Pro/ENGINEER Advanced Tutorial (Release 2001)
||Author: Roger Toogood|
List Price: $59.95
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Publisher: Schroff Development Corp. Publications (02 August, 2001)
Sales Rank: 263,157
Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
I found this tutorial to be the most incomplete and confusing manual I've seen in a long time. It's pretty obvious to me that the text was not proved out by inexperienced users prior to publication nor was it proofed by the author. There is a lot of extraneous verbiage that is not germane to the information presented, as well as sections missing, not enough pictures of the menu structure layout and no index to help find commands. Also very little useful info regarding how to correct mistakes and how to continue a model after quitting out of it in the middle of the entry of information.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Incomplete and lacking index.
Of the ProE books that I have used I find this one of the most frustrating. I find Toogoods methodology in this book to be fairly limited in its usefulness. The book should not be considered a self-guided tutorial. He has made the dimensioning almost unreadable and completely invisible on some parts. One must search the rest of the book to find the correct dimensions. He also leaves out sections of directions, which may be alright for a class situation, but for someone trying to teach themselves in a professional environment it eats up to much time away from productivity. It is inexcusable that this book was released in this state of being. I also think that Toogood and PTC could at least put indexes in their books. It is almost impossible to find anything quickly. This book is not to good. If PTC does not shape up and correct this type of unprofessional approach it may lose the market share it gained from Autodesk to their new Inventor program. Anyway, enough of my two cents. You would be much better off using Lamit's book. It is more complete and in-depth and it has an index!
Rating: 4 out of 5
A good skills builder
This book does an excellent job of teaching intermediate to advanced techniques. The project parts that are at the end of each chapter do an outstanding job of reinforcing the knowledge gained in the chapter, however the author assumes that you have a pretty good handle on basic techniques. In other words, not everything you need to know to complete the project is in the book, but I know I've learned more by working it out for myself then if this were simply a Pro/E cookbook.
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