Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press
Your step-by-step guide to learning Autodesk Revit Architecture This detailed introduction to Revit Architecture features straightforward explanations and real-world, hands-on tutorials to teach new users the software’s core features and functions. Presented in the context of real-world workflows, and using real-world projects, each chapter contains a discussion of the “why” and “how” that is reinforced with a step-by-step tutorial so you’ll gain practical and applicable experience with the core features of Revit Architecture. The new pedagogical approach emphasizes learning skills to help you prepare for the Revit certification exams. Learn at your pace with step-by-step exercises, illustrated with full-color screenshots and downloadable Revit tutorial files Work with floors, ceilings, walls, and curtain walls Use modeling and massing to explore design ideas Use the Family Editor to create and manage families Understand effective worksharing, BIM workflows, and file management Use rendering and visualization techniques to make your design come alive Prepare for Revit certification exams With Autodesk Revit Architecture Essentials , you are only a step away from better, faster building design.
The most complete resource for learning AutoCAD Civil 3D
Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D is the ultimate guide to the new standard in civil engineering software. With combined experience in both civil engineering and Autodesk Civil 3D, authors Cyndy Davenport and Ishka Voiculescu guide you through the ins and outs of the program, from the fundamentals to the little-known tricks that make a big difference. The book focuses on real-world applications in professional environments, and presents topics and ideas not found anywhere else. Lessons begin simply, with an overview of the software and interface, and then gradually progress to more complex topics.
AutoCAD Civil 3D is the standard software for civil engineering and design. From surveying and mapping, to design, to documentation and analysis, the program offers expanded capabilities and complementary workflows, allowing easy integration with InfraWorks, Revit Structure, and more. The ability to complete a project within a single suite means increased productivity and continuity, which translates into quicker turnaround, better-designed structures, and streamlined project management. The savvy civil engineering professional must be well versed in the program’s full functionality as it expands throughout government agencies and private companies. This book features in-depth coverage of topics including:
- Surveying, points, and alignments
- Profiles, corridors, and grading
- LandXML and LDT project transfer
- Visualization, sheets, and project management
The book also features downloadable datasets that enable you to access the lessons most relevant to your needs, and includes an objectives map to help you prepare for the Civil 3D certification exam. For the civil engineering professional hoping to remain relevant in a changing industry, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D is the ultimate resource.
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.
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.
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.