Home > Store

Learning SolidWorks, 2nd Edition

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

Learning SolidWorks, 2nd Edition


  • Sorry, this book is no longer in print.
Not for Sale



  • NEW - Text fully updated to latest version of SolidWorks—Look for future updates at www.prenhall.com/lueptow.
  • A progressive self-learning method is used to effectively teach the basics of SolidWorks as well as advanced solids modeling concepts.
    • Allows students to work through the book at their own pace with little need for formal instruction.

  • Each chapter begins with an overview and a list of objectives.
  • Special boxes describe advanced capabilities of SolidWorks or explain useful modeling or engineering concepts.
    • Gives students the options to explore alternative approaches or concepts.

  • Nearly all of SolidWorks' capabilities and functions are explained and utilized.
    • Trains students to be proficient users of SolidWorks upon completion of the book.

  • Comes with free SolidWorks Student Design Kit and 150 day trial SolidWorks 2003 license for students.
  • Several independent projects.
    • Gives students setup information, and encourages students to refer to previous lessons to complete projects for a variety of disciplines and mastery levels.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-140974-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-140974-3

Learning SolidWorks is designed to get you up and running on this powerful, easy-to-use, solid-modeling package in no time. Basing its instruction on the design of a pizza cutter, this text walks you through techniques in modeling, assembly, and creation of working drawings moving from basic to more advanced design techniques. The text is heavily illustrated with screen captures and sample drawings and includes end-of-chapter modeling problems for further practice.

Table of Contents
  1. Solids Modeling with SolidWorks
  2. Getting Started in SolidWorks
  3. Modeling Parts in SolidWorks: Revolves
  4. Modeling and Assembly: The Pizza Cutter
  5. Creating Working Drawings
  6. Modeling the Handle as a Plastic Injection Molded Part
  7. Redesigning the Handle

Thoroughly tested on the latest SolidWorks. Look for yearly web updates based on new releases at http://www.prenhall.com/lueptow

Sample Content

Table of Contents

1. Solids Modeling with SolidWorks.

Constraint-Based Solids Modeling. The Nature of Solids Modeling.

2. Getting Started with SolidWorks.

Introduction and Reference. Modeling the Guard. Modeling the Arm. Modeling the Blade.

3. Modeling Parts in SolidWorks: Revolves.

Modeling the Cap. Modeling the Handle. Modeling the Rivet.

4. Modeling An Assembly: The Pizza Cutter.

Modeling the Cutter Sub-Assembly. Modeling the Pizza Cutter Assembly. Checking the Assembly for Interface. Creating an Exploded View of the Assembly.

5. Creating Working Drawings.

Detail Drawing in SolidWorks. Editing a Drawing Sheet Format. Creating a Drawing of the Arm. Creating a Drawing of the Pizza Cutter Assembly.

6. Modeling the Handle as a Plastic Injection-Molded Part.

The Design of Plastic Injection-Molded Handle. Shelling the Handle and Adding Assembly Holes. Adding Ribs to the Handle. Adding Sweeps to the Handle. Using SmartMates to Assemble the Handle Halves.

7. Redesigning the Handle.

Creating the Handle's Base Feature Using a Loft. Creating the Flanged End Using a Surface. Creating a Configuration of the Handle with Engraved Text. Assembling the Handle and Cutter Sub-Assembly.



Submit Errata

More Information

Unlimited one-month access with your purchase
Free Safari Membership