The new edition of Introduction to Solid Modeling Using SolidWorks 2015 has been fully updated for the SolidWorks 2015 software package. All tutorials and figures have been modified for the new version of the software. The eleventh edition of this text primarily consists of chapter-long tutorials, which introduce both basic concepts in solid modeling and more advanced applications of solid modeling in engineering analysis and design. Each tutorial is organized as "keystroke-level" instructions, designed to teach the use of the software.
While these tutorials offer a level of detail appropriate for new professional users, this text was developed to be used as part of an introductory engineering course, taught around the use of solid modeling as an integrated engineering design and analysis tool. Features such as: Design Intent Boxes and Future Study Boxes, help to integrate the concepts learned in solid modeling into the overall study of engineering.
Additional resources are also available with this text at www.mhhe.com/howard2015. Included on the website are tutorials for three popular SolidWorks Add-Ins, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Motion and PhotoView 360, and the book figures in PowerPoint format. Instructors can also access PowerPoint files for each chapter and model files for all tutorials and end-of-chapter problems as well as a teaching guide.