- 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: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,896,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
Each chapter starts out with a list of "Project Objectives" as well as a "Project Overview" and a "Project Situation". More often than not, these three sections are a complete muddle. If you're not familiar with 3D CAD, much of the terminology won't make sense... until you've completed the chapter. The "Project Situation" is often very contrived; I found these sections to be completely useless. Once the preliminary confusion is out of the way, the chapter proceeds through the, literally, 600-1000 steps necessary to complete the project. Most steps are a single sentence long. There is very little prose or explanation included with the steps. When you do encounter the odd paragraph, expect it to be at most 2-4 sentences long. The chapter wraps up with a "Project Summary", "Project Terminology", "Questions", and "Exercises".
If you complete the thousands of detailed steps necessary to complete the projects described in the book, you will have used many of Solidworks' features. Unfortunately, the lack of explanatory text will mean that you won't necessarily know why you've constructed a model using a particular series of steps nor whether they are the optimal steps to use in a future situation. Poor typography, fully-capitalized DOS-like filenames, and uninteresting projects only add to the disappointment.
For a better Solidworks tutorial and reference, I suggest Matt Lombard's SolidWorks 2007 Bible as a more readable alternative to this book.