This unique reference is intended to help users learn SolidWorks on their own with little or outside help. Unlike other books of its kind, it begins at a very basic level and ends at a fairly advanced level. It's perfect for anyone enrolled in Engineering and Techlogy programs, as well as professionals interested in learning SolidWorks. It applies to SolidWorks releases through 2010. It includes advanced topics in three new chapters. It provides step-by-step instructions along with numerous illustrations. It commands are shown in bold for those who would rather t read every word of instruction. IT includes graphic illustration for each step for those who would rather learn visually. It contains small tes on most illustrations to further clarify instructions. Most chapters are self contained, allowing users to start from most anywhere in the book.