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A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Martin Helander A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Martin Helander
R410 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R38 (9%) In stock

Completely revised and updated, A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the field. Building on the foundation of the first edition, titled "Guide to Ergonomics of Manufacturing," the new title reflects the expanded range of coverage and applicability of the techniques you will find in the second edition. Each and every chapter contains new material and some have been entirely rewritten. Drawing on the author's experience in both teaching and industry, the book lays to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics.

Unlike most ergonomics and human factors books that emphasize the physical, this one gives a broad overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Written in an accessible style, it presents a systems approach to human factors and ergonomics that leads to complete understanding. The author demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good design, and offers a practical guide to the design and analysis of systems. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, this text provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.

The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, revised and expanded edition): Donald A Norman The Design of Everyday Things (Paperback, revised and expanded edition)
Donald A Norman
R426 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R128 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we try to figure out the shower control in a hotel or attempt to navigate an unfamiliar television set or stove. When The Design of Everyday Things was published in 1988, cognitive scientist Don Norman provocatively proposed that the fault lies not in ourselves, but in design that ignores the needs and psychology of people. Fully revised to keep the timeless principles of psychology up to date with ever-changing new technologies, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful appeal for good design, and a reminder of how-and why-some products satisfy while others only disappoint.

3D Fashion Design - Technique, design and visualization (Paperback): Thomas Makryniotis 3D Fashion Design - Technique, design and visualization (Paperback)
Thomas Makryniotis
R537 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R164 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Digital technologies in fashion are becoming more accessible and now any creative with a basic knowledge of fashion design and computing can create convincing still or animated 3D visualizations of styles, designs and products. With this technology, the designer is able to present a lifelike design that shows how the fabrics will look and how the garment fits on the body. 3D Fashion Design presents an overview of current technologies and their uses. It is packed with case studies and step-by-step tutorials showing the far-reaching capabilities of 3D fashion software. The author begins with an introduction to 3D software and the principals of working in three dimensions. He then moves onto creating the mannequin avatar, garments, accessories and textures and shows how to present and publish the finished article. Various software programmes are covered including Clo3D and Marvellous Designer for fashion-orientated design, and Maya, Mudbox, Rhino and Photoshop for more general digital design, visual effects and rendering. This authoritative guide is aimed at all levels, from beginners and fashion students working with digital technologies to advanced fashion designers, digital designers and visual effects specialists for film and animation.

Creo Parametric 3.0 Step-By-Step Guide - Cad/CAM Book (Paperback): Cadfolks, Technical Books Creo Parametric 3.0 Step-By-Step Guide - Cad/CAM Book (Paperback)
Cadfolks, Technical Books
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback): Simon Whitbread Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback)
Simon Whitbread
R1,485 R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Save R534 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Get up and running on Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 with this detailed, hands-on guide Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 provides perfectly paced coverage of all core concepts and functionality, with tips, tricks, and hands-on exercises that help you optimize productivity. With a focus on real-world uses and workflows, this detailed reference explains Revit MEP tools and functionality in the context of professional design and provides the practical insight that can only come from years of experience. Coverage includes project setup, work sharing, building loads, ductwork, electrical and plumbing, and much more, with clear explanation every step of the way. The companion website features downloadable tutorials that reinforce the material presented, allowing you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. This is your guide to master the capabilities of this essential productivity-enhancing tool. * Generate schedules that show quantities, materials, design dependencies, and more * Evaluate building loads, and design logical air, water, and fire protection systems * Create comprehensive electrical and plumbing plans tailored to the project * Model your design with custom parameters, symbols, fixtures, devices, and more If you're ready to get on board this emerging design, collaboration, and documentation paradigm, Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 is the one-stop resource you need.

Engineering Design Process, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Yousef Haik, Tamer Shahin, Sangarappillai... Engineering Design Process, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Yousef Haik, Tamer Shahin, Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan
R678 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R99 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Gain a clear understanding of engineering design as ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS, 3E outlines the process into five basic stages -- requirements, product concept, solution concept, embodiment design and detailed design. Discover how these five stages can be seamlessly integrated. The book illustrates how the design methods can work together coherently, while the book's supporting exercises and labs help you navigate the design process. The text leads the beginner designer from the basics of design with very simple tasks -- the first lab involves designing a sandwich -- all the way through more complex design needs. This approach to the design model equips you with the skills to apply engineering design concepts both to conventional engineering problems as well as other design problems.

