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|Revit MEP 2014 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Revit MEP is a module in Revit streamlined for MEP trades and processes—putting the right tools right at your fingertips whether you're working on mechanical, electrical, or plumbing documents. This course teaches you how to set up your first project in Revit MEP, import structural and architectural detail from other models, and start designing your systems. Author Eric Wing breaks down the techniques specific to each trade—mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection. Learn everything from creating circuits to sizing ductwork, adding pipes, and modeling sprinklers. The final chapter provides an overview of Revit workflow details like creating schedules, working with dimensions, and printing sheets.
|Revit Stairs Workshop Training Lynda.com|
Discover how to use Revit—the powerful BIM software from Autodesk—to create simple to custom stairs and railings. Instructor Eric Wing covers features, tools, and techniques that can help you add elegant stairs and railings to your designs. Eric explains how to add straight stairs, spiral stairs, U-shaped stairs, and multistory stairs. He also goes over how to configure railings—including how to edit a rail path; shows how to create a bullnose; and covers how to work with stringer, tread, riser, and landing families.
|Revit Worksharing: Users Training Lynda.com|
If you use Revit in an office environment with other users, worksharing is likely already a part of your daily life. Worksharing is the term we use to describe a project that has been set up for simultaneous multiuser access. Our three-part series, Revit Worksharing, explores this collaboration feature in detail.
Part 1 (Revit Worksharing: Users) introduces all of the terminology and techniques that you need to know to join and participate in a workshare-enabled project successfully. Learn how to create and edit local files, and connect and sync them with the central model. Plus, find out how to create useable collections of elements called worksets and detach files from the central project when necessary.
While the only way to truly master Revit collaboration is to participate in a worksharing project with a real team, this series is designed to give you the tools you need to collaborate with confidence and get up to speed quickly and efficiently.
|Rock Guitar Lessons: Teach Yourself to Play Training Lynda.com|
Rock Guitar: Teach Yourself to Play provides a completely new approach to learning guitar, for students who want to play in the rock style. By starting on the 6th string, you are immediately able to play riffs and licks—the kind of progress that inspires you to continue learning. The videos feature clear well-paced instruction along with close-up examples of fingering and strumming. Find out how to hold your guitar, read music and tablature, play simple and advanced chords, and play different strings and notes together. Instructor and guitar virtuoso Jared Meeker also demos some popular rock and blues licks and tricks, and introduces the E minor and A minor pentatonic scales—5-note scales that are critical to playing rock guitar. Learning guitar has never been easier or more fun. This course is a great choice for today's beginning guitar students.
|Ruby on Rails 5 Essential Training Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to create full-featured, object-oriented web applications with the latest version of the popular, open-source Ruby on Rails framework. Ruby on Rails 5 Essential Training covers the essential features of the framework, along with best practices and real-world development techniques, resulting in a complete application with dynamic, database-driven content. Follow along to build your own version of the example project, a data-driven content management system, while you learn how to route browser requests, structure databases, render pages with dynamic content, process and validate form data, and configure authentication. Instructor Kevin Skoglund, founder of web development agency Nova Fabrica, also introduces the design principles of CRUD and helps you master Rail's built-in helpers. By the end of the course, you should be able to use Ruby on Rails to build robust web applications that are both easy to scale and maintain.
|Running a Design Business: Freelancing Training Lynda.com|
By choice or by circumstance, most designers will be freelancing one or more times during their career. In this course, Petrula Vrontikis provides an overview of the financial and creative advantages and disadvantages of being self-employed, along with methods, tools, and insights for starting out. The course helps you customize a strategy for your unique situation, from setting up accounts and tracking business expenses, to entering into contracts and invoicing for your work. The last chapter contains Petrula's advice on maintaining good business relationships and tactics for staying motivated and inspired.
|Recovering Photos from Memory Cards Training Lynda.com|
It's true about hard drives and it's true about memory cards: if you haven't experienced the pain of data loss, you will. You might accidentally delete a shot using your camera's controls. Your memory card might fail—or you might drop it in a puddle.
