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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2015: Autodesk Official Press

The definitive guide to Autodesk Revit MEP The expert author team for this Autodesk Official Press book has employed their years of experience to develop this exhaustive reference and tutorial, which is perfectly paced to cover all the core concepts and functionality of Revit MEP including: * Navigating the interface * Project setup and templates * Worksharing * Mechanical concerns such as building loads and ductwork * Electrical concerns such as lighting and communications outlets * Plumbing concerns such as fixtures and water systems This revision covers all of Revit MEP’s new features and includes more advanced electrical and plumbing information. In addition, the book features real-world sidebars and hands-on tutorials that reinforce the detailed discussions, along with downloadable before-and-after tutorial files to help you complete the hands-on projects. This Autodesk Official Press book is the perfect resource for becoming a Revit MEP expert.

About the Author

Don Bokmiller is a Design Technologist at Clark Nexsen, Inc. He has 17 years of experience working in the AEC industry and is a frequent speaker at the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) events in North America. Simon Whitbread has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, has taught Revit to students of all experience levels, and is a committee member for RTC. Dan Morrison has over 20 years experience as a mechanical engineer and has presented at numerous RTCs and other BIM conferences; he is VDC engineer with BGC Posco international in Perth, Australia, managing all aspects of BIM from design through handover.

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Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with ShapeOko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers 1st Edition

Getting Started with CNC is the definitive introduction to working with affordable desktop and benchtop CNCs, written by the creator of the popular open hardware CNC, the Shapeoko. Accessible 3D printing introduced the masses to computer-controlled additive fabrication. But the flip side of that is subtractive fabrication: instead of adding material to create a shape like a 3D printer does, a CNC starts with a solid piece of material and takes away from it. Although inexpensive 3D printers can make great things with plastic, a CNC can carve highly durable pieces out of a block of aluminum, wood, and other materials. This book covers the fundamentals of designing for–and working with–affordable ($500-$3000) CNCs.

About the Author

Edward Ford is a Maker. He was the kid that took his parents’ TV apart to see how it worked, along with the toaster, fridge, and any other thing that he could wedge a screwdriver in to. He is a staunch advocate for open hardware, open source software, and making the world a better place by empowering people to create their own high-quality products. Edward wants everyone to be their own manufacturer. In 2011 Edward designed and released Project Shapeoko, an open hardware desktop CNC machine. The project is now in its second release and has found a home in thousands of Makers’ shops all across the world. Outside of work, you can find Edward spending time (aka playing!) with his two young daughters or checking items off the never ending honey-do list his wife has assigned him.

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Design Science Research Methods and Patterns: Innovating Information and Communication Technology 2nd Edition

Presenting innovative research methods, this second edition of a bestseller describes a simple and practical methodology for conducting cutting-edge design science research (DSR). It provides comprehensive guidance on how to conduct such research and supplies in-depth treatment of design science theory and the different types of theory that can be generated in design science research. Making novel use of the concept of patterns, it presents 84 research patterns for conducting effective DSR. It emphasizes design science theory throughout and is filled with practical examples of using patterns to conduct information and communication technology research (ICT). With a focus on reusing research activities to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of conducting design science research, the book relies on familiar patterns to provide the fundamentals of various research philosophies and techniques required to innovate ICT. It describes design science research in relation to other information systems research paradigms such as positivist and interpretivist research. New to this edition are relevant design science research patterns adapted from TRIZ, the widely regarded European engineering design and creativity method. This edition also provides greatly expanded treatment of theory building in design science research (DSR), a topic of rapidly growing interest in addition to a new chapter presenting a framework for theory development in DSR. The book provides an expanded examination of patterns in DSR presented using a new pattern classification mechanism to group patterns with like functionality. This book will be of value to those interested in learning to conduct design science research, particularly in the ICT disciplines the book focuses on.

About the Author

Vijay K. Vaishnavi is professor emeritus of computer information systems at Georgia State University. He holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and has conducted postdoctoral work at McMaster University, Canada. His research covers several areas including design science research methods, information integration and web mining, software development, and data structures/algorithms. He has authored 150 publications that include six books in these and related areas. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as well as by the industry. He has served as consultant to various organizations such as IBM, AT&T, and Bell Northern Research. In 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in Design Sciences (DESRIST 2007) for “making significant fundamental contributions in design science research through research, leadership, and mentorship.” Bill Kuechler is a professor of information systems and former chair of the information systems discipline at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Drexel University and a Ph.D. in computer information systems from Georgia State University. Bill's academic career follows a successful 22-year industry career in information systems development and consulting. He has held positions as software engineer, software engineering manager, software systems product manager, consultant, and director of IT for a regional firm. His work experience brings insight to his teaching of both IS management and technical material and brings a wealth of practical background to his research. Bill's two primary research themes are the cognitive bases of IS use, development and education, and design science research in IS. Dr. Kuechler is a member of AIS and ACM.

