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Engineering Design
with SolidWorks 2010
A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Solid Modeling

An audio/visual presentation of the tutorial projects

Introductory Level Tutorial Style Video Instruction

David C. Planchard & Marie P. Planchard, CSWP

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Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2010

Table of Contents Introduction


About the Cover About the Authors Acknowledgements Contact the Authors Note to Instructors Trademarks, Disclaimer and Copyrighted Material References Table of Contents Overview of Projects What is SolidWorks? About the Book Windows Terminology in SolidWorks I-1 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 6 13 17 19 19 1-1 3 4 5 7 9 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 13 15 15 18 19 19 20 20 20 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 28 30 32 34

Project 1 - Fundamentals of Part Modeling


Project Objective Project Situation Project Overview File Management Start a SolidWorks Session Understand the SolidWorks User Interface and CommandManager Menu bar toolbar Menu bar menu Drop-down menu Right-click Consolidated toolbar System feedback icons Confirmation Corner Heads-up View toolbar Default Parts CommandManager FeatureManager Design Tree Fly-out FeatureManager Task Pane Design Library File Explore Search View Palette Appearance/Scenes Custom Properties Document Recovery Motion Study tab MotionManager Animation Basic Motion System Options Part Document Template and Document Properties PLATE Part Overview PLATE Part-New SolidWorks Document

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PLATE Base Feature Machined Part Reference Planes and Orthographic Projection PLATE Part-Extruded Boss/Base Feature PLATE Part-Modify Dimensions and Rename Display Modes, View Modes, View tools, and Appearances Fasteners PLATE Part-Extruded Cut Feature PLATE Part-Fillet Feature PLATE Part-Hole Wizard ROD Part Overview ROD Part-Extruded Boss/Base Feature Rod Part-Hole Wizard Feature ROD Part-Chamfer Feature ROD Part-Extruded Cut Feature & Convert Entities Sketch Tool ROD Part-View Orientation, Named Views & Viewport option ROD Part-Copy/Paste Function ROD Part-Design Changes with Rollback ROD Part-Recover from Rebuild Errors ROD Part-Edit Part Color GUIDE Part Overview GUIDE Part-Extruded Boss/Base Feature and Dynamic Mirror Feature GUIDE Part-Extruded Cut Slot Profile GUIDE Part-Mirror Feature GUIDE Part-Holes GUIDE PART-Linear Pattern Feature GUIDE Part-Materials Editor and Mass Properties Manufacturing Considerations Sketch Entities and Sketch Tools Project Summary Project Terminology Questions / Exercises

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Project 2 - Fundamentals of Assembly Modeling


Project Objective Project Situation Project Overview Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling Approach Linear Motion and Rotational Motion GUIDE-ROD assembly GUIDE-ROD assembly - Insert Components FeatureManager Syntax Mate Types Standard Mates Advanced Mates Mechanical Mates GUIDE-ROD Assembly-Mate the ROD Component GUIDE-ROD Assembly-Mate the PLATE Component GUIDE-ROD Assembly-Mate Errors Collision Detection Modify Component Dimension

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Design Library GUIDE-ROD Assembly- Inert Mates for Flange bolts Socket Head Cap Screw Part SmartMates Coincident/Concentric SmartMate Tolerance and Fit Exploded View Section View Analyze an Interference Problem Save As Copy Option GUIDE-ROD Assembly-Feature Driven Component Pattern Redefining Mates and Linear Components Pattern Folders and Suppressed Components Make-Buy Decision: 3D ContentCentral CUSTOMER Assembly Copy the CUSTOMER Assembly

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Project 3 - Fundamentals of Drawing


Project Objective Project Situation Project Overview Drawing Template and Sheet Format Sheet Format and Title Block Company Logo Save Sheet Format and Save As Drawing Template GUIDE Part-Modify GUIDE Part-Drawing Move Views and Properties of the Sheet Auxiliary View, Section View and Detail View Auxiliary View Section View Detail View Partial Auxiliary View Crop View Display Modes and Performance Detail Drawing Move Dimensions in the Same View Partial Auxiliary View-Crop View Move Dimensions to a Different View Dimension Holes and the Hole Callout Center Marks and Centerlines Modify the Dimension Scheme GUIDE Part-Insert an Additional Feature General Notes and Parametric Notes Revision Table Part Number and Document Properties Exploded View Balloons Bill of Materials Associative Part, Assembly, and Drawing Project Summary

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Project Terminology Questions / Exercises

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Project 4 - Extrude and Revolve Features