Inside Smartgeometry - Expanding the Architectural Possibilities of Computational Design (Hardcover, New): Terri Peters, Brady... Inside Smartgeometry - Expanding the Architectural Possibilities of Computational Design (Hardcover, New)
Terri Peters, Brady Peters
R719 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R213 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Smartgeometry (SG) has had an enormous influence on the emerging architectural community interested in exploring creative computational methods for the design of buildings. An informal international network of practitioners and researchers, the group meets annually to experiment with new technologies and collaborate to develop digital design techniques.

SG was founded in 2001 by London-based architects and friends Hugh Whitehead (Foster + Partners), J Parrish (Aecom) and Lars Hesselgren (PLP). At the time there were little in the way of parametric tools for architecture. SG was founded to encourage development, discussion and experimentation relating to new digital design environments that could be driven by design intent rather than based on construction specifications. The need for new ways of design thinking led to the parallel development of software GenerativeComponents which was tested in the early years of the annual workshops. In response to the needs of designers, the ecology of these design environments has diversified to include multiple software platforms, as well as innovative fabrication techniques and interactive environments.

SG calls for a re-consideration of the design process, where the creation of computational mechanisms become an integral part of designing - not a task done prior to or separate from the process. From pencil to algorithm, the tools that architects use directly influence their creative process. New design tools and new design environments therefore mean a requisite re-thinking of what architecture is, and can be. "Inside Smartgeometry" examines and contextualizes the work of the SG community: the digital spaces, prototypes, and buildings designed using bespoke tools created in response to architectural ideas.

From interactive crowd-sourcing tools to responsive agent-based systems to complex digitally fabricated structures, this book explores more than a decade of advances that have influenced both the practice of architecture and the theory that drives it. SG has grown from a handful of experts to an international network of designers who are helping to define design environments of the future. Founded by digital pioneers it creates the algorithmic designers of the future.

This book can be seen as a retroactive manifesto for SG, celebrating the varied approaches to computational design explored by forward thinking practitioners and researchers. Through twenty-three original texts including reflections by the founders, and texts by Robert Aish, Martin Bechthold, Rob Woodbury, Chris Williams and Mark Burry, the book offers a critical state of the art of computational design for architecture. SG has been relevant to many international design and engineering offices and the book includes chapters by practitioners from offices such as Foster + Partners, Grimshaw, SOM, Design2Production, CASE, and Populous.

Digital Fashion Print - with Photoshop and Illustrator (Paperback): Kevin Tallon Digital Fashion Print - with Photoshop and Illustrator (Paperback)
Kevin Tallon
R459 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R133 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An essential book for all those working with fashion and design, particularly fashion print design. It covers all the techniques for the creation of fashion prints using the most popular software, Photoshop and Illustrator. With step-by-step instructions and handy screen grabs, find out how to: scan in hand-drawn motifs or illustration and rework into a digital pattern; work with colour; create stripes, checks and geometric prints, with the secret of seamless repeats; and how to prepare your prints for development onto real fabric and garments. Contains tips and tricks from the professionals and a wealth of inspirational images from some of the best print designers working today.

Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 (Paperback): George Omura, Brian C. Benton Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 (Paperback)
George Omura, Brian C. Benton
R1,287 R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Save R444 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The world's favorite guide to everything AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT--updated for 2019! Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 is the world's all-time best-selling guide to the world's most popular drafting software. Packed with tips, tricks, techniques, and tutorials, this guide covers every inch of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT--including certification. This new edition has been fully updated to align with the software's 2019 update, featuring the same expert instruction augmented by videos of crucial techniques. Step-by-step walk-throughs, concise explanations, specific examples and plenty of hands-on projects help you learn essential AutoCAD skills by working directly with the necessary tools--giving you a skill set that translates directly to on-the-job use. AutoCAD is the dominant design and drafting software for 2D and 3D technical drawings, while AutoCAD LT is the more affordable version often used by students and hobbyists. Professional designers need complete command of the software's tools and functions, but a deeper exploration of more complex capabilities can help even hobbyists produce work at a higher level of technical proficiency. This book is your ultimate guide to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, whether you're seeking certification or just looking to draw. Get acquainted with the workspace and basic drafting tools Gain greater control of your drawings with hatches, fields, fills, dynamic blocks, and curves Explore the 3D modeling and imaging tools that bring your drawing to life Customize AutoCAD to the way you work, integrate it with other software, and more As certification preparation material, this book is Autodesk-endorsed; as a self-study guide to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT mastery, this book is the gold-standard, having led over a half million people on the journey to better design. If you're ready to learn quickly so you can get down to work, Mastering AutoCAD 2019 and AutoCAD LT 2019 is your ideal resource.

Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture - No Experience Required (Paperback): Eric Wing Autodesk Revit 2017 for Architecture - No Experience Required (Paperback)
Eric Wing
R885 R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Save R299 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The only Revit tutorial guide based on a real project workflow Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required is the ultimate real-world guide for mastering this increasingly prevalent BIM software package. Using a continuous, step-by-step tutorial, this book walks you through all project phases as you learn the basics of Revit by designing, documenting, and presenting a four-story office building. You'll begin by learning your way around the interface and conventions, then jump right into design by placing walls, doors, and windows. Next you'll work with grids, beams, foundations, dimensions, and text as you build floors layer by layer, join walls, create ceilings and roofs, and place stairs, ramps, and railings. The instruction covers construction documentation, advanced detailing, and families, as well as site considerations including grading and top surface features to provide a well-rounded, real-world Revit skill set. The companion website features downloadable 'before and after' tutorial files that allow you to jump in at any point and compare your work to the pros. The shift from 2D drafting to 3D building information modeling has made Revit a must-have skill for an increasing number of design, engineering, and construction professionals. This book is designed to teach you the basics quickly, using a real-world workflow, process, and pacing. * Get acquainted with the Revit interface, then immediately start building * Learn to place structural components, text, dimensions, and more * Understand views, grids, editing, importing, exporting, and work sharing * Generate construction documentation including schedules and material takeoffs This simple yet engaging tutorial brings together all of the major skills a Revit user needs to know to complete real workplace projects. Whether read from beginning to end as a comprehensive lesson, or used as 'dip-in' reference for unfamiliar tasks, Autodesk Revit Architecture No Experience Required provides invaluable practical BIM instruction for every phase of a project.

Transparent Shells - Form, Topology, Structure (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Hans Schober Transparent Shells - Form, Topology, Structure (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Hans Schober
R1,595 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R179 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes the design, detailing and structural engineering of filigree, double-curved and long-span glazed shells of minimal weight and ingenious details. Innovative, clear and understandable geometric principles for the design of double-curved shell structures are explained in a practical manner. The principles are simple to apply with the use of functions now available in most CAD programs. The author demonstrates how floating and homogeneous structures can be created on these "free" forms, particularly grid shells of planar rectangles. These are especially suitable for glazing with flat panes and offer structural, economical and architectural advantages. Examples are provided to illustrate in simple ways the latest methods of form finding calculation and holistic optimisation through the complex interaction of structure, form and topology. Numerous examples built all over the world from 1989 to 2014 offer orientation and assistance in the design of such double-curved shells. Essential design parameters, many details and node connections of constructed projects are presented and evaluated. These structures have been built all over the world in close partnership with renowned architects.

Emotionally Intelligent Design (Paperback): Pamela Pavliscak Emotionally Intelligent Design (Paperback)
Pamela Pavliscak
R822 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R345 (42%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As technology becomes deeply integrated into every aspect of our lives, we've begun to expect more emotionally intelligent interactions. But smartphones don't know if we're having a bad day, and cars couldn't care less about compassion. Technology is developing more IQ, but it still lacks EQ. In this book, Pamela Pavliscak-design researcher and advisor to Fortune 500 companies-explores new research about emotion, new technology that engages emotion, and new emotional design practices. Drawing on her own research and the latest thinking in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, Pamela shows you how design can help promote emotional well-being. You'll learn: How design has transformed emotion and how tech is transforming it again New principles for merging emotional intelligence and design thinking How to use a relationship model for framing product interactions and personality Methods for blending well-being interventions with design patterns How emotional resonance can guide designers toward ethical futures Implications of emotionally intelligent technology as it scales from micro- to mega-emotional spheres

3D Printing Projects - Amazing Ideas to Design and Make (Hardcover): Dk 3D Printing Projects - Amazing Ideas to Design and Make (Hardcover)
R258 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R74 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fourteen incredible 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments without the need for a 3D printer at home.

