Paperback: 1128 pages
Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (August 31, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2.1 x 9.3 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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Autodesk's annual version upgrades don't give authors much time to rest. Other publishers have dropped out and Wiley/Sybex are good to hang in there to at least give us this option. This book is superior to the competing book by Autodesk Official Press. That less expensive book seemed pretty good until I hit chapter 3 where it began to cover data import topics and then said, "....will not be covered in this book."I shaved off 1 Star because I have run into a half doz tolerable errors, a half dozen in first 9 chapters, each of which took time to puzzle out and confirm. There is no active standing Errata page on publishers website. Used submission box to report/ask about/share 2 errors. They replied by email, said Author relayed/acknowledged one but denied the other....kind of a baffler since by then the exercise was completed flawlessly once the incorrect (supposedly correct) value was substituted, but didn't complete accurately when using the value which had made it past editors and onto the printing plates used for my copy of the book. I don't feel special.A few times I have had to Google certain terms that were not included in the books Index. They could stand to reduce the font size of the Index and include more terms. Or. Include a glossary or reference for key Civil Engineering acronyms.To be fair I am only half way through the book and overall the lessons are well planned out. As the book prepares you with the basics very well, the text frequently referring to 2 of the later chapters -- where it looks like all of the preparatory chapters are brought together. At that point there appears to be decent guidance on how to set up styles, data shortcuts, etc., and generally produce the speediest possible files for further operations like 5D modeling.
Great book. I was a complete beginner. This book will put you to work and learn. Must have book
I like that this book takes you from the basics to more advanced tasks.
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