Project Objective Project Overview Design Intent Project Situation Part Template BATTERY Part BATTERY Part-Extruded Boss/Base Feature BATTERY Part-Fillet Feature Edge BATTERY Part-Extruded Cut Feature BATTERY Part-Fillet Feature Face BATTERY Part-Extruded Boss/Boss Feature Injection Molded Process BATTERYPLATE Part Save As, Delete, Modify and Edit Feature BATTERYPLATE Part-Extruded Boss/Base Feature BATTERYPLATE Part-Fillet Features-Full Round, options Multibody Parts and the Extruded Boss/Base Feature LENS Part LENS Part-Revolved Base Feature LENS Part-Shell Feature Extruded Boss Feature and Convert Entities Sketch tool LENS Part-Hole Wizard LENS Part-Revolved Boss Thin Feature LENS Part-Extruded Boss/Boss Feature and Offset Entities LENS Part-Extruded Boss/Boss Feature and Transparent Optical Property BULB Part BULB Part-Revolved Base Feature BULB Part-Revolved Boss Feature and Spline Sketch tool BULB Part-Revolved Cut Thin Feature BULB Part-Dome Feature BULB Part-Circular Pattern Feature Customizing Toolbars and Short Cut Keys Design Checklist and Goals before Plastic Manufacturing Mold Base Applying SolidWorks Features for Mold Tooling Design Manufacturing Design Issues Project Summary Project Terminology Questions / Exercises

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Project 5 - Swept, Lofted and Additional Features


Project Objective Project Overview Project Situation O-RING Part- Swept Base Feature O-RING Part-Design Table SWITCH Part-Lofted Base Feature SWITCH Part-Dome Feature Four Major Categories of Solid Features LENSCAP Part LENSCAP Part-Extruded Boss/Base, Extruded Cut and Shell Features LENSCAP Part-Revolved Cut Thin Feature LENSCAP Part-Thread, Swept Feature and Helix/Spiral Curve HOUSING Part HOUSING Part-Lofted Boss Feature HOUSING Part-Second Extruded Boss/Base Feature HOUSING Part-Shell Feature HOUSING Part-Third Extruded Boss/Base Feature HOUSING Part-Draft Feature HOUSING Part-Thread with Swept Feature HOUSING Part-Handle with Swept Feature HOUSING Part-Extruded Cut Feature with Up To Surface HOUSING Part-First Rib and Linear Pattern Feature HOUSING Part-Second Rib Feature HOUSING Part-Mirror Feature FLASHLIGHT Assembly Assembly Template LENSANDBULB Sub-assembly BATTERYANDPLATE Sub-assembly CAPANDLENS Sub-assembly FLASHLIGHT assembly Addressing Interference Issues Export Files and eDrawings Project Summary Project Terminology Questions / Exercises

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Project 6 - Top-Down Assembly Modeling and Sheet Metal


Project Objective Project Situation Top Down Design Approach BOX Assembly Overview InPlace Mates and In-Context features Part Template and Assembly Template Box Assembly and Layout Sketch Link Values and Equations MOTHERBOARD-Insert Component POWERSUPPLY-Insert Component Sheet Metal Overview Bends

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Relief CABINET-Insert Component CABINET-Rip Feature and Sheet Metal Bends CABINET-Edge Flange CABINET-Hole Wizard and Linear Pattern CABINET-Sheetmetal Library Feature CABINET-Louver Forming tool Manufacturing Considerations Additional Pattern Options CABINET-Formed and Flat States CABINET-Sheet Metal Drawing with Configurations PEM Fasteners and IGES Components Derived Component Pattern MOTHERBOARD-Assembly Hole Feature Assembly FeatureManager and External References Replace Components Equations Design Table BRACKET Part-Sheet Metal Features BRACKET Part-In-Content Features BRACKET Part-Edge, Tab, Break Corner and Miter Features BRACKET Part-Mirror Component MirrorBRACKET Part-Bends, Fold, Unfold and Jog Features Project Summary Project Terminology Questions / Exercises

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Project 7 - SolidWorks SimulationXpress, Sustainability and DFMXpress


Project Objective SolidWorks SimulationXpress SolidWorks SimulationXpress Wizard Welcome Fixtures Loads Materials Run Results Optimize Analyze the MGPMRod Part Review of SolidWorks SimulationXpress SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress Carbon Footprint Energy Consumption Air Acidification Water Eutrophication Analyze the CLAMP Part Material Class Material Name Manufacturing Process Manufacturing Region Transportation and Usage region

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Baseline Find Similar Material Run Report Summary SolidWorks DFMXpress DFMXpress Wizard Run Settings Close Help Summary Exercises

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Appendix
ECO Form Types of Decimal Dimensions (ASME Y14.5M) SolidWorks Keyboard Shortcuts Windows Shortcuts CSWA Certification Introduction Intended Audience CSWA Exam Content About the CSWA exam CSWA Certification Exam day When I pass Helpful On-Line information

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Index

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