A Commands Guide for SolidWorks 2009
by David Planchard , Marie Planchard

List Price: $111.95

Editorial Reviews
This perfect resource for users with beginner to intermediate-level experience with SolidWorks illustrates clearly and carefully how multiple design situations and systematic steps combine to produce successful designs, and offers readers a comprehensive reference guide that begins with an overview of the software's concepts and terminology. Create, modify, and edit sketches and solid features using the latest release of one of the most popular software programs in the industry, SolidWorks 2009. Subsequent chapters address System and Document properties, FeatureManagers, PropertyManagers, ConfigurationManagers, and RenderManagers as well as 2D and 3D sketch tools, sketch entities, and more. This thorough coverage provides readers with a solid understanding of the techniques for reusing features, parts, and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, design tables, and configurations.

Book Details
  • Media : Paperback
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning (November 07, 2008)
  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 1435480732
  • Average Customer Review : based on 13 reviews.
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank : # 7,834,181 in Amazon.com Books Sales

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If you are new or have some experiences about SW this book gonna save money and time for you. Compared to the literature that comes whit the SW training, at least in Sweden this is ten times better in all manners.

ok for beginners
This Planchard book is great for the beginner. It contains very detailed, step by step instructions.
It would be best suited for the person teaching himself SW. I, however, am advanced and found it to be very elementary and of little use to me. But if I was just starting out, it would be great.
Brian Rasco, CSWP

a great book with short tutorials and all model files
I started to use SolidWorks about two weeks ago when my company and my department was both down sized. I needed to learn SolidWorks fast. This is one of two book's which I purchased.

The book provides tons of short tutorials (ten to twenty steps) to learn and practice various features and design techniques with a quick start section in the first chapter. All initial and final model files are provided on the CD. At this time, I'm somewhat overwhelm on the ability and functionality of SolidWorks. This is a very powerful software CAD tool with analysis capabilities.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to learn SolidWorks by using short tutorials

The SW reference book to have!
I purchased two 2009 SW reference books: This one and the bible. The Commands Guide is by far; easier to read, utilize and comprehend. To coin a phase, "It is very user friendly." It covers substantial information on system options and document properties, default settings, (which is key when you have multi-users on the same system) and important modeling features for parts and assemblies always applying the correct design intent.
The drawing and sheet metal sections are also very good. This is any excellent SW desk reference book for any user who is looking to supplement the SolidWorks online help files and tutorials. The file structure on the CD makes it very easy to locate the corresponding model file to the chapter tutorial. Sometimes, just having a hard copy is nice.

Mr. & Mrs. Planchard ROCK
It's a privilege and honor to be able to write a review about such an Incredible piece of Literature. This is, by far, The BEST book on SolidWorks in the WORLD. I (stupidly) bought the Solidworks 2009 Bible and got it yesterday and today I am using it for fire Kindling!

I plan to purchase every one of David's books, once you get one, you want them all.

I also purchased the Certified SolidWorks 2008 Preparation Exam Guide...WOW, ECELLENT. See my comment that Mr. Planchard quoted in response to that book. If you are really starving for knowledge with SolidWorks (like I am) then you've found it HERE!
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