SOLIDWORKS 2016 Basic Tools


Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 163057001X
Category: Computers
Page: 676
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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides readers with a strong understanding of SOLIDWORKS and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps for the reader. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that the reader has gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, the reader should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Basic Tools

Getting started with Parts, Assemblies and Drawings
Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570583
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Basic Tools is the first book in a three part series. It introduces new users to the SOLIDWORKS interface, SOLIDWORKS tools and basic modeling techniques. It provides you with a strong understanding of SOLIDWORKS and covers the creation of parts, assemblies and drawings. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Intermediate Skills


Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571644
Category: Computers
Page: 592
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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Intermediate Skills is part of a three part series which builds on the SOLIDWORKS features learned in SOLIDWORKS 2018 Basic Tools. SOLIDWORKS 2018 Intermediate Skills broadens your SOLIDWORKS knowledge base by covering such features as surveys, lofts and boundaries, the use of multibodies, generating engineering drawings and other SOLIDWORKS functions that are critical for the effective use of this powerful software. This book helps prepare you for the advanced features of SOLIDWORKS which are covered in SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques. It uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects. This book also features a Quick-Reference-Guide to the SOLIDWORKS 2018 commands, icons, and customized hotkeys.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Advanced Techniques


Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570028
Category: Computers
Page: 726
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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2016 Intermediate Skills leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SOLIDWORKS and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps for the reader. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that the reader has gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, the reader should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Learning SOLIDWORKS 2016


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 158503990X
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using SOLIDWORKS 2016 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. No previous experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the SOLIDWORKS interface and its basic tools right away. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of SOLIDWORKS powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using SolidWorks. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with SOLIDWORKS, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.

Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2018 - Level II


Author: Alejandro Reyes
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571660
Category: Computers
Page: 654
View: 1974

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Beginner’s Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2018 – Level II starts where Beginner’s Guide – Level I ends, following the same easy to read style and companion video instruction, but this time covering advanced topics and techniques. The purpose of this book is to teach advanced techniques including sheet metal, surfacing, how to create components in the context of an assembly and reference other components (Top-down design), propagate design changes with SOLIDWORKS’ parametric capabilities, mold design, welded structures and more while explaining the basic concepts of each trade to allow you to understand the how and why of each operation. The author uses simple examples to allow you to better understand each command and environment, as well as to make it easier to explain the purpose of each step, maximizing the learning time by focusing on one task at a time. This book is focused on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn. At the end of this book, you will have acquired enough skills to be highly competitive when it comes to designing with SOLIDWORKS, and while there are many less frequently used commands and options available that will not be covered in this book, rest assured that those covered are most of the commands used every day by SOLIDWORKS designers. The author strived hard to include many of the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced and Expert exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Techniques


Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570591
Category: Computers
Page: 720
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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Techniques picks up where SOLIDWORKS 2017 Intermediate Skills leaves off. Its aim is to take you from an intermediate user with a basic understanding of SOLIDWORKS and modeling techniques to an advanced user capable of creating complex models and able to use the advanced tools provided by SOLIDWORKS. The text covers parts, surfaces, SimulationXpress, sheet metal, top-down assemblies and core and cavity molds. Every lesson and exercise in this book was created based on real world projects. Each of these projects have been broken down and developed into easy and comprehensible steps. Furthermore, at the end of every chapter there are self test questionnaires to ensure that you have gained sufficient knowledge from each section before moving on to more advanced lessons. This book takes the approach that in order to understand SOLIDWORKS, inside and out, you should create everything from the beginning and take it step by step.

Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2019 - Level I


Author: Alejandro Reyes
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630572209
Category: Computers
Page: 784
View: 6340

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This book is intended to help new users learn the basic concepts of SOLIDWORKS and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide that includes video instruction. It is a great starting point for those new to SOLIDWORKS or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as users complete a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task. At the end of this book, you will have a fairly good understanding of the SOLIDWORKS interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials. The book focuses on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn. The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website. SOLIDWORKS is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Intermediate Skills

Expanding on Solids, Surfaces, Multibodies, Configuarations, Drawings, Sheet Metal and Assemblies
Author: Paul Tran
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630570567
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Intermediate Skills is part of a three part series which builds on the SOLIDWORKS features learned in SOLIDWORKS 2017 Basic Tools. SOLIDWORKS 2017 Intermediate Skills broadens your SOLIDWORKS knowledge base by covering such features as surveys, lofts and boundaries, the use of multibodies, generating engineering drawings and other SOLIDWORKS functions that are critical for the effective use of this powerful software. This book helps prepare you for the advanced features of SOLIDWORKS which are covered in SOLIDWORKS Advanced Techniques. It uses a step by step tutorial approach with real world projects. This book also features a Quick-Reference-Guide to the SOLIDWORKS 2017 commands, icons, and customized hotkeys. Who’s this book for? This book is for the mid-level user, who is already familiar with the SOLIDWORKS program. It is also a great resource for the more CAD literate individuals who want to expand their knowledge of the different features that SOLIDWORKS 2017 has to offer.

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Learn by Doing

Part, Assembly, Drawings, Sheet Metal, Surface Design, Mold Tools, Weldments, DimXpert, and Rendering
Author: Tutorial Books
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523951352
Category:
Page: 284
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SOLIDWORKS 2016 Learn by doing introduces new users to mechanical design using SOLIDWORKS and how it can be used to create a variety of models. In fourteen tutorial based chapters, author guides you through all the necessary commands and options in SOLIDWORKS 2016, from sketching to parametric modeling and finally ending with rendering. The commands are presented one step at a time using simple examples. The approach used in this book helps you to become a skilled SOLIDWORKS user. SOLIDWORKS 2016 Learn by doing begins with introduction basic modeling. The later chapters focus on additional modeling, top-down assemblies, sheet metal modeling, drafting, surface modeling, mold tools, weldments, DimXpert, and rendering. Table of Contents 1. Getting Started 2. Modeling Basics 3. Assembly Basics 4. Creating Drawings 5. Sketching 6. Additional Modeling Tools 7. Sheet metal Modeling 8. Top-Down Assembly 9. Dimensions and Annotations 10. Surface Design 11. Mold Tools 12. Weldments 13. DimXpert 14. Appearances and Rendering

Learning SolidWorks 2012


Author: Randy Shih
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 158503665X
Category: Computers
Page: 487
View: 9753

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This book will teach you everything you need to know to start using SolidWorks 2012 with easy to understand, step-by-step tutorials. This book features a simple robot design used as a project throughout the book. You will learn to model parts, create assemblies, run simulations and even create animations of your robot design. No previous experience with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is needed since this book starts at an introductory level. The author begins by getting you familiar with the SolidWorks interface and its basic tools right away. You will start by learning to model simple robot parts and before long you will graduate to creating more complex parts and multi-view drawings. Along the way you will learn the fundamentals of parametric modeling through the use of geometric constraints and relationships. You will also become familiar with many of SolidWorks’s powerful tools and commands that enable you to easily construct complex features in your models. Also included is coverage of gears, gear trains and spur gear creation using SolidWorks. This book continues by examining the different mechanisms commonly used in walking robots. You will learn the basic types of planar four-bar linkages commonly used in mechanical designs and how to use the GeoGebra Dynamic Geometry software to simulate and analyze 2D linkages. Using the knowledge you gained about linkages and mechanism, you will learn how to modify your robot and change its behavior by modifying or creating new parts. In the final chapter of this book you learn how to combine all the robot parts into assemblies and then run motion analysis. You will finish off your project by creating 3D animations of your robot in action. There are many books that show you how to perform individual tasks with SolidWorks, but this book takes you through an entire project and shows you the complete engineering process. By the end of this book you will have modeled and assembled nearly all the parts that make up the TAMIYA® Mechanical Tiger and can start building your own robot.

