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## Computers & Programming

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1. ## Learning Mastercam X5 Mill 2D Step-by-Step

This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam X5 Mill for students with little or no prior experience. It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual. The award-winning authors have carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and have used many hundreds of visuals instead of wordy explanations.

\$79.95
2. ## Beginning AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook

The Beginning AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook is designed for classroom instruction and self-study alike, and is now suitable for both inch and metric users to accommodate readers around the world.  Each lesson starts with step-by-step instructions on how to master a particular task, followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands readers learned within that lesson.

\$54.95
3. ## SolidWorks Basics

This illustrated handbook provides a complete course, taking readers step-by-step through the basic operations of SolidWorks. Written by an expert of this versatile program, it reveals how SolidWorks, a full two-way parametric design tool, can be used to create fluid models with myriad features. It can be used in virtually any setting, from four-year engineering community colleges and vocational/technical schools to industrial training centers. As a well-designed self-study manual, it also serves as a how-to reference for on the job use.

\$49.95
4. ## Vectors and Matrices for Geometric and 3D Modeling

Vectors are perhaps the most important mathematical objects used in modeling and animation. They have the properties of magnitude and direction, and provide visual understanding of model construction and analysis. Matrices are natural and hardworking partners of vectors.

This work presents lessons on vectors and matrices in geometric and 3D modeling—the mathematics at the foundation of computer graphics applications. The lessons appear as chapters, generally organized from introductory to more complex topics. Within each chapter, there is a similar order of elementary-to-advanced discussion.

\$79.95
5. ## Geometric Transformations for 3D Modeling

Delivering the theory and application of geometric transformations is the comprehensive mission of Geometric Transformations for 3D Modeling by Michael E Mortenson. The 380 page hardcover volume is the second edition. It provides a thorough introduction. Written from the standpoint of transformation mathematics, the content is accessible by students, teachers and professionals in the field. It is also ideal for practitioners in engineering, math and physics beyond the manufacturing industry.

\$79.95
6. ## AutoCAD 3D Modeling Exercise Workbook

World-class AutoCAD expert Steve Heather, co-author with Cheryl Shrock of the Beginning AutoCAD Exercise Workbook, Advanced AutoCAD Exercise Workbook, and the AutoCAD Pocket Reference, has written this ground-breaking text, covering step-by-step 3D applications for all AutoCAD users. The AutoCAD® 3D Modeling Exercise Workbook is designed for classroom instruction and self-study alike, and is suitable for both inch and metric users. There are 8 lessons and 4 modeling projects, all of which are heavily illustrated, for visual learners.

\$54.95
7. ## Mathematics for Computer Graphics Applications, Second Edition

This edition brings to the fore the basic mathematical tools of computer graphics, including vectors, matrices, and transformations. Additionally, it provides a strong, comprehensive base in exploring math, computer science, physics, engineering, and in special subjects such as algebraic and computational geometry, geometric modeling, and CAD/CAM. A highly diversified book that can be utilized as a primary textbook, supplemental teaching resource, individual tutorial, or key reference text.

\$64.95
8. ## Beginning AutoCAD® 2017 Exercise Workbook

For new users of AutoCAD®, or those simply brushing up on their skills, there is no better resource. Beginning AutoCAD® 2017 Exercise Workbook provides step-by-step instructions with corresponding screen shots illustrating exactly what the user will see when using the software. All of the new bells and whistles of AutoCAD 2017 are featured.

\$49.95
9. ## Learning Mastercam X7 Mill 2D Step by Step

This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam X7 Mill for students with little or no prior experience. It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual. The award-winning authors have carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and have used many hundreds of visuals instead of wordy explanations.

\$84.95

The Advanced AutoCAD® 2018 Exercise Workbook has been helping students, teachers, architects, designers and manufacturers to truly master the software for more than two decades.  And now this work is better than ever, with the inclusion of both inch and metric measurements side-by-side.

\$49.95
11. ## AutoCAD Pocket Reference, 7th Edition

Organized in 13 sections, this indispensable aid and handy reference is perfect for students, teachers, and all on the job AutoCAD users who are on the go and need an occasional reminder on how to use a command.

\$29.95
12. ## Industrial Robotics

You have been tasked with increasing productivity and increasing quality, while at the same time lowering the cost of your manufacturing processes.
The solution is to automate … but how?

Identifying a manufacturing process that can be automated is often a daunting task. It requires a team approach to qualifying, validating, and then finally, implementing a program. This book takes you through the best practices for each step, regardless of the application type or the industry segment. It will show you how to achieve the system expectations that were planned for and benchmarked, and it will also help identify the most common pitfalls - all without having to eliminate employees.

\$49.95
13. ## Grasshopper: Visual Scripting for Rhinoceros 3D

This work provides an introduction to modeling objects with Grasshopper.  Through a series of examples and tutorials, readers will learn how to build complex objects by combining simple components.  Applications include both NURBS surface modeling and mesh manipulation techniques.

\$54.95
14. ## Programmable Logic Controllers

This book has been written for the undergraduate PLC course that introduces the student to a broad range of knowledge and skills that are essential to using PLCs to implement control schemes in a variety of industries. The text is comprehensive in that it covers control logic design, PLC hardware and software, PLC instructions, and PLC programming.

\$99.95

This is THE book for users of AutoCAD® who are looking for the same great, step-by-step instruction and illustrations in the Beginning AutoCAD® Exercise Workbookand want to delve deeper into AutoCAD 2017’s features. Designed for students, teachers, and professionals in the field, the Advanced AutoCAD® 2017 Exercise Workbook includes invaluable, updated coverage of essential features for intermediate and advanced users.

\$49.95
16. ## Learning Mastercam X8 Lathe 2D Step by Step

This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam X8 Lathe for anyone with little or no prior experience with the software. It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual. The award-winning author has carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and has used many hundreds of visuals instead of wordy explanations. He has also provided exercises from the text for student practice.

\$69.95
17. ## Autodesk® Revit Basics Training Manual

Revit, a type of Building Information Modeling or “BIM” software, is used widely in the U.S. to provide “real-life” information to clients, as well as a way for contractors to eliminate problems before they arise with a way to track costs.  With an installed base of about 300,000 users and growing, it is rapidly becoming the industry standard for architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, plumbers, and HVAC installers.

\$54.95
18. ## Human Machine Interface

This unique text/lab manual contains introductory concepts in the fields of Human Machine Interface and Programmable Logic Controllers, plus 14 hands-on step-by-step activities. These activities provide experiences in creating various process-control applications with HMI devices and software. This programming allows the HMI systems operator to interface and interact with the system. The aim of this book is to introduce high school and college students, plus those in the professional fields of process control and automation to the capabilities of HMI.