Using freely available online 3D modelling/CAD programmes, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online. Taking children 9 years old+ through how a 3D printer works and what type of 3D printers there are to 3D scanning and preparing files, this is the perfect introduction to this exciting and ever-expanding technology.

Each project has a print time, details of filament needed and a difficulty rating from easy for beginners to difficult for those looking for a new challenge. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modelling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand or chess set!

Join the 3D printing revolution today with DK's 3D Printing Projects book.

Projects in the book: desk tidy, impossible box, dinosaur stamp, coat hook, photo frame, treasure box, phone stands, star lantern, plant pot, fridge magnet, racing car, troll family, chess set and castle.

Advanced Structural Safety Studies - With Extreme Conditions and Accidents (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2020): Jeom Kee Paik Advanced Structural Safety Studies - With Extreme Conditions and Accidents (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2020)
Jeom Kee Paik
R1,054 R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Save R97 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Human Factors in Control Room Design - A Practical Guide for Project Managers and Senior Engineers (Hardcover): Tex T Crampin Human Factors in Control Room Design - A Practical Guide for Project Managers and Senior Engineers (Hardcover)
Tex T Crampin
R1,729 R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Save R203 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A succinct guide to a Human Factors programme of work This book provides a reference for project managers to assist in identifying the key rudiments of good Human Factors design. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an appointed Human Factors manager as part of a detailed design programme, read by all engineers and designers in order to establish a wide understanding across the whole team of the importance of Human Factors. Human Factors in Military and Industrial Control Room Design offers succinct advice, tailored for rapid injection into complex Human Factors programmes, together with applicability to any control room design, military or industrial. Applications include warship control rooms, command centres, fire and accident response centres, chemical plants, nuclear installations, oil rigs, refineries and other similar industries. Key features: * A template for a thorough Human Factors programme of work. * Applicability to any control room design. * Aims to address operator workload and optimise system performance, comfort and safety. * Can save significant costs by optimised system integration and enhanced system operation. It is advised that project managers use Human Factors in Military and Industrial Control Room Design as a template to develop a control room "Operating Philosophy" and "Human Computer Interface (HCI) Style Guide" for their own purposes within the constraints of their specific industry.

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture - Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with... The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture - Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Michael Brightman
R1,099 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R352 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A guide for leveraging SketchUp for any project size, type, or style. New construction or renovation. The revised and updated second edition of The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture offers guidelines for taking SketchUp to the next level in order to incorporate it into every phase of the architectural design process. The text walks through each step of the SketchUp process from the early stages of schematic design and model organization for both renovation and new construction projects to final documentation and shows how to maximize the LayOut toolset for drafting and presentations. Written by a noted expert in the field, the text is filled with tips and techniques to access the power of SketchUp and its related suite of tools. The book presents a flexible workflow method that helps to make common design tasks easier and gives users the information needed to incorporate varying degrees of SketchUp into their design process. Filled with best practices for organizing projects and drafting schematics, this resource also includes suggestions for working with LayOut, an underused but valuable component of SketchUp Pro. In addition, tutorial videos compliment the text and clearly demonstrate more advanced methods. This important text: Presents intermediate and advanced techniques for architects who want to use SketchUp in all stages of the design process Includes in-depth explanations on using the LayOut tool set that contains example plans, details, sections, presentations, and other information Updates the first edition to reflect the changes to SketchUp 2018 and the core functionalities, menus, tools, inferences, arc tools, reporting, and much more Written by a SketchUp authorized trainer who has an active online platform and extensive connections within the SketchUp community Contains accompanying tutorial videos that demonstrate some of the more advanced SketchUp tips and tricks Written for professional architects, as well as professionals in interior design and landscape architecture, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture offers a revised and updated resource for using SketchUp in all aspects of the architectural design process.

3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback): Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi 3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback)
Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi
R582 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R171 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about 3D-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-printing practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed 3D-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture - like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them - that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance. Contributors include: Paola Antonelli/MoMA, Francis Bitonti, Niccolo Casas, Behnaz Farahi, Madeline Gannon, Eric Goldemberg/MONAD Studio, Kyle von Hasseln/3D Systems Culinary Lab, Rem D Koolhaas, Julia K rner, Neil Leach, Steven Ma/Xuberance, Neri Oxman/MIT Media Lab, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Gilles Retsin, Jessica Rosenkrantz/Nervous System, and Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects.