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Design Science Research Methods and Patterns: Innovating Information and Communication Technology 2nd Edition

Features

Covers relevant design science research patterns adapted from TRIZ, the widely regarded European engineering design and creativity method
Provides greatly expanded treatment of theory building in design science research (DSR), a topic of wide interest in DSR currently
Uses a new pattern classification mechanism to group patterns with like functionality
Includes a new chapter presenting a framework for theory development in DSR
Supplies an expanded examination of using patterns in DSR

Summary

Presenting innovative research methods, this second edition of a bestseller describes a simple and practical methodology for conducting cutting-edge design science research (DSR). It provides comprehensive guidance on how to conduct such research and supplies in-depth treatment of design science theory and the different types of theory that can be generated in design science research.

Making novel use of the concept of patterns, it presents 84 research patterns for conducting effective DSR. It emphasizes design science theory throughout and is filled with practical examples of using patterns to conduct information and communication technology research (ICT).

With a focus on reusing research activities to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of conducting design science research, the book relies on familiar patterns to provide the fundamentals of various research philosophies and techniques required to innovate ICT. It describes design science research in relation to other information systems research paradigms such as positivist and interpretivist research. New to this edition are relevant design science research patterns adapted from TRIZ, the widely regarded European engineering design and creativity method.

This edition also provides greatly expanded treatment of theory building in design science research (DSR), a topic of rapidly growing interest in addition to a new chapter presenting a framework for theory development in DSR. The book provides an expanded examination of patterns in DSR presented using a new pattern classification mechanism to group patterns with like functionality.

This book will be of value to those interested in learning to conduct design science research, particularly in the ICT disciplines the book focuses on.

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e-Design: Computer-Aided Engineering Design

e-Design is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, the reader will understand…* Basic design principles and all-digital design paradigms.* CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks.* How to put an integrated system together to conduct All-Digital Design (ADD).* Industrial practices in employing ADD and tools for product development. * Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage on essential elements for practicing all-digital design (ADD)* Covers CAD/CAE methods throughout the design process, including solid modelling, performance simulation, reliability, manufacturing, cost estimates and rapid prototyping * Discusses CAD/CAE/CAM/RP/CNC tools and data integration for support of the all-digital design process* Reviews off-the-shelf tools for support of modelling, simulations, manufacturing, and product data management * Provides tutorial type projects using ProENGINEER and SolidWorks for readers to exercise design examples and gain hands-on experience* A series of running examples throughout the book illustrate the practical use of the ADD paradigm and tools

About the Author

Dr. Kuang-Hua Chang is a Williams Presidential Professor for the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, OK. He received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taiwan, in 1980; an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Since then, he joined the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD) at Iowa as Research Scientist and CAE Technical Area Manager. In 1997, he joined OU. His areas of interest include Virtual Prototyping, CAD, Fatigue and Reliability Analysis; Tools and Information Integration for Concurrent Design and Manufacturing; Solid Freeform Fabrication, as well as bioengineering applications. His research has been published in three books and more than 130 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chang has also received numerous awards in both teaching and research in the past few years. He is a recipient of the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award (2006), Best Paper Award of iCEER-2005 iNEER Conference for Engineering Education and Research, Outstanding Asian American Award (2003), and Public Employee Award of OKC Mayor’s Committee Award on Disability Concerns (2002). In addition, he received awards from OU, including: Alumni Teaching Awards (spring and fall 2007, fall 2008, spring 2009), Regents’ Award on Superior Research and Creative Activities (2004), BP AMOCO Good Teaching Award (2002), and Junior Faculty Award (1999). He was named Williams Presidential Professor in 2005 for meeting the highest standards of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Dr. Chang has worked with aerospace and automotive industry, and created Reverse Engineering testbed to support MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul). He has also served as technical consultants to US industry and foreign companies, such as LG-Electronics, and Seagate Technology.

