AutoCAD MEP 2014 for Designers


AutoCAD MEP 2014 for Designers textbook is written to help the readers effectively use the designing and drafting tools of AutoCAD MEP 2014. This textbook provides detailed description of the tools that are commonly used in designing HVAC system, piping system, and plumbing system as well as in designing the electrical layout of a building. The textbook further elaborates on the procedure of generating the schematic drawings of a system, which are used for schematic representation of a system.

Special emphasis has been laid on the introduction of concepts, which have been explained using text, along with graphical examples. The examples and tutorials used in this textbook ensure that the users can relate the information provided in this textbook with the practical industry designs.

Following are the additional features of this book:
· 448 pages with heavily-illustrated text
· Detailed explanation of AutoCAD MEP 2014 commands and tools
· More than 15 real-world mechanical engineering designs as tutorials and projects with step-by-step explanation
· Emphasis on Why and How with explanation
· Tips and Notes throughout the textbook
· Self-Evaluation tests and Exercises at the end of each chapter

Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD MEP
Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD MEP
Chapter 3: Working with Architecture Workspace
Chapter 4: Creating Mechanical System
Chapter 5: Creating Piping System
Chapter 6: Creating Plumbing System
Chapter 7: Creating Electrical System Layout
Chapter 8: Representation and Schedules
Chapter 9: Working with Schematics
Chapter 10: Working on Project
Index

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AutoCAD 2014: A Problem-Solving Approach, Over 1200 Pages-$27


AutoCAD 2014: A Problem-Solving Approach textbook contains a detailed explanation of the commands and tools of AutoCAD 2014. The textbook also explains their use in solving the drafting and design problems. Each AutoCAD command is thoroughly explained with the help of examples and illustrations to make it easy for the users to understand the function and application of the command. After reading this textbook, you will be able to use AutoCAD commands to make a drawing, create text, create and insert symbols, dimension a drawing, apply constraints to sketches, create blocks and dynamic blocks, create 3D objects, mesh objects and solid models, and render a scene.

Some of the features of this text book are:

  • Consists of 36 pedagogical sequenced chapters covering the application part of AutoCAD.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.
  • Real-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • Step-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the textbook in the form of tips and notes.
  • Self-Evaluation test and Review Questions are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Step-by-step instructions promote efficient use of the software while strengthening the problem-solving skills.
  • Usage of commands and shortcuts to increase efficiency of the users.
  • Dual emphasis on conceptual learning and hands-on practice leads to a thorough understanding of AutoCAD 2014.
  • Latest enhancements in software like Inventor Fusion, Drawing Views, and In-canvas Viewport Controls etc. have been added.
Brief Table of Contents
AutoCAD Part I
Chapter 1: Introduction to AutoCAD
Chapter 2: Getting Started with AutoCAD
Chapter 3: Starting with Advanced Sketching
Chapter 4: Working with Drawing Aids
Chapter 5: Editing Sketched Objects-I
Chapter 6: Editing Sketched Objects-II
Chapter 7: Creating Texts and Tables
Chapter 8: Basic Dimensioning, Geometric Dimensioning, and Tolerancing
Chapter 9: Editing Dimensions
Chapter 10: Dimension Styles, Multileader Styles, and System Variables
Chapter 11: Adding Constraints to Sketches
Chapter 12: Technical Drawing with AutoCAD
Chapter 13: Isometric Drawings
Chapter 14: Hatching Drawings
Chapter 15: Model Space Viewports, Paper Space Viewports, and Layouts
Chapter 16: Plotting Drawings
Chapter 17: Template Drawings

AutoCAD Part II
Chapter 18: Working with Blocks
Chapter 19: Defining Block Attributes
Chapter 20: Understanding External References
Chapter 21: Working with Advanced Drawing Options
Chapter 22: Grouping and Advanced Editing of Sketched Objects
Chapter 23: Working with Data Exchange & Object Linking and Embedding
Chapter 24: The User Coordinate System
Chapter 25: Getting Started with 3D
Chapter 26: Creating Solid Models
Chapter 27: Modifying 3D Objects
Chapter 28: Editing 3D Objects
Chapter 29: Surface Modeling
Chapter 30: Mesh Modeling
Chapter 31: Rendering and Animating Designs
Chapter 32: AutoCAD on Internet

AutoCAD Part III
Chapter 33: Accessing External Database
Chapter 34: Script Files and Slide Shows
Chapter 35: Creating Linetypes and Hatch Patterns
Index

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The Foundry NukeX 7 for Compositors


The Foundry NukeX 7 for Compositorstextbook aims at harnessing the power of NukeX for roto artists, compositors, and visual effects artists. This textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of Nuke and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced compositing techniques.

