If you ever walk down the streets of Anaheim, California you may come across a fine young man who doesn’t look like a gangsta at all, throwin’ down rhymes about managing SolidWorks users and installing license servers. That young man is Alex “SWGeek” Ruiz and the author of SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required.

This is the first book from my good friend Alex and perfect if you’re a beginner user or an expert user that can’t stand showing others how to extrude a solid.

It’s brand spanking new, just in time for your (eventual) upgrade to SolidWorks 2010, SP 5.2.1.a. Here’s what ya get in the 560 page book.

From the Book:
SolidWorks 2010: No Experience Required is the perfect hands-on, step-by-step introduction to this very popular 3D CAD software. Through a continuous, easy-to-follow tutorial, you’ll learn SolidWorks by planning and developing a desk lamp, from modeling to drawing to creating the Bill of Materials.

    If you want to know more about Alex, look here. What makes him qualified to write a book on SolidWorks?

    • He has used SolidWorks since 2001
    • He is a Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
    • He trains and support a group of 100+ users
    • He writes about SolidWorks, drafting standards and more at SWGeek
    • Has a wicked SoCal accent.. kinda.

    You can take a look at it here on Google Books

    You can buy it here on Amazon

    You can see more and download sample chapters at the book’s companion site swner.com

    Disclosure: Yes, that’s right. You’ll notice the ‘Foreword by Josh Mings’ on the cover of the book. I did the foreword for no pay and no soup.

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    Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.