VBA für Dummies


Author: John Paul Mueller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527657479
Category: Computers
Page: 440
View: 1550

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Mit VBA (Visual Basic f?r Applikationen) k?nnen Sie Applikationen, zum Beispiel die Microsoft-Office-Komponenten Word, Excel und Access, auf Ihre Bed?rfnisse zuschneiden und somit Programmabl?ufe steuern. In "VBA f?r Dummies" zeigt Ihnen John Paul Mueller, wie Sie eigene Benutzeroberfl?chen f?r die Microsoft-Office-2007-Applikationen erstellen, strukturierte VBA-Programme schreiben und t?gliche Arbeiten automatisieren k?nnen. Er erkl?rt, wie Sie Formulare gestalten, Fehler in der VBA-Programmierung suchen und beheben und er f?hrt Sie in die objektorientierte Programmierung ein. Au?erdem zeigt er, wie Sie die neue Multifunktionsleiste in den Office-2007-Anwendungen an Ihre Anforderungen anpassen, wie Sie digitale Signaturen in Dokumente einbinden, XML-Dokumente mit VBA weiterentwickeln und alte VBA-Codes schnell aktualisieren.

Beginner's Guide to SOLIDWORKS 2018 - Level I


Author: Alejandro Reyes
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571482
Category: Computers
Page: 752
View: 7803

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This book is intended to help new users learn the basic concepts of SOLIDWORKS and good solid modeling techniques in an easy to follow guide that includes video instruction. It is a great starting point for those new to SOLIDWORKS or as a teaching aid in classroom training to become familiar with the software’s interface, basic commands and strategies as users complete a series of models while learning different ways to accomplish a particular task. At the end of this book, you will have a fairly good understanding of the SOLIDWORKS interface and the most commonly used commands for part modeling, assembly and detailing after completing a series of components and their 2D drawings complete with Bill of Materials. The book focuses on the processes to complete the modeling of a part, instead of focusing on individual software commands or operations, which are generally simple enough to learn. The author strived hard to include the commands required in the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Exams as listed on the SOLIDWORKS website. SOLIDWORKS is an easy to use CAD software that includes many time saving tools that will enable new and experienced users to complete design tasks faster than before. Most commands covered in this book have advanced options, which may not be covered in this book. This is meant to be a starting point to help new users to learn the basic and most frequently used commands. Includes Video Instruction Each copy of this book includes access to video instruction. In these videos the author provides a visual presentation of tutorials found in the book. The videos reinforce the steps described in the book by allowing you to watch the exact steps the author uses to complete the exercises.

Die Berechnung der Zukunft

Warum die meisten Prognosen falsch sind und manche trotzdem zutreffen - Der New York Times Bestseller
Author: Nate Silver
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641112702
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 656
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Zuverlässige Vorhersagen sind doch möglich! Nate Silver ist der heimliche Gewinner der amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlen 2012: ein begnadeter Statistiker, als »Prognose-Popstar« und »Wundernerd« weltberühmt geworden. Er hat die Wahlergebnisse aller 50 amerikanischen Bundesstaaten absolut exakt vorausgesagt – doch damit nicht genug: Jetzt zeigt Nate Silver, wie seine Prognosen in Zukunft Terroranschläge, Umweltkatastrophen und Finanzkrisen verhindern sollen. Gelingt ihm die Abschaffung des Zufalls? Warum werden Wettervorhersagen immer besser, während die Terrorattacken vom 11.09.2001 niemand kommen sah? Warum erkennen Ökonomen eine globale Finanzkrise nicht einmal dann, wenn diese bereits begonnen hat? Das Problem ist nicht der Mangel an Informationen, sondern dass wir die verfügbaren Daten nicht richtig deuten. Zuverlässige Prognosen aber würden uns helfen, Zufälle und Ungewissheiten abzuwehren und unser Schicksal selbst zu bestimmen. Nate Silver zeigt, dass und wie das geht. Erstmals wendet er seine Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung nicht nur auf Wahlprognosen an, sondern auf die großen Probleme unserer Zeit: die Finanzmärkte, Ratingagenturen, Epidemien, Erdbeben, den Klimawandel, den Terrorismus. In all diesen Fällen gibt es zahlreiche Prognosen von Experten, die er überprüft – und erklärt, warum sie meist falsch sind. Gleichzeitig schildert er, wie es gelingen kann, im Rauschen der Daten die wesentlichen Informationen herauszufiltern. Ein unterhaltsamer und spannender Augenöffner!

SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide


Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1585038431
Category: Computers
Page: 900
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The SolidWorks 2014 Reference Guide is a comprehensive reference book written to assist the beginner to intermediate user of SolidWorks 2014. SolidWorks is an immense software package, and no one book can cover all topics for all users. This book provides a centralized reference location to address many of the tools, features and techniques of SolidWorks 2014. Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of the concepts and terminology used throughout this book using SolidWorks 2014 software. If you are completely new to SolidWorks, you should read Chapter 1 in detail and complete Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 in the SolidWorks Tutorials. Videos are provided to introduce the new user to the basics of using SolidWorks 3D CAD software. If you are familiar with an earlier release of SolidWorks, you still might want to skim Chapter 1 to become acquainted with some of the commands, menus and features that you have not used; or you can simply jump to any section in any chapter. Each chapter (18 total) provides detailed PropertyManager information on key topics with individual standalone short tutorials to reinforce and demonstrate the functionality and ease of the SolidWorks tool or feature. All models for the 240 plus tutorials are located on the enclosed book CD with their solution (initial and final). Learn by doing, not just by reading! Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, configurations and more. The book is designed to compliment the Online Tutorials and Online Help contained in SolidWorks 2014. The goal is to illustrate how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs. The author developed the tutorials by combining his own industry experience with the knowledge of engineers, department managers, professors, vendors and manufacturers. He is directly involved with SolidWorks every day and his responsibilities go far beyond the creation of just a 3D model.

SolidWorks Simulation 2018 Black Book


Author: Gaurav Verma,Matt Weber
Publisher: Cadcamcae Works
ISBN: 9781988722276
Category: Computers
Page: 416
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The book starts with basics of FEA, goes through all the simulation tools and ends up with practical examples of analysis.The book explains the Solver selection, iteration methods like Newton-Raphson method and integration techniques used by SolidWorks Simulation for functioning. A chapter on Topology study is added in this edition.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with Video Instruction


Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571563
Category: Computers
Page: 646
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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals who are new to SOLIDWORKS. The text provides a step-by-step, project based learning approach. It also contains information and examples on the five categories, to take and understand the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The book is divided into four sections. Chapters 1 - 5 explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. In chapter 6 you will create the final robot assembly. The physical components and corresponding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum are available from Gears Educational Systems. All assemblies and components for the final robot assembly are provided. Chapters 7 - 10 prepare you for the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Chapter 11 covers the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), how it differs from subtractive manufacturing, and its features. You will also learn the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, apply proper design intent, design tables and configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each chapter. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in each chapter to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry.

Excel-VBA für Dummies


Author: John Walkenbach
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709282
Category:
Page: 411
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Um noch mehr aus Excel herauszuholen, empfiehlt sich die VBA-Programmierung, mit der Sie Excel auf Ihre Bedürfnisse zuschneiden können. John Walkenbach zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Excel-Berechnungen mit VBA automatisieren. Er erklärt Ihnen zunächst die notwendigen VBA-Grundlagen und wichtigsten Werkzeuge sowie VBA-Abläufe des VBA-Editors. Außerdem erhalten Sie eine Übersicht über die wichtigsten Bestandteile und Begriffe, die für die VBA-Programmierung in Excel relevant sind, und Sie erfahren, wie Sie Programmierfehler ausfindig machen und beheben.