This book will help you unleash your creativity, thus helping you create stunning composites. The textbook will help the learners transform their imagination into reality with ease. Also, it takes the users across a wide spectrum of compositing through progressive examples and numerous illustrations.

Following are the additional features of this book:

  • Consists of 12 chapters and 1 project that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering various aspects of compositing. The author has followed the tutorial approach to explain various concepts of compositing. The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it. Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of The Foundry NukeX 7 concepts and techniques.
  • Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the book in the form of notes and tips.
  • Self-Evaluation test and Review Questions are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Technical support by contacting techsupport@cadcim.com.

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring NukeX 7 Interface
Chapter 2: Exploring Viewer Nodes
Chapter 3: Building Node Network
Chapter 4: Exploring Channels
Chapter 5: Working with Draw Nodes
Chapter 6: Working with Color
Chapter 7: Compositing Render Passes
Chapter 8: 2D Tracking
Chapter 9: Planar Tracking
Chapter 10: Transformations, Temporal Operations, and Filters
Chapter 11: Keying
Chapter 12: 3D Compositing
Project: Integrating CINEMA 4D and NukeX
Index

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MAXON CINEMA 4D R14 Studio: A Tutorial Approach


MAXON CINEMA 4D R14 Studio: A Tutorial Approach textbook aims at harnessing the power of MAXON CINEMA 4D R14 Studio for modelers, animators, and designers. The textbook caters to the needs of both the novice and the advance users of MAXON CINEMA 4D R14 Studio. Keeping in view the varied requirements of users, the textbook first introduces the basic features of CINEMA 4D R14 Studio and then progresses to cover the advanced techniques. In this textbook, two projects based on the tools and concepts covered in the book have been added to enhance the knowledge of users.

This textbook will help you unleash your creativity and transform your imagination into reality with ease.

Following are the additional features of this book:

  • Consists of 13 chapters and 2 projects that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering various aspects of compositing.
  • The author has adopted the tutorial point-of-view and the learn-by-doing approach throughout the textbook. This approach helps the users learn faster and work efficiently.
  • The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it.
  • Consists of hundreds of illustrations and a comprehensive coverage of MAXON CINEMA 4D R14 Studio concepts and techniques.
  • Step-by-step instructions are provided to guide the users through the learning process.
  • Additional information is provided throughout the text book in the form of notes and tips.
  • Self-Evaluation test, Review Questions, and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.
  • Technical support by contacting techsupport@cadcim.com.

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Exploring MAXON CINEMA 4D R14 Studio Interface

Chapter 2: Working with Splines

Chapter 3: Introduction to Polygon Modeling

Chapter 4: Sculpting

Chapter 5: Texturing

Chapter 6: Lighting

Chapter 7: Rigging

Chapter 8: Animation

Chapter 9: Introduction to BodyPaint 3D

Chapter 10: Composting 3D Objects

Chapter 11: Rendering

Chapter 12: MoGraph

Chapter 13: Working with XPresso

Project 1: Creating an Indoor Scene-I

Project 2: Creating an Indoor Scene-II

Index

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NX 8.5 for Designers


NX 8.5 for Designers textbook covers the features of NX 8.5 and caters to both the novice and the advanced users of NX 8.5. Keeping in mind the requirements of the users, the textbook at first introduces sketching and part modeling in NX 8.5, and then gradually progresses to cover assembly and drafting. Written with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbook is ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your pace.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
Chapter 3: Adding Geometric and Dimensional Constraints to Sketches
Chapter 4: Editing, Extruding, and Revolving Sketches
Chapter 5: Working with Datum Planes, Coordinates Systems, and Datum Axes
Chapter 6: Advanced Modeling Tools-I
Chapter 7: Advanced Modeling Tools-II
Chapter 8: Editing Features and Advanced Modeling Tools-III
Chapter 9: Assembly Modeling-I
Chapter 10: Assembly Modeling-II
Chapter 11: Surface Modeling
Chapter 12: Advanced Surface Modeling
Chapter 13: Generating, Editing, and Dimensioning the Drawing Views
Chapter 14: Synchronous Modeling
Chapter 15: Sheet Metal Design

