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SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering

SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering

SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering
By James Valentino, Nicholas DiZinno

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Book Description

Unique and thorough
  • Includes a CD keyed to examples for clear, effective and interactive learning of SolidWorks software. (Note: Users must have a current version of the SolidWorks software installed on their computer to complete the exercises.)
  • An appendix offers the CSWA exam for certification of skills
  • 14 chapters and two appendices (click the TOC button, above, to view)
SolidWorks for Technology and Engineering, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction for students. Little or no prior experience is needed to benefit from this liberally-illustrated work. Use the book in any educational setting from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and vocational / technical schools and industrial training centers. The book is also a reliable reference on the job. It functions well as a self-study manual. Authors Valentino and DiZinno have carefully and thoughtfully arranged the contents in a clear, logical sequence.

Many hundreds of well-drawn visuals supplant wordy explanations, demonstrating the power of the software. Many learning aids are included throughout the 500 page book.

Key Features

  • Strong graphical illustrations rather than long text and definitions are emphasized. Key definitions are boxed in.
  • Examples provide step-by-step instructions, supported with excellent graphics.
  • Needless cross-referencing has been eliminated. Each example is presented with all explanations appearing on the same page.
  • Exercises are presented at the ends of chapters
  • A CD provided with the text contains files that are keyed in sequence to the selected examples. Students can follow interactively when learning the procedure with the concepts presented in the text.
  • The text contains exercises and materials that are key to preparing students for the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. Appendix B contains a complete key and sample exam solutions.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1311320 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-11-07
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x 1.60" w x 8.50" l, 4.62 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 900 pages

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About the Author

James Valentino holds a doctorate in applied mechanics from the Polytechnic University of New York. He has over 25 years experience teaching technology courses and many years in industry. Currently, he is professor and chairperson of the department of Mechanical Engineering Technology & Design Drafting at Queensborough Community College (CUNY). He is a member of Sigma XI, a senior member of SME, and coauthor of Learning Mastercam X2 Mill Step-by-Step, also published by Industrial Press.

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