please help me to get good solidworks tutorial

hello all,
I am new to solid works. I need to design some complicated 3d solids
like double row angular contact bearing . which book helps me more to
get more familiarize with designing and animation of objects in solid
works. Is there any online material for that. kindly help me .
Reply to
lavanya
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The best resource to learn advanced modeling techniques will be from your Value Added Reseller. Do a search on Amazon for 'Solidworks', and a few good books will come up. The newly released "Solidworks for Dummies" by Greg Jankowski is a very well written book, and the boks by Planchard & Planchard are always a good referance guide.
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SoCalMike
I bought the planchard books and ran through some of the CD-ROM exercises.
I thought the Solidworks tutorial that came with SW 2005 was the best tutorial I've seen in about 15 years of solid modelling.
Under "Help-Online Tutorial".
I started with that and ran through all the modelling exercises. Then did part of the Planchard CD.
I like the SW included tutorial because of the inter-operability with the program itself. That is, if you forget a function, you can go back to the tutorial and you're not just clicking through a disconnected *.pdf - the SW tutorial will launch the SW feature/tool you might be looking for at the time.
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wwswimming
Just a hint from someone who has tried to jump in over my head more than once, where I've set out to create complicated parts as my first "learning experience". I have frustrated myself a great deal.
The tutorial paperback and built-in tutorial are what go over the basics so you can get a good foundation of the basic work before jumping into such things as bearing design.
To make a pun, bearings can easily become "over-bearing" and "over-constrained" and give you fits, without earlier simpler practice designs.
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Bonobo
The Online Tutorial in Solidworks is real helpful. Just about all of the different procedures needed to complete a 3-d feature are included; drawing, extruding, lofting, revolving, sweeping, assembly, etc. Just about every procedure that you need to complete a finished model is covered in a real simplified step by step approach. You can print out the lessons for reference. When you are through creating a model, then Photoworks and animation is included as well, and the lessons will get you on the road to finishing your model with "Photo Realism". For further reference, here is a real High Caliber link to get you started.
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Good luck. G. De Angelis
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G. De Angelis
You could use Cadpo. Its an online training solution for SolidWorks, and pretty much teaches they same thing your VAR will, but cost ALOT less. I did their demo at SW World, and it was pretty nice.
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SW Monkey
You could use Cadpo. Its an online training solution for SolidWorks, and pretty much teaches they same thing your VAR will, but cost ALOT less. I did their demo at SW World, and it was pretty nice.
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SW Monkey

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