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SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy
Course 1: Part Creation

SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 1: Part Creation
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Sample pages from book: Pages 53-56 (pdf file).

Product Specs: Fast Bound, 8 1/2 x 11 Format, 180 pages.

Full Color: $74.95 $69.95. Black & White: $64.95 $59.95.

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Editorial Review
"SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 1: Part Creation”
demonstrates how to create real life sheet metal parts utilizing the basic command features provided in the SolidWorks Sheet Metal toolbar. Written in terms sheet metal people know and understand, this new book is a fun and engaging way to explore the sheet metal capabilities of SolidWorks at your own pace.

Learn how to use SolidWorks and its sheet metal tools from experts in the sheet metal industry. From the beginning, sheet metal parts are designed with manufacturing in mind. Course 1 guides 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. All technical illustrations and CAD models in this book were produced using SolidWorks 2006 and verified for SolidWorks 2007. View introductory press release here.

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5 StarsCourse 1: Part Creation, April 16, 2007
Reviewer: David Jacobs (Jacksonville, FL)

I'm working through Course 1: Part Creation... very impressive. Very well written and complete. Good step-by-step instructions and graphics.

4 StarsCourse 1: Part Creation, March 1, 2006
Reviewer: Albert Miranda (Phoenix, AZ)

A job well done this book. Very informative with its step-by-step explanation of how to do each step.

4 StarsSheet Metal Training Book, February 27, 2006
Reviewer: Michael Scribner (Kennebunk, ME)

I had been working towards getting training through the company that I work for in the area of sheet metal part creation without much luck.  

I just happened to run across an article that detailed this new training book. I've never had any other sheet metal training so I can't compare to any other experience in the field that I might have had. However, I have been exposed to a number of training programs, including the essentials training, the assembly training, in SolidWorks and in other competitive products. This book is every bit equal to any training course that I have ever taken.  

The book is very detailed and has excellent instructions. It was very easy to follow along and see exactly what was being illustrated. I do anxiously look forward to any supplemental training books that should come along by this same author.

As far as the price, this is something I could very easily afford to get myself out of pocket. Where typically training materials, or training classes for this field are upwards of several hundred dollars.

For what you are getting and the price you are paying for it, it's a steal at twice the price. A fine, fine package.

5 StarsThanks Guys, February 23, 2006
Reviewer: Charles Hugo (Bakersfield, CA)

The book was easy to follow. I have bought other books to learn how to use SolidWorks. This book took me to a new level. Cannot wait for the following books to come.

About the Authors
“SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 1: Part Creation” 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. Learn more about the authors.

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