William E. Howard, Joseph Musto
McGraw-Hill Education; 13th edition (June; 2017)
The majority of the content in the Introduction to Solid Modeling using SolidWorks 2017 13th edition (PDF) is made up of chapter-long tutorials that are quite pleasant to look at. These tutorials introduce both fundamental ideas in solid modeling (such as the creation of part drawings, modeling, and assembly modeling), as well as more advanced applications of solid modeling in engineering design and analysis (such as sheet metal bending; mold creation; mechanism modeling; and rapid prototyping). Each of the tutorials is laid up as “keystroke-level” instructions, and they are intended to educate students how to use the software from the point of view of a beginner. This makes the material accessible to the students.
Please be aware that the Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SolidWorks 2017 13e book is only included in its PDF format with this purchase. The software and associated online access codes are NOT included with this purchase.