Anyway I can purchasing the molding Training book that is used in the Training Class?
BTW did you looked at the Mold tutorial under SolidWorks tutorials menu.
Check with your VAR.
As Deepak says, the best course is to contact your Rep. They can give you the price of the books. I asked last summer and the price for the Molding book you were referring to was $50. The files can then be downloaded from here. I have attached the spreadsheet I was given from the VAR here in Utah. the prices may have changed a little, though they should still be relatively close.
Hope this helps.
Have you checked Ebay, Amazon? You never know.
Other then that I would go with what Deepak said.
Scott, I wish it was that easy, but per my VAR, the books are printed on demand and only available from Solidworks Corp. You can get books like Matt Lombard's Solidworks Bible from Amazon and Ebay (and they are worth the purchase as the can be invaluable at times) but the ones used in the training classes are more specialized and concentrated.
I know that is the case, and it was such when I took various trainings,
but I was throwing it our there incase someone took the training and
wanted to unload the manuals.
Case in point
Thanks for the plug.
I helped write the SolidWorks training book for mold design in 2007. It has a lot of step by step tutorials, mainly because the software was so limited, you had to do some very specific things to get it to work. Plus, you need to know that the mold tools have changed in an important way for sw2011. The SolidWorks training materials turn out to be great step-by-step tutorials for new users, but they aren't much good as a reference, and they aren't much good for advanced users. That's why I wrote the SolidWorks Bible the way I did. There is plenty of material out there for beginner's tutorials, but not much as more advanced reference.
My books have one chapter on mold tools which has information that isn't in the training books. Part of really understanding how to use any software is understanding where its limitations are. The fact that software has limitations is not news to anyone, and I think talk about limitations as well as capabilities needs to be part of any conversation about software. I think if SolidWorks in general were a little less self-conscious about its limitations, the documentation would be more useful, and training would sound a little less like a used car salesman's harrangue.
The 2011 book including this is not ready yet. although the mold chapter is written. It will be part of the 2011 Assemblies Bible. I might be able to put out a sample of the chapter (unedited, and without the nice production features) if anyone has a real interest.
The important change in SolidWorks 2011 mold tools is that the mold tools now have another option for creating the parting surface. You are no longer limited to the automatically created surface. A semi-automatic option works much better than the old method for more realistic parting surfaces. That is unless you mold dinner plates or frisbees.
Let us know when you put out the sample of the mold chapter.
Yes, I did but I want to get some more exposure to the Molding task in SW.
It's not always easy/necessary to use mold tools or sometime those might not work as required because of the error or complex shapes. So with mold tools, it'll be good to have understanding of surface tools
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