Exploring Autodesk Navisworks 2016 is a comprehensive textbook that has been written to cater to the needs of the students and professionals. The chapters in this textbook are structured in a pedagogical sequence, which makes the learning process very simple and effective for both the novice as well as the advanced users of Autodesk Navisworks. In this textbook, the author emphasizes on creating 4D simulation, performing clash detection, performing quantity takeoff, rendering, creating animation, and reviewing models through tutorials and exercises. In addition, the chapters have been punctuated with tips and notes, wherever necessary, to make the concepts clear, thereby enabling you to create your own innovative projects.
The highlight of this textbook is that each concept introduced in it is explained with the help of suitable examples to facilitate better understanding. The simple and lucid language used in this textbook makes it a ready reference for both the beginners and the intermediate users.
• Tutorial Approach
The author has adopted the tutorial point-of-view and learn-by-doing approach throughout the textbook. This approach guides the users through various processes involved in creating and analyzing spatial data. At the end of each chapter, tutorials are provided to practice the concepts learned in the chapter.
• Real-World Projects as Tutorials
The author has used about 17 real-world Navisworks projects as tutorials in this book. This will enable the readers to relate the tutorials to the real-world projects in the industry. In addition, there are about 9 exercises based on the real-world projects.
• Tips and Notes
The additional information related to topics is provided to the users in the form of tips and notes.
• Learning Objectives
The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in that chapter.
• Self-Evaluation Test, Review Questions, and Exercises
Every chapter ends with Self-Evaluation Test so that the users can assess their knowledge of the chapter. The answers to Self-Evaluation Test are given at the end of the chapter. Also, the Review Questions and Exercises are given at the end of each chapter and they can be used by instructors as test questions and exercises.
• Heavily Illustrated Text
The text in this book is heavily illustrated with screen capture images.
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About the Author
Prof. Sham Tickoo is professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Purdue University Northwest, USA where he has taught design, drafting, CAD and other engineering courses for over nineteen years. Before joining Purdue University, Prof. Tickoo has worked as a machinist, quality control engineer, design engineer, engineering consultant, and software developer. He has received a US patent for his invention Self Adjusting Cargo Organizer for Vehicles. Professor Tickoo also leads the team of authors at CADCIM Technologies to develop world-class teaching and learning resources for Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and related technologies.