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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required

A step-by-step tutorial introduction to AutoCAD As the only book to teach AutoCAD using a continuous tutorial which allows you to follow along sequentially or jump in at any exercise by downloading the drawing files, this Autodesk Official Press book is ideal for the AutoCAD novice. Industry expert and AutoCAD guru Donnie Gladfelter walks you through the powerful features of AutoCAD, provides you with a solid foundation of the basics, and shares the latest industry standards and techniques. The hands-on tutorial project inspired by real-world workflows that runs throughout the book helps you understand and apply the techniques and tools. Introduces you to the AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT interface, basic commands, and industry workflows Builds upon the basics that are covered in order to gradually segue into more advanced features and skills, such as telling the story of your designs with annotation, generating elevations, and visualizing projects in 3D Covers dimensioning, external references, layouts and printing, using 3D, and more AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required helps you quickly learn how to use AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT productively.

About the Author

Donnie Gladfelter is a highly visible and respected thought leader in the CAD community. He is well known for the CAD Geek blog (www.thecadgeek.com), has written many articles for AUGIWorld magazine, and is a popular speaker at Autodesk University and other industry events. He has worked with the development team at Autodesk to help shape future versions of AutoCAD, and the company has featured him on many occasions, including in numerous video interviews. Donnie also helps empower CAD professionals locally and across the world as a Business Development Manager for CADD Microsystems (an Autodesk Platinum Partner) and as a former member of the Autodesk User Group International Board of Directors.

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Mastering AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014

The ultimate reference and tutorial for AutoCAD software This Autodesk Official Press book helps you become an AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT expert and has been fully updated to cover all of AutoCAD’s new capabilities. Featuring the popular, empowering presentation style of veteran award-winning author George Omura, this indispensable resource teaches AutoCAD essentials using concise explanations, focused examples, step-by-step instructions, and hands-on projects. Introduces you to the basics of the interface and drafting tools Details how to effectively use hatches, fields, and tables Covers attributes, dynamic blocks, curves, and geometric constraints Explores 3D modeling and imaging Discusses customization and integration Helps you prepare for the AutoCAD certification exams Features a website that includes all the project files necessary for the tutorials This detailed reference and tutorial is the perfect resource for becoming proficient with AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

About the Author

George Omura is a licensed architect and Autodesk Authorized Author who has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and has been using AutoCAD for more than 20 years. He has worked on design projects ranging from resort hotels to metropolitan transit systems to the San Francisco Library project. He is the all-time bestselling AutoCAD author and was cited as favorite CAD author by members of the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) in AUGIWorld magazine’s “Best of Everything CAD” issue. Brian C. Benton is a senior engineering technician, CAD consultant, author, trainer, and popular blogger (cadablog.com) with 20 years of experience in several design fields. He’s the Cadalyst magazine “Tip Patroller” columnist, former AUGI HotNews production manager, and an inaugural member of the Autodesk Expert Elite program.

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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials

Learn crucial AutoCAD tools and techniques with this Autodesk Official Press Book Quickly become productive using AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 with this full color Autodesk Official Press guide. This unique learning resource features concise, straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on exercises and tutorials. Following a quick discussion of concepts and goals, each chapter moves on to an approachable hands-on exercise designed to reinforce real-world tactics and techniques. Compelling, full-color screenshots illustrate tutorial steps, and chapters conclude with related and more open-ended projects to further reinforce the chapter’s lessons. Starting and ending files for the exercises are also available for download, so you can compare your results with those of professionals. You’ll follow a workflow-based approach that mirrors the development of projects in the real world, learning 2D drawing skills, editing entities, working with splines and polylines, using layers and objects, creating and editing text, dimensioning, modeling in 3D, and much more. Hands-on exercises and their downloadable tutorial files are based on the real-world task of drawing a house Covers crucial features and techniques, including 2D drawing working with layers, organizing objects with groups and blocks, using hatch patterns and gradients, using constraints and layouts, importing data, 3D modeling, and Includes content to help prepare you for Autodesk’s AutoCAD certification program AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials is the Autodesk Official Press guide that helps you quickly and confidently learn the newest version of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

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Scott Onstott is a consultant, lecturer, author, and independent video producer with 15 years of experience teaching and writing about architectural and design visualization software. He is the author of the two previous editions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Essentials and Enhancing Architectural Drawings and Models with Photoshop , and coauthor of AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques .

