achieve the design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Review individual features, commands and tools with the enclosed multimedia DVD. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear and 80/20 Inc. Collaborative information translates into numerous formats such as paper drawings, electronic files, rendered images and animations. On-line intelligent catalogs guide designers to the product that meets both their geometric requirements and performance functionality. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks everyday. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model. The book is designed to compliment the SolidWorks Tutorials contained in SolidWorks 2012.

Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 158503780X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Engineering Graphics with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction DVD is written to assist technical school, two year college, four year university instructor/student or industry professional that is a beginner or intermediate SolidWorks user. The book combines the fundamentals of engineering graphics and dimensioning practices with a step-by-step project based approach to learning SolidWorks with the enclosed 1.5 hour Video Instruction DVD. Learn by doing, not just by reading. The book is divided into two parts: Engineering Graphics and SolidWorks 3D CAD software. In Chapter 1 through Chapter 3, you explore the history of engineering graphics, manual sketching techniques, orthographic projection, isometric projection, multi-view drawings, dimensioning practices and the history of CAD leading to the development of SolidWorks. In Chapter 4 through Chapter 8, you apply engineering graphics fundamentals and learn the SolidWorks User Interface, Document and System properties, simple parts, simple and complex assemblies, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, Bill of Materials, Revision tables, basic and advanced features. Follow the step-by-step instructions in over 70 activities to develop eight parts, four sub-assemblies, three drawings, and six document templates. Formulate the skills to create and modify solid features to model a 3D FLASHLIGHT assembly. Chapter 9 provides a bonus section on the Certified SolidWorks Associate CSWA program with sample exam questions and initial and final SolidWorks models. Passing the CSWA exam proves to employers that you have the necessary fundamental engineering graphics and SolidWorks competencies. Review individual features, commands, and tools for each project with the book’s 1.5 hour Video Instruction DVD and SolidWorks Help. The chapter exercises analyze and examine usage competencies based on the project objectives. The book is designed to complement the SolidWorks Tutorials located in the SolidWorks Help menu. Each section explores the SolidWorks Online User’s Guide to build your working knowledge of SolidWorks. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objectives up front. Follow the step-by step procedures to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, and properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors, and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction

Author: David C. Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 158503777X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2013 and Video Instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals. The book provides a solid foundation in SolidWorks by utilizing projects with step-by-step instructions for the beginner to intermediate SolidWorks user. Explore the user interface, CommandManager, menus, toolbars and modeling techniques to create parts, assemblies and drawings in an engineering environment. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple parts and assemblies that combine machined, plastic and sheet metal components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, Bills of Materials, Custom Properties and Configurations. Address various SolidWorks analysis tools: SimulationXpress, Sustainability / SustainabilityXpress and DFMXpress and Intelligent Modeling techniques. Learn by doing, not just by reading! Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each project. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in Project 1 - 8 to achieve the design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands and custom properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SolidWorks in industry. Review individual features, commands and tools with the enclosed Video Instruction DVD. The projects contain exercises. The exercises analyze and examine usage competencies. Collaborate with leading industry suppliers such as SMC Corporation of America, Boston Gear and 80/20 Inc. Collaborative information translates into numerous formats such as paper drawings, electronic files, rendered images and animations. On-line intelligent catalogs guide designers to the product that meets both their geometric requirements and performance functionality. The authors developed the industry scenarios by combining their own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, vendors and manufacturers. These professionals are directly involved with SolidWorks every day. Their responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model. The book is design to compliment the SolidWorks Tutorials contained in SolidWorks 2013. There are over 2.5 hours of video instructions on the enclosed DVD.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571563
Format: PDF, Mobi
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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals who are new to SOLIDWORKS. The text provides a step-by-step, project based learning approach. It also contains information and examples on the five categories, to take and understand the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The book is divided into four sections. Chapters 1 - 5 explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. In chapter 6 you will create the final robot assembly. The physical components and corresponding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum are available from Gears Educational Systems. All assemblies and components for the final robot assembly are provided. Chapters 7 - 10 prepare you for the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Chapter 11 covers the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), how it differs from subtractive manufacturing, and its features. You will also learn the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, apply proper design intent, design tables and configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each chapter. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in each chapter to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry.

SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585038431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SolidWorks 2014. SolidWorks is an immense software package, and no one book can cover all topics for all users. This book provides a centralized reference location to address many of the tools, features and techniques of SolidWorks 2014. Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SolidWorks 2014 software. If you are completely new to SolidWorks, you should read Chapter 1 in detail and complete Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 in the SolidWorks Tutorials. Videos are provided to introduce the new user to the basics of using SolidWorks 3D CAD software. If you are familiar with an earlier release of SolidWorks, you still might want to skim Chapter 1 to become acquainted with some of the commands, menus and features that you have not used; or you can simply jump to any section in any chapter. Each chapter (18 total) provides detailed PropertyManager information on key topics with individual standalone short tutorials to reinforce and demonstrate the functionality and ease of the SolidWorks tool or feature. All models for the 240 plus tutorials are located on the enclosed book CD with their solution (initial and final). Learn by doing, not just by reading! Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, configurations and more. The book is designed to compliment the Online Tutorials and Online Help contained in SolidWorks 2014. The goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs. The author developed the tutorials by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, professors, vendors and manufacturers. He is directly involved with SolidWorks every day and his responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

SolidWorks 2014 in 5 Hours with Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585038962
Format: PDF, Mobi
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SolidWorks 2014 in 5 Hours with video instruction introduces the new user to the basics of using SolidWorks 3D CAD software in five easy lessons. This book is intended for the student or designer that needs to learn SolidWorks quickly and effectively for senior capstone, machine design, kinematics, dynamics, and other engineering and technology projects that use SolidWorks as a tool. Engineers in industry are expected to have SolidWorks skills for their company’s next project. Students need to learn SolidWorks without taking a formal CAD course. Based on years of teaching SolidWorks to engineering students, SolidWorks 2014 in 5 Hours concentrates on the areas where the new user improves efficiency in the design modeling process. By learning the correct SolidWorks skills and file management techniques, you gain the most knowledge in the shortest period of time. You develop a mini Stirling Engine and investigate the proper design intent and constraints. The mini Stirling Engine is based on the external combustion, closed cycle engine of Scottish inventor, Robert Stirling. In addition to 3D modeling, the engine can be used to teach and connect many engineering and physics principles. You begin with an overview of SolidWorks and the User Interface (UI), its menus, toolbars and commands. With a quick pace, you learn the essentials of 2D sketching, part and assembly creation, preform motion study, develop detailed part and assembly drawings and much more. View the provided videos for each section of the book to enhance your experience. SolidWorks Interface. 2D Sketching, Sketch Planes and Sketch tools 3D Features and Design Intent Creating an Assembly Fundamentals in Drawings Part 1 Fundamentals in Drawings Part 2