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SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible

SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible [Kindle Edition]

Matt Lombard
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A fan of the SolidWorks Bible, but want more detail on assemblies? Here you go.

SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail on SolidWorks topics, and now you have it. We took our popular SolidWorks Bible, divided it into two books (SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible) and packed each new book with a host of items from your wish lists, such as more extensive coverage of the basics, additional tutorials, and expanded coverage of topics largely ignored by other books.

  • This SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible shows you how to organize parts data to create assemblies or subassemblies using the latest version of the 3D solid modeling program, SolidWorks
  • Thoroughly describes best practices and beginning-to-advanced techniques using both video and text
  • Explains and thoroughly covers every assembly function and is written in a way that enables the reader to make better decisions while using the software
  • Written by well-known and well-respected SolidWorks guru Matt Lombard
  • Can stand alone or also with the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible for a complete SolidWorks reference set

Keep both the SolidWorks 2011 Assemblies Bible and the SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible on your desk, and you?ll have the best resource set out there on SolidWorks.

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The detail you need to design well SolidWorks fans have long sought more detail on building assemblies and assembly drawings with SolidWorks—and now you have it. This new book by well–known SolidWorks guru Matt Lombard covers assemblies from the basics through advanced techniques. Not only does it provide the greater detail you′ve been seeking, it also includes topics not widely covered elsewhere. Pair this book with Matt′s new SolidWorks 2011 Parts Bible and you have the best SolidWorks reference set out there! Review the basics—putting parts into assemblies, using external references, and more Explore SolidWorks tools, such as the new Defeature tool for assemblies Simulate motion with advanced mates Add fillets, chamfers, and weld beads to assemblies Sketch in 3D and create weldments and weldment drawings Learn animation and use it to flex parts and turn motors Animate flexible components Move components with your choice of tools Build mechanisms with layouts Get the in–depth detail you′ve been seeking Find new ways to build better assemblies Learn best practices and advanced techniques What′s on the DVD? The DVD includes helpful video tutorials, as well as many examples of assemblies and assembly drawings. You′ll also find before–and–after files that follow the tutorials in the book. System Requirements: Please see the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Includes a DVD! With video tutorials, examples of assemblies and assembly drawings, and more

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 34572 KB
  • Print Length: 651 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118002768
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (12 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Solidoworks 2 Dec 2012
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Excellent. By far the best book on Solidworks. Answers all my questions, and explains well how to do what you really need to know. Would recommend this for any Solidworks user.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a lesson based manual!!! 18 July 2012
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I am always reluctant about buying manuals because whether the author is a good teacher, or just knows the subject front to back are always two different things. In the case of the SW 2011 Assemblies bible, I can see that Matt Lombard knows Solidworks very well, but for the student who learns by processes, like outlined lessons, this book is pretty useless. For example, imagine being told how to draw a carburetor in SW, but without any specific dimensions, or images showing what is going on with the interface. It's like being talked through heart surgery, and impractical. This book is not for somebody that isn't looking to improve upon years of SW assembly experience, and even then, it may not be a practical desk reference tool. I got lost in the 600 pages of small print easily without lessons showing how to use the information in practice. There are also lots of files in the folders on the cd, but very few lessons to use those files, and then the lessons that do require files from the cd outline paths that are just wrong. Also, I found the few lessons included very difficult to follow, and lacking in images, and instructions to make the process fluid. I will look into returning this manual, and wouldn't suggest it to anybody that needs to know something like actually building up a model and applying all the variations of the different mates, as opposed to reducing rebuild errors, memory usage, and mate failures. These things seem of very little importance if you can't correctly build an assembly in the first place.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Update - new version of the book is available with missing pages included. 21 Jan 2012
By R. Mandrell - Published on
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UPDATE 2/6/12: I just received a new copy of Solidworks 2011 Assemblies Bible with the missing pages included. Wiley Publishing has printed a corrected version of the book and will send a replacement copy to those that purchased the defective version. You have to tear off the front and back covers of the book and mail them to:

John Wiley & Sons
Customer Care
10475 Crosspoint Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Include a letter explaining the situation and requesting a replacement copy. It took a couple of weeks to get the new copy.
I assume new books purchased now will be the corrected version.

XXX Original Review XXX
Just discovered this book is missing pages 451 - 498, which includes most of the Master Modeling chapter and all of the Weldments chapter. Searching online, I found an entry on Matt Lombard's site acknowledging the missing pages are a problem (not just my copy), but that he can't help. I haven't found anything on Wiley's site to indicate they are admitting the problem or doing anything to fix it.

I would hold off purchasing this book until there is some indication that Wiley has fixed the problem and corrected versions are available. I have an inquiry pending with Wiley and will update this review if I find out anything more.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 28 Jan 2013
By Jose Natan Osio Barba - Published on
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I bought this book along with other 2 for my brother as a graduation gift. He asked me for them and he loves them.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money 31 July 2012
By KB - Published on
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Vast amounts of information at your fingertips. If you use Solidworks for CAD then these books are great resources to have at your desk. Easy to read and understand, highly recommend.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Publication issue with the book 2 Mar 2012
By SolidWorks user - Published on
First of all I want to say the Matt is a great person and I was saddened to hear that he was not invited to SolidWorks World this year. SolidWorks World was great and was the biggest in the history of the event.

Second, if you are looking for an assembly book; this is a good try, but the publisher (John Wiley & Sons) wrecked the publication with missing pages and sections.

When I contact John Wiley & Sons, they had a procedure that was longer than the book for me to obtain the correct copy. This is their issue; and they are making it your issue when you purchase the book. Sorry matt.
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