The SolidWorks 2018 Black Book is the 5th edition of our series on SolidWorks. With lots of additions and thorough review, we present the book to help professionals as well as learners in creating some of the most complex solid models. The book follows a step by step methodology. In this book, we have tried to give real-world examples with real challenges in designing. We have tried to reduce the gap between university use of SolidWorks and industrial use of SolidWorks. In this edition of book, we have included many new features of SolidWorks like 3D printing, SolidWorks MBD (Model Based Definition), Magnetic Mates, Asset Builder, 3D PDFs, SolidWorks CAM and so on. There are two new chapters added in this book which were not in the previous edition. The book covers almost all the information required by a learner to master the SolidWorks. The book starts with sketching and ends at advanced topics like Mold Design, Sheetmetal, Weldment, and SolidWorks MBD, SolidWorks CAM. Some of the salient features of this book are :
In-Depth explanation of concepts
Every new topic of this book starts with the explanation of the basic concepts. In this way, the user becomes capable of relating the things with real world.
Every chapter starts with a list of topics being covered in that chapter. In this way, the user can easy find the topic of his/her interest easily.
Instruction through illustration
The instructions to perform any action are provided by maximum number of illustrations so that the user can perform the actions discussed in the book easily and effectively. There are about 1090 illustrations that make the learning process effective.
Tutorial point of view
At the end of concept’s explanation, the tutorial make the understanding of users firm and long lasting. Almost each chapter of the book has tutorials that are real world projects. Moreover most of the tools in this book are discussed in the form of tutorials.
Free projects and exercises are provided to students for practicing.
If you are a faculty member, then you can ask for video tutorials on any of the topic, exercise, tutorial, or concept.
If anything is added in this edition but is not available in the previous editions, then it is displayed with a NEW symbol in table of content.