No other book covers CNC control setup in such practical detail. This unique reference from the author of the best-selling CNC Programming Handbook features nearly all of the activities a typical CNC operator performs on a daily basis. Starting with overall descriptions and in-depth explanations of various features, it goes much further and is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in CNC.Describes working with all types of offsets for milling and turning applications, interpretation of part programs, applying trial cuts, making program changes, and much more.Places emphasis on troubleshooting many common problems that occur in CNC operations.Presents suggested methods of correction, along with methods of prevention.
For those new to the world of AutoCAD®, as well as those honing longtime skills, there is simply no better resource on the market than the Beginning AutoCAD® 2019 Exercise Workbook. Industry-expert authors and Professors Cheryl Strock and Steve Heather introduce two novel features in AutoCAD 2019, including “Drawing Compare” and “Shared Views,” both of which facilitate a greater capacity for colleagues and clients to share and comment upon changes and additions to drawings in real-time.  All of the game-changing features of AutoCAD 2018 are highlighted throughout this new Edition, most significantly the inclusion of both METRIC and INCH measurements side-by-side on all exercises as well as the phenomenal feature of SHX font importation during document upload, allowing for fully-editable text on PDF documents.  ALL NEW “CAD TIPS” WOVEN THROUGHOUT/for further engagement!  For the first time, this top-selling Workbook will include a dynamic, new feature called “CAD Tips” which will be interspersed throughout the lessons to further engage readers as well as provide value-added insider information from a longtime expert in the field. New and Improved FeaturesAll exercises will now include metric equivalents alongside the original imperial measurements.“Drawing Compare” and “Shared Views,” making working with clients and 3rd parties infinitely easier.New “CAD Tips” scattered throughout the book, providing shortcuts and suggestions from our expert author.Additional new features being released by AutoCAD to beta testers.
Everyone needs a refresher sometimes. The 8th edition of the AutoCAD® Pocket Reference provides easy access to everyday information needed by AutoCAD users, including concepts, how-to, and fundamental commands.  The pictures, explanations, and index are unparalleled by other references, as are the price and size.  This 8th edition has been improved with the inclusion of both inch and metric measurements throughout to appeal to a more global audience.  And now, with the inclusion of special "CAD Tips" throughout, this is the perfect "cheat sheet" reference, written by two of the foremost AutoCAD® expert teachers.   ALL NEW “CAD TIPS” WOVEN THROUGHOUT FOR VISUAL ENGAGEMENT! For the first time, this time-saving resource includes “CAD Tips” throughout the book to further engage readers and provide valuable insider information from a longtime expert in the field.   New and Improved FeaturesCovers AutoCAD 2018 and 2019 software.All exercises will now include metric equivalents alongside the original imperial measurements.“Drawing Compare” and “Shared Views,” making working with clients and 3rd parties infinitely easier.New “CAD Tips” scattered throughout the book, providing shortcuts and suggestions from our expert author.Additional new features being released by AutoCAD to beta testers.
We live in a three-dimensional world.  To design objects for everyday living, users must learn how to create in three dimensions.  For precise modern designs that must conform to specific tolerances, we use computers to create a digital model first, and then pass that model on to a machine, such as a CNC router or 3D printer for fabrication.       There are many software packages that are used to create digital models.  One such package that is popular for industrial, product, and graphic design and architecture is Rhinoceros 3D, or “Rhino.”  Grasshopper is a visual scripting platform for Rhino.  With it, the user can build precise, customizable Rhino objects by simply dragging boxes around the screen and connecting them with virtual “wires.”  No knowledge of programming is necessary!        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.      In Part I, Bachman offers a brief overview of scripting with Grasshopper, with simple examples used to introduce the reader to the most common Grasshopper components.  In Part II, more complicated Grasshopper scripts are presented, showcasing the variety of objects readers can create.  These examples were carefully chosen so that readers can see how the concepts from Part I can be put together to create increasingly complex designs.  Finally, Part III features a reference guide from Grasshopper’s own help files containing descriptions of some of the most common Grasshopper components.
The BeginningAutoCAD® 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.       The 2018 version of the software boasts the new feature of being able to import SHX fonts when importing documents into AutoCAD.  With past versions, you could only import SHX fonts as objects that were included in the PDF, which meant that users could not alter the text in any way.  In this 2018 version of the software, the text will be fully editable – the same as TrueType text and fonts.  That’s a tremendous advantage for architects and designers, who use SHX fonts extensively in their drawings.       Written by Cheryl Shrock and Steve Heather, two bestselling authors and official Beta Testers of AutoCAD® software, this is an invaluable resource for the thousands of students, designers, architects, and manufacturers who are just learning AutoCAD®, or getting up to speed with the latest version of the software.   New and Improved FeaturesThe ability to import SHX fonts when importing a PDF document into AutoCAD.The ability to convert single rows of text into paragraphs.All exercises will include metric equivalents alongside the original imperial (inch) measurements.Additional new features just being released by AutoCAD to beta testers.
Handy, Invaluable AutoCAD Pocket Reference. The AutoCAD Pocket Reference, Seventh Edition, at 360 pages in softcover, is indispensable and handy. Authors Cheryl R. Schrock's and Steve Heather'sAutoCAD series at Industrial Press is on our top seller's list for good reason. In the AutoCAD Pocket Reference, the authors provide easy access to the important fundamental commands, concepts, and "how to" information for everyday use. The book is divided into 13 sections. It's like an expert's cheat sheet, but much better. AutoCAD Pocket Reference is ideal for practitioners in the field. And it is perfect for students, teachers, and AutoCAD users on the go. The reference provides a quick and easy refresh – occasional or everyday – on the use of AutoCAD commands. This pocket reference does not substitute for either introductory or advanced AutoCAD textbooks. Its job is to bring comfort as a ready reference. Place a copy by your AutoCAD workstation. And be sure to keep a copy with your laptop, To learn AutoCAD quickly and easily, you'll want to obtain IP's Beginning AutoCAD 2014 Exercise Workbook. More experienced users should selectAdvanced AutoCAD 2014 Exercise Workbook. Both are by the same authors. Also available are Shrock's exercise workbooks for prior versions of AutoCAD.
OverviewDuring the past decade, Peter Smid wrote dozens of column for Shop Talkmagazine that addressed the full gamut of CNC topics, such as tapping and threading and knurling; program length and memory needs; G-codes, M-functions, cycles, macros … and more still. Ever since Shop Talk ceased publication, these columns have been unavailable. Now, in CNC Tips and Techniques, we are delighted to bring them back—over 60 of the best of Peter’s columns – all under one cover, so that you can have full and easy access to the advice Peter has been sharing during the past decade.CNC Tips and Techniques is a treasure trove of Peter Smid’s “lost work” that is certain to be an invaluable addition to your CNC toolkit.  We hope the advice and instructions contained in these readings will help you do your job more efficiently and more effectively – and that you find them a good read besides. FeaturesOffers more than 60 focused columns which have been thoroughly reviewed since its initial publication and updated as needed to reflect ongoing changes in the field.Columns are presented here in chronological order of when they first appeared.Includes an alternative table of contents, organized by topic.Provides several useful appendices and an extensive index.Appeals to both veterans and newcomers with tips and techniques that can be applied at work and speed up the learning curve.