Creo (TM) Parametric 2.0 (Paperback, New Ed): Louis Gary Lamit Creo (TM) Parametric 2.0 (Paperback, New Ed)
Louis Gary Lamit
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CREO (TM) PARAMETRIC 2.0 was designed in direct consultation with PTC to go hand in hand with the latest release of Creo (TM) Elements/Pro software, formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER. The text acts as a user friendly guide to the program walking the reader through the software and helping them to gain a better understanding of Creo (TM) Parametric, its assets, and uses. Step by step instructions are provided for utilizing the new capabilities and attributes of the redesigned software.

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback): James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback)
James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel; Foreword by Brendan Dillon
R1,279 R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Save R444 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Autodesk-endorsed guide to real-world Revit Architecture mastery Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2016 provides focused discussions, detailed exercises, and compelling, real-world examples to help you get the most out of the Revit Architecture 2016 software. Information is organized to reflect the way you learn and implement Revit, featuring real-world workflows, in-depth explanations, and practical tutorials that help you understand Revit and BIM concepts so you can quickly start accomplishing vital tasks. The thorough coverage makes this book an ideal study guide for those preparing for Autodesk's certification exam. The companion website features before-and-after tutorials, additional advanced content, and video on crucial techniques to help you quickly master important tasks. This comprehensive guide walks you through the software to help you begin designing quickly. * Understand basic BIM concepts and the Revit interface * Explore templates, work-sharing, and project management workflows * Learn modeling, massing, and visualization techniques for other industries * Work with complex structures, annotation, detailing, and much more To master what is quickly becoming an essential industry tool, Mastering Revit Architecture 2016 is your ultimate practical companion.

Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback): Curtis Waguespack Mastering Autodesk Inventor 2015 and Autodesk Inventor LT 2015 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback)
Curtis Waguespack
R1,505 R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Save R534 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive guide to Autodesk Inventor and Inventor LT

This detailed reference and tutorial provides straightforward explanations, real-world examples, and practical tutorials that focus squarely on teaching Autodesk Inventor tips, tricks, and techniques. The book also includes a project at the beginning to help those new to Inventor quickly understand key interface conventions and capabilities.

In addition, there is more information on Inventor LT, new practice drawings at the end of each chapter to reinforce lessons learned, and thorough coverage of all of Inventor's new features. The author's extensive experience across industries and his expertise enables him to teach the software in the context of real-world workflows and work environments.

"Mastering Inventor "explores all aspects of part design, including sketching, basic and advanced modeling techniques, working with sheet metal, and part editing. Here are just a few of the key topics covered: Assemblies and subassembliesReal-world workflows and offering extensive detail on working with large assembliesWeldment designFunctional design using Design Accelerators and Design CalculatorsEverything from presentation files to simple animations to documentation for exploded viewsFrame GeneratorInventor Studio visualization toolsInventor Professional's dynamic simulation and stress analysis featuresRouted systems features (piping, tubing, cabling, and harnesses)

The book's detailed discussions are reinforced with step-by-step tutorials, and readers can compare their work to the downloadable before-and-after tutorial files. In addition, you'll find an hour of instructional videos with tips and techniques to help you master the software.

"Mastering Inventor" is the ultimate resource for those who want to quickly become proficient with Autodesk's 3D manufacturing software and prepare for the Inventor certification exams.

Motion Simulation & Mechanism Design with Solidworks Motion 2019 (Paperback): Kuang-Hua Chang Motion Simulation & Mechanism Design with Solidworks Motion 2019 (Paperback)
Kuang-Hua Chang
R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Basic Principles of Concrete Structures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Xianglin Gu, Xianyu Jin, Yong Zhou Basic Principles of Concrete Structures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Xianglin Gu, Xianyu Jin, Yong Zhou
R1,917 R1,541 Discovery Miles 15 410 Save R376 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on the latest version of designing codes both for buildings and bridges (GB50010-2010 and JTG D62-2004), this book starts from steel and concrete materials, whose properties are very important to the mechanical behavior of concrete structural members. Step by step, analysis of reinforced and prestressed concrete members under basic loading types (tension, compression, flexure, shearing and torsion) and environmental actions are introduced. The characteristic of the book that distinguishes it from other textbooks on concrete structures is that more emphasis has been laid on the basic theories of reinforced concrete and the application of the basic theories in design of new structures and analysis of existing structures. Examples and problems in each chapter are carefully designed to cover every important knowledge point. As a basic course for undergraduates majoring in civil engineering, this course is different from either the previously learnt mechanics courses or the design courses to be learnt. Compared with mechanics courses, the basic theories of reinforced concrete structures cannot be solely derived by theoretical analysis. And compared with design courses, this course emphasizes the introduction of basic theories rather than simply being a translation of design specifications. The book will focus on both the theoretical derivations and the engineering practices.

