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 .
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.
I bought the planchard books and ran through some of the CD-ROM
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.
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
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.