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Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014

The complete, detailed reference and tutorial for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 AutoCAD Civil 3D is the industry-leading civil engineering software, and this authoritative Autodesk Official Press book has been completely updated to offer you the latest tips, tricks, and techniques of this dynamic engineering program. Packed with new, real-world examples and practical tutorials, this book takes advantage of the authors’ extensive experience and Civil 3D expertise, which allows them to share best practices and methods for creating, editing, displaying, labeling and presenting real-world civil engineering projects. Features a new, expanded section on advanced survey tools Offers in-depth, detailed coverage of surveying, points, alignments, surfaces, profiles, corridors, grading, LandXML and LDT Project Transfer, cross sections, pipe networks, visualization, sheets, and project management Includes valuable content to help prepare you for the Civil 3D certification exams as well as downloadable datasets Shares the most up-to-date topics and techniques of the real world to help prepare you for what you can expect This comprehensive reference and tutorial is essential reading for gaining a thorough understanding of the key concepts of this engineering software.

About the Author

Louisa Holland is a civil engineer who has been training Civil 3D users since 2006. She has worked extensively with the WisDOT, Caltrans, and various consultants on Civil 3D implementations. Louisa is an Autodesk Approved Instructor (AAI), an AutoCAD Civil 3D Certified Professional, and a regular speaker at Autodesk University (AU), AUGI, and other industry events. Cyndy Davenport has 27 years of experience in the land development industry and multiple Civil 3D certifications. She speaks regularly at AU and blogs at c3dcougar.typepad.com. Eric Chappell, EIT, is a Civil 3D consultant and award-winning trainer with more than 20 years of experience in the civil engineering field. He is the author of Civil 3D 2014 Essentials, a developer of Autodesk certification materials, a highly rated AU speaker, and an Autodesk Certified Instructor. He blogs at ericchappell.blogspot.com.

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Misconceptions In Primary Science

Most pupils start their scientific learning with previously formed ideas, based on prior reasoning or experience, but these ideas are often founded on common misconceptions, which if left unexplained can continue into adulthood. The new edition of this bestselling book offers advice on how to recognize and challenge such misconceptions. This book offers coverage of the most common scientific misconceptions that you may come across and, in addition to background theoretical and research material, offers appropriate teaching strategies to help you seek out and challenge misconceptions during your primary science teaching. This handy book has been expanded to offer even more support and practical advice for dealing with the common misconceptions encountered in the primary science classroom. Michael Allen describes over 100 common misconceptions and their potential origins, and then offers creative activities to help you grasp the underlying scientific concepts and bring them alive in the classroom, as well as practical strategies to improve pupil learning. Highlights of the second edition include: Updated in line with the new primary science National Curriculum Programme of Study Incorporates the latest research findings Covers the new National Curriculum elements and other more advanced material including Drugs, Energy, the Environment and Evolution Includes new boxed features: Did you Know?, Famous Scientists, and Be Safe This easy to navigate and friendly guide is a superb toolkit to support you as you prepare to teach in the primary school, irrespective of your training route.

About the Author

Michael Allen is Senior Lecturer in primary science education at Kingston University, UK, and holds a PhD in science education.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press

Get up to speed quickly with this compelling, full-color guide to Autodesk 3ds Max

With its real-world, hands-on exercises, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials helps new users learn the fundamentals of Autodesk 3ds Max quickly become productive. The task-based tutorials add real-world context that help you become familiar with the workflow scenarios of a professional environment, and provide that extra level of understanding to make you more proficient overall with the software.

Updated for 3ds Max 2015 and recommended as a preparation resource for the 3ds Max certification exam, this guide teaches the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects. You’ll have fun creating a retro-style alarm clock, animating a thrown knife, modeling a chair, and more, all while you learn modeling, rigging, animating, rendering, architectural visualization, and other career-essential techniques. This colorful, engaging book features:

  • Chapter-opening learning objectives
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Full-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Downloadable exercise files

Learn all the crucial techniques you’ll need from authors Randi and Dariush Derakhshani, Autodesk Certified Instructors with years of professional experience under their belts. Artists, students, educators, and hobbyists will benefit from the guide’s techniques and tutorials, getting to know the program as a whole and gaining insight into which aspects of the 3D production pipeline are most appealing. Whether you’re a beginner or migrating from another 3D application, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Essentials provides the solid foundation.

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AutoCAD 2015 und AutoCAD LT 2015

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