Mastering SolidWorks (Paperback): Matt Lombard Mastering SolidWorks (Paperback)
Matt Lombard
R1,300 R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Save R444 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The complete SolidWorks reference-tutorial for beginner to advanced techniques Mastering SolidWorks is the reference-tutorial for all users. Packed with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials for over 40 chapters, and coverage of little-known techniques, this book takes you from novice to power user with clear instruction that goes beyond the basics. Fundamental techniques are detailed with real-world examples for hands-on learning, and the companion website provides tutorial files for all exercises. Even veteran users will find value in new techniques that make familiar tasks faster, easier, and more organized, including advanced file management tools that simplify and streamline pre-flight checks. SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and is an essential tool for engineers, mechanical designers, industrial designers, and drafters around the world. User friendly features such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and cut-and-paste tools belie the software's powerful capabilities that can help you create cleaner, more precise, more polished designs in a fraction of the time. This book is the comprehensive reference every SolidWorks user needs, with tutorials, background, and more for beginner to advanced techniques. Get a grasp on fundamental SolidWorks 2D and 3D tasks using realistic examples with text-based tutorials Delve into advanced functionality and capabilities not commonly covered by how-to guides Incorporate improved search, Pack-and-Go and other file management tools into your workflow Adopt best practices and exclusive techniques you won't find anywhere else Work through this book beginning-to-end as a complete SolidWorks course, or dip in as needed to learn new techniques and time-saving tricks on-demand. Organized for efficiency and designed for practicality, these tips will remain useful at any stage of expertise. With exclusive coverage and informative detail, Mastering SolidWorks is the tutorial-reference for users at every level of expertise.

Enjoying - 2017-2018 (English, German, Hardcover): Peter Zec Enjoying - 2017-2018 (English, German, Hardcover)
Peter Zec
R564 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R84 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The products that have won the Red Dot earn themselves a place in the Enjoying 2017/2018 yearbook. Together, they present a varied picture of the field of work and technology-based design. The innovation and design quality of the products presented here help to make work safer, more comfortable and more pleasant, showing new ways to harness the innovation potential of modern technology. In addition to the areas of office, industry and crafts, heating and air conditioning technology, life science and medicine as well as computers and information technology, the yearbook also includes the design team of the year besides in-depth features on the designers and jury members. For design professionals and lovers of design - Enjoying 2017/2018 is not only an enrichment for designers and design students: It also gives product managers, heads of purchasing or marketing strategists an overview of culturally relevant product design, providing those interested in design with an insight into an exciting and vibrant industry.

Workflows - Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (Paperback): Richard Garber Workflows - Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (Paperback)
Richard Garber
R583 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R171 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Workflows are being rethought and remodelled across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) spectrum. The synthesis of building information modelling (BIM) platforms with digital simulation techniques and increasing access to data, charting building performance, is allowing architects to engage in the generation of new workflows across multidisciplinary teams. By merging digital design operations with construction activities, project delivery and post-occupation scenarios, architects are becoming instrumental in the shaping of buildings as well as the design process. Workflows expand the territory of architectural practice by extending designers remit beyond the confines of the design stage. The implications for the AEC industry and architecture as a profession could not be greater. These new collaborative models are becoming as important as the novel buildings they allow us to produce. Contributors include: Shajay Bhooshan, John Cays, Randy Deutsch, Sean Gallagher, Ian Keough, Peter Kis, Jonathan Mallie, Adam Modesitt, Rhett Russo, Dale Sinclair, and Stacie Wong. Featured architects: Arup, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, GLUCK+, GRO Architects, PLANT, Populous, Young & Ayata, and Zaha Hadid Architects.

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