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The first 3D mechanical design software in the For Dummies book series, now available.

SOLIDWORKS software is the first 3D mechanical design solution invited into the For Dummies pantheon, a milestone that promises to expand the world's 3D computer-aided design (CAD) community and transform everyday users into power users. Written in the series' signature conversational style, SOLIDWORKS for Dummies is an ideal resource for seasoned AutoCADĀ® 2D users, SOLIDWORKS newbies, and long-time SOLIDWORKS users alike. 

Topics include:

  • Setting up SOLIDWORKS software
  • Using templates
  • Sketching, assembling, and creating drawings
  • Editing drawings
  • Printing and plotting drawings
  • Reviewing drawings
  • Automating the drawing process
  • Leveraging existing designs
  • Collaborating with team members

Includes a companion CD with tutorials and demos. Buy from Amazon.

About the Author
Greg Jankowski of Madison, Wisconsin, is the customer satisfaction manager at SOLIDWORKS Corporation. He is a CAD-industry veteran with extensive experience using SOLIDWORKS and other CAD systems in a variety of mechanical design, application engineering, and developmental positions. He is the principal at CIMCo, a SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner since SOLIDWORKS95. Jankowski authored the book SOLIDWORKS for AutoCAD Users, the e-book Exploring SOLIDWORKS, and authors regular columns inSOLIDWORKS ExpressSolid Solutions Magazine, and the Cadalyst magazine column,Solid Thinking.