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Press Release: Latest and Upcoming Textbooks from CADCIM Technologies, USA


CADCIM Technologies, provider of quality CAD/CAM/CAE, Civil, GIS, and Animation textbooks, is coming out with the following updated/new textbooks for Spring Semester 2013.

CAD/CAM/CAE

  • Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2014 for Designers (New)
  • AutoCAD MEP 2014 for Designers (New)
  • Creo Direct 2.0 for Designers(New)
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014 for Designers (New)
  • Creo Parametric 2.0 for Designers
  • AutoCAD LT 2013 for Designers
  • Solid Edge ST5 for Designers
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2013 for Electrical Control Designers
  • NX 8.5 for Designers
  • Customizing AutoCAD 2013
  • CATIA V5-6R2012 for Designers
  • SolidWorks 2013 for Designers
  • NX8 for Designers

Civil/GIS

  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 for Architects and Designers
  • Exploring Autodesk Revit Structure 2013
  • Exploring AutoCAD Map 3D 2013
  • Exploring AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013

 

Animation and Visual Effects

  • The Foundry NukeX7 for Compositors (New)
  • MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio R14: A Tutorial Approach (New)
  • The eyeon Fusion 6.3: A Tutorial Approach
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: A Tutorial Approach
  • Autodesk Softimage 2013: A Tutorial Approach
  • Adobe Flash Professional CS6: A Tutorial Approach

 

To order the textbooks, visit our web site www.cadcim.com or email us at sales@cadcim.com. All our textbooks come with the following Free Teaching and Learning Resources for the faculty members and students:

  • ØTechnical support by contacting techsupport@cadcim.com
  • ØCustomizable PowerPoint Presentations of every chapter (For Faculty only).
  • ØPart files of all illustrations, tutorials, and exercises
  • ØInstructor’s Guide with solution to all review questions and exercises (For Faculty only).

 

Some of the Salient Features of these textbooks are as follows:

  • ØWritten with the tutorial point of view and the learn-by-doing theme, the textbooks are ideally suited for learning at your convenience and at your own pace.
  • ØThe first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that will be covered in it.
  • ØReal-world projects and examples focusing on industry experience.
  • ØStep-by-step examples that guide the users through the learning process.
  • ØAdditional information is provided throughout the textbooks in the form of tips and notes.
  • ØSelf-Evaluation test, review questions, and exercises are provided at the end of each chapter so that the users can assess their knowledge.

 

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About the Authors

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Our team of authors consists of highly qualified and experienced Professionals who have a strong academic and industrial background. They understand the needs of the students, the faculty, and the challenges the students face when they start working in industry. All our textbooks have been structured in a way that facilitates teaching and learning, and also exposes students to real-world applications. The textbooks, apart from providing comprehensive study material, are well appreciated for the simplicity of content, clarity of style, and the in-depth coverage of the subject.

 

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CATIA V5-6R2012 for Designers


CATIA V5-6R2012 for Designers introduces the reader to CATIA V5-6R2012, one of the world’s leading parametric solid modeling packages. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on the solid modeling techniques that enhance the productivity and efficiency of the user. This textbook consists of 17 chapters followed by Student Projects structured in a pedagogical sequence, covering the Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting, Wireframe and Surface Design, Generative Sheetmetal Design, DMU Kinematics, and FreeStyle workbenches of CATIA V5-6R2012. A Command Section is given at the introduction of each tool that provides information about the method of invoking the corresponding tool. The text is followed by tutorials that are created using various commands explained in the chapter. This approach allows the users to use this textbook as a learning tool as well as a reference material.

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