The first book published by Sheet Metal Guy, LLC was SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy – Course 1: Part Creation. The book is a fun and engaging way to explore the sheet metal capabilities of SolidWorks at your own speed. You learn how to use SolidWorks and its sheet metal tools from experts in the sheet metal industry. The series of self-paced training books, SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy, demonstrates how to create real life sheet metal parts and is written in terms sheet metal people know and understand.
Books and other training materials about SolidWorks are available, but very little coverage is given to the specific sheet metal tools and unfolding capabilities, leaving users on their own to learn these tools. Dedicated to the SolidWorks market, SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy addresses this need by showing you how to use the sheet metal tools of SolidWorks. You learn from the beginning how to create sheet metal parts designed with manufacturing in mind. Throughout the book, SolidWorks’ sheet metal tools are used to guide you step by step through the basics of part creation into complex features of sheet metal design. Emphasis is on creating parts and features that maintain the design intent even when changes are made to key dimensions of the part, the material thickness, or the bend radius. Taking advantage of parametrics from the beginning assures that any changes will not invalidate design integrity.
Sheet metal designers and manufacturers must increase their SolidWorks proficiency in order to get new products to market faster and achieve a higher return on their investments. Now there’s a new way to learn SolidWorks. This new comprehensive course is a self-paced learning tool, using real projects that work through the design process step-by-step. You can choose to follow the lessons from start to finish, or you can dive into just the lessons that interest you most. SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy – Course 1: Part Creation is available right now. Sheet metal designers and manufacturers will surely benefit from SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy self-paced training book.
SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy is written by Neil Bucalo and Joe Bucalo. Neil is a CAD expert, having over 14 years of experience using numerous CAD systems. He has a diverse background, including mechanical engineering, CAD/CAM consulting, support, training, and technical writing. Neil is a Certified SolidWorks Support Technician. Co-author Joe Bucalo has over 30 years experience in the sheet metal industry. Joe is the president and founder of Applied Production, Inc., a SolidWorks Solution Partner that develops software tools for sheet metal manufacturing, including ProFab and ProFold.
Sheet Metal Guy, LLC, located in Cincinnati, OH, was formed to help increase the productivity of sheet metal designers and manufacturers through education. As a publisher of books and other materials, the company’s primary focus is to provide high quality, cost effective training for the design and manufacture of sheet metal parts and assemblies. Sheet Metal Guy, LLC is focused on designing easy to understand, self-paced training books for all knowledge levels of 3D CAD software users. Additional company and product information is available on the company’s Web site. SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.
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