Three-dimensional mechanical design software, once a complicated technology requiring a scientific workstation to operate, has undergone an ease-of-use revolution over the past decade.
Now, the technology confirms its place in the product development mainstream with the release of a new book “SolidWorks for Dummies” that’s written in the well-known series’ signature conversational style by Greg Jankowski, a customer satisfaction manager at SolidWorks Corporation, the developers of the software.
SolidWorks For Dummies is useful for SolidWorks newcomers and long-time SolidWorks users alike. The book covers SolidWorks 2006 and is applicable to earlier versions. Topics covered include: setting up SolidWorks software, using templates, sketching, assembling, and creating drawings, editing drawings, printing and plotting drawings, reviewing drawings, automating the drawing process and collaborating with team members.
The book includes a companion CD with tutorials and demos. A pocket-sized eDrawings for Dummies is also available from SolidWorks.
SolidWorks for Dummies is available for $29.99 at www.solidworks.com/dummies and on Amazon.com, at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other bookstores.
SolidWorks for Dummies: Wiley Publishing, $29.99, ISBN: 0-7645-9555-5.