SolidWorks Electrical 2017 Black Book


Author: Gaurav Verma,Matt Weber
Publisher: Cadcamcae Works
ISBN: 9781988722009
Category: Computers
Page: 286
View: 1568

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The book starts with basics of Electrical Designing, goes through all the Electrical controls related tools and ends up with practical examples of electrical schematics. Chapters also cover Reports that make you comfortable in creating and editing electrical component reports. Book also covers PLCs Manager, Cabling and Cabling order etc.

Virtual Machining Using CAMWorks 2018

CAMWorks as a SOLIDWORKS Module
Author: Kuang-Hua Chang
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 1630571512
Category: Computers
Page: 192
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This book is written to help you learn the core concepts and steps used to conduct virtual machining using CAMWorks. CAMWorks is a virtual machining tool designed to increase your productivity and efficiency by simulating machining operations on a computer before creating a physical product. CAMWorks is embedded in SOLIDWORKS as a fully integrated module. CAMWorks provides excellent capabilities for machining simulations in a virtual environment. Capabilities in CAMWorks allow you to select CNC machines and tools, extract or create machinable features, define machining operations, and simulate and visualize machining toolpaths. In addition, the machining time estimated in CAMWorks provides an important piece of information for estimating product manufacturing cost without physically manufacturing the product. The book covers the basic concepts and frequently used commands and options you’ll need to know to advance from a novice to an intermediate level CAMWorks user. Basic concept and commands introduced include extracting machinable features (such as 2.5 axis features), selecting machine and tools, defining machining parameters (such as feedrate), generating and simulating toolpaths, and post processing CL data to output G-codes for support of CNC machining. The concept and commands are introduced in a tutorial style presentation using simple but realistic examples. Both milling and turning operations are included. One of the unique features of this book is the incorporation of the CL (cutter location) data verification by reviewing the G-codes generated from the toolpaths. This helps you understand how the G-codes are generated by using the respective post processors, which is an important step and an ultimate way to confirm that the toolpaths and G-codes generated are accurate and useful. This book is intentionally kept simple. It primarily serves the purpose of helping you become familiar with CAMWorks in conducting virtual machining for practical applications. This is not a reference manual of CAMWorks. You may not find everything you need in this book for learning CAMWorks. But this book provides you with basic concepts and steps in using the software, as well as discussions on the G-codes generated. After going over this book, you will develop a clear understanding in using CAMWorks for virtual machining simulations, and should be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to carry out machining assignments and bring machining consideration into product design in general. Who this book is for This book should serve well for self-learners. A self-learner should have a basic physics and mathematics background. We assume that you are familiar with basic manufacturing processes, especially milling and turning. In addition, we assume you are familiar with G-codes. A self-learner should be able to complete the ten lessons of this book in about forty hours. This book also serves well for class instructions. Most likely, it will be used as a supplemental reference for courses like CNC Machining, Design and Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. This book should cover four to five weeks of class instructions, depending on the course arrangement and the technical background of the students. What is virtual machining? Virtual machining is the use of simulation-based technology, in particular, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software, to aid engineers in defining, simulating, and visualizing machining operations for parts or assembly in a computer, or virtual, environment. By using virtual machining, the machining process can be defined and verified early in the product design stage. Some, if not all, of the less desirable design features in the context of part manufacturing, such as deep pockets, holes or fillets of different sizes, or cutting on multiple sides, can be detected and addressed while the product design is still being finalized. In addition, machining-related problems, such as undesirable surface finish, surface gouging, and tool or tool holder colliding with stock or fixtures, can be identified and eliminated before mounting a stock on a CNC machine at shop floor. In addition, manufacturing cost, which constitutes a significant portion of the product cost, can be estimated using the machining time estimated in the virtual machining simulation. Virtual machining allows engineers to conduct machining process planning, generate machining toolpaths, visualize and simulate machining operations, and estimate machining time. Moreover, the toolpaths generated can be converted into NC codes to machine functional parts as well as die or mold for part production. In most cases, the toolpath is generated in a so-called CL data format and then converted to G-codes using respective post processors.