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Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2006 and MultiMedia CD Paperback – October 12, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1585032587 ISBN-10: 1585032581

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 703 pages
  • Publisher: Schroff Development Corp. (October 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585032581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585032587
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,730,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Marie Planchard is the Director of Education Marketing at SolidWorks Corporation. Before she joined SolidWorks, Marie spent over 10 years as an engineering professor at Mass Bay College in Wellesley Hills, MA. She has 13 plus years of industry software experience and held a variety of management and engineering positions including Beta Test Manager for CAD software at Computervision Corporation. As a Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP), she presented at SolidWorks World 2003 & 2004. Marie was the founder and coordinator of the New England SolidWorks User Group.

David Planchard is the President of D & M Education. Before starting D & M Education, he spent over 20 years in industry and academia holding various key Engineering and Marketing positions. He has five U.S. patents and one International patent. He has published and authored numerous technical papers on equipment design and manufacturing. David is a technical editor and reviewer for Cisco Press. He is a member of the New England Pro/Users Group, New England SolidWorks Users Group and the Cisco CCNA Regional Academy Users Group.

David and Marie Planchard are Co-founders of D & M Education and are active industry and education consultants. They are SolidWorks Research Partners, SolidWorks Solution Partners and co-authors of the following SDC Publications books:

  • Assembly Modeling with SolidWorks 2001Plus/2003, 2003, 2004/2005, and 2006.
  • Engineering Design with SolidWorks 2001, 2001Plus, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
  • Drawing and Detailing with SolidWorks 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
  • SolidWorks: The Basics 2004, 2005, and 2006.
  • SolidWorks Tutorial 2001/2001Plus, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
  • Applications in Sheet Metal Using Pro/SHEETMETAL & Pro/ENGINEER.
  • An Introduction to Pro/SHEETMETAL.

Customer Reviews

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It is a great book to learn SolidWorks.
T. Kotekar
The layout is simple to follow, it provides great step by step instructions with clear screen illustrations in each area.
A. Boostani
The "Project Situation" is often very contrived; I found these sections to be completely useless.
N. Scott Storkel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A. Boostani on November 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the first SW book that I purchased. The book is awesome! The layout is simple to follow, it provides great step by step instructions with clear screen illustrations in each area. The included book CD is great to watch and learn the proper design techniques for each feature. I found myself watching the movies on the book's CD as the mating techniques and the number of components became more challenging at my experience level. It's definitely worth a look. It is clear and to the point.

I was informed to purchase this book by my colleagues, which they had used the older 2004 version in the past. This is money well spent. I contacted the authors and requested additional assistance. They were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and supplied me with a wealth of information, contacts and ideas for my project.
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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy C. Yan on November 28, 2005
Format: Paperback
I contacted my local SW VAR and requested information on which book is the best to learn SolidWorks. I had the SW Hands on test drive book and wanted a second book that provided additional in depth information. This is a great book. The book is extremely well written, very intuitive and easy to follow. The book covers key features such as: Extruded, Revolved, Dome, Shell, Fillet, Hole Wizard and Circular Pattern to name a few. The section on Sheet metal was engaging. This is a keeper and a great reference book for any designer or engineer that uses SW!
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By T. Kotekar on March 1, 2006
Format: Paperback
I started using SolidWorks three months ago. SolidWorks is a great product. I work for a small engineering consulting company that does not have money for training. I'm the only design engineer using SW.

I read numerous book reviews on Amazon. I purchase this book, and it was the best thing that I could have done, to increase my knowledge of the software. I was looking for a hands-on book, that was easy to read and follow, and that would provide me with a solid understanding and foundation. This is the one.

The book layout is awesome. It provides a great step by step approach with tons of pictures to enforce the command structure. Each command is identified in bold letters. It is a great book to learn SolidWorks.

Note: I contacted the authors through their publisher, and they were great in providing additional information to me in a key design area. Thank you. This saved a job for us.
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More About the Author

David Planchard is the Founder of D&M Education LLC. Before starting D&M Education, he spent over 27 years in industry and academia holding various engineering, marketing, and teaching positions and degrees. He holds five U.S. patents. He has published and authored numerous papers on Machine Design, Product Design, Mechanics of Materials, and Solid Modeling.

David is an Adjunct Faculty member and the SAE Advisor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Mechanical Engineering department and is a SolidWorks Solution Partner and a SolidWorks Accredited Educator. David holds the following professional certifications: CCAI, CCNP, CCNA, CSDA, CSWSA-FEA, CSWP, CSWP-DRWT. In 2012, David's senior Major Qualifying Project team (senior capstone) won first place in the Mechanical Engineering department at WPI. In 2014, David's senior Major Qualifying Project team won the Provost award in Mechanical Engineering at WPI for design excellence.

David has written over 50 books on SolidWorks, many with video instructional DVD targeted for the beginner to intermediate user in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.

His books have ranked first in sells for the past nine years and are used by many of the top Engineering schools around the world.

Dave's goal is to write clear, concise, and well illustrated step-by-step and short tutorial SolidWorks books for professionals, colleges, universities, technical institutes, and secondary institutions. Learn by doing, not just by reading!