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Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity

Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity
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Buy It Now!Product Specs: Fast Bound, 8 1/2 x 11 Format, 158 pages.

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So you’d like to become more productive using SolidWorks. You want to make your life easier. Eliminate unnecessary mouse clicks. Get your job done faster!
Don’t wait! CAD experts, Neil Bucalo and Joe Bucalo, reveal advice guaranteed to increase your productivity. Learn the powerful secrets used by successful SolidWorks users every day. This informative and practical “how-to” guide shares new techniques that are proven to increase your speed and maintain consistency working in SolidWorks.
Even an experienced SolidWorks user will learn new things, which will improve his performance.

Find tips for making your own custom toolbar with your most frequently used commands. Discover how to use templates to jump start your work. Never re-create a frequently used document (such as a company blueprint) from scratch again. You will be working more effectively in no time!

Read "Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" to learn the answers to questions like:

  • How do I add and delete buttons to a toolbar?
  • How do I assign keyboard shortcuts to frequently used commands?
  • How can I quickly perform a frequently used sequence of commands?
  • How can I get a list of assigned keyboard shortcuts in SolidWorks?
  • How do I create a template for my standard parts?
  • What's the purpose of the Design Library, and how do I use it?
  • What’s the easiest way to work with multiple files in SolidWorks?
  • Where are my customizations and templates kept, and how do I share them with others?
  • How can I make SolidWorks look the way I like it on someone else’s computer and then easily switch it back again without them noticing?

You've played with the many features. Now, you can become even more productive if you customize SolidWorks. Turn to Neil Bucalo and Joe Bucalo for in-depth instructions on how to customize orientation views, along with advice on how to get the most use out of the graphics area. They show you how to configure and use SolidWorks efficiently. By customizing SolidWorks, you’ll improve your productivity – and avoid a lot of frustration.

"Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" covers SolidWorks 2007; however, much of the information applies to older versions of the software.

Editorial Review
"Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" uncovers the power of SolidWorks by explaining in detail various customizing techniques available in SolidWorks. The purpose of "Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity" is to provide you with information on customizing SolidWorks features like menus, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, and views. The book also contains a detailed explanation on customizing and reusing your settings, customizing the look and feel of the user interface, recording and using macros, handling multiple documents and file locations, creating template drawings, and collaborating with others. Each chapter is written in a cookbook style, guiding you step-by-step to teach you as many techniques as possible in the least amount of time. Coverage is aimed at showing you how to become more productive by learning how to minimize repetitive actions, running SolidWorks more efficiently.

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5 StarsCustomizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity March 29, 2007
Reviewer: Wayne Tiffany (President of Kansas City SolidWorks User Group)

"Customizing SolidWorks" is a great book for a beginner as it exposes you to lots of areas that you can change to suit your style of working. Once you know about them, you can then decide what you want to change, and what you want to learn more about.

But it's also a good read for advanced users, since there will invariably be a nugget or two that will settle out. When I read it, I found a few things that piqued my curiosity enough to cause me to do a bit of exploring.

So, grab a cup of coffee and the easy chair, and enjoy.

About the Authors
“Customizing SolidWorks For Greater Productivity” is written by Joe Bucalo and Neil Bucalo.

Neil Bucalo is a CAD expert, having many years of experience using numerous CAD systems, including SolidWorks. Neil has a diverse background, including mechanical engineering, CAD/CAM support and training, and technical writing. He started his career in support and training, becoming a Certified SolidWorks Support Technician.

Joe Bucalo is the founder and President of Applied Production, Inc. and Sheet Metal Guy, LLC, SolidWorks Solution Partners. He has over 30 years experience working with and developing software products in the CAD/CAM world. He has a thorough knowledge of the most popular CAD programs and understands the issues faced by manufacturers.

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