When bad things happen, this course can help. Photographer and author Derrick Story details a variety of disaster scenarios and provides practical advice for surviving them. Learn how to recover accidentally deleted photos, retrieve photos from a memory card that's generating errors, and work with cards that have been physically damaged.
Derrick demonstrates a variety of photo-recovering software for the Macintosh and Windows PC, and concludes with advice on keeping your memory cards—and the photos and video they contain—healthy. The techniques in this course apply to SD, microSD, and CF cards, as well as memory sticks.
|Responsive Images Training Lynda.com|
|Responsive Typography Techniques Training Lynda.com|
Learn how to create typography that's beautiful, functional, and easily scalable across tablets, phones, and computers of all types and sizes. Designer Val Head shows you how to choose quality web fonts, develop a typographic scale and rhythm throughout your design, and build bulletproof font stacks. Plus, learn how to use media queries and CSS rules to keep your type looking great at any size. This course is a collection of best practices and techniques that will soon be an indispensible part of any web typesetter's toolbox.
|Resume Makeover Training Lynda.com|
If you're looking for your dream job, you have to be prepared to act quickly. That means having an incredible, on-point, "you had us at hello" resume. Is yours in working order? This course helps anyone make over a lackluster resume into something truly special. Career strategist and nationally recognized resume writer Jenny Foss takes you through the very same process she uses at JobJenny.com to develop resumes for her own clients. She teaches you how to condense years of experience into a compelling marketing document, address resume gaps and job hops, and choose the right format for the final document. She also explains how the hiring process works (from the perspective of both the resume scanning software and the human reviewer), so that when you do apply for that incredible new job, you have a real shot at landing an interview.
|Running a Profitable Business: Understanding Cash Flow Training Lynda.com|
The cash flow statement is one of the three primary financial statements, but because it has only been around since 1988, many traditional business analysis models don't include it. And improper cash flow can mean the death of a business. This course reviews all the important topics you need to know for proper cash flow management and analysis. Professors Jim and Kay Stice review the difference between net income and operating cash flow, show how to interpret a cash flow statement, introduce the Jim Stice operating cash flow matrix, and describe some real cash flow catastrophes and triumphs at companies such as General Motors and Home Depot.
Want to hear more from Jim and Kay? Learn about all three types of accounting—financial, managerial, and income tax—in their Accounting Fundamentals course.
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
|Running a Web Design Business: Defining Your Business Structure Training Lynda.com|
Sole proprietorship, general partnership, corporation, or LLC? Choosing a business structure is one of the tougher decisions web designers face when establishing a new company. In this course, entrepreneur Martha Garzon walks you through the advantages and disadvantages of each business model, and helps you decide which one is right for you. You'll also take a deep dive into two key business structures–sole proprietorship and LLC—to see how they affect licensing and permitting processes, taxes, and recordkeeping for a hypothetical web design business. This practical information will help you clear early legal and financial hurdles, and help make sure your business hits the ground running.
|Sales Forecasting Training Lynda.com|
Sales forecasting is crucial for almost any business, because it affects sales deployment, financial planning, budgeting, operations planning, and marketing planning. Since sales forecasts have far-reaching impact, it's critical that the forecast information is as accurate as possible. In this course, sales and marketing professor Drew Boyd shares a step-by-step process for creating and managing effective sales forecasts. He takes you through how to define your market category, create the right processes, select the right forecasting technique, and collect data. In addition, he reveals how to use both qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods.
|Revit: Managing Location Coordinates Training Lynda.com|
If you are new to Revit (particularly if you are coming from an AutoCAD background), the approach Revit takes to coordinates, positioning, and origin points can be a little baffling. The trick is that coordinates, movements, and measurements in Revit are always relative to something else. In this course, you'll explore the Revit coordinate system and see how files relate to one another when linked. Author Paul F. Aubin also shows you how to set up shared coordinates, link files with shared coordinates, and maintain the relationship as the project progresses. If you have let the Revit approach to coordinates intimidate you, this course will give you the tools you need to begin using them with confidence.
|Revit: Phasing and Design Options Training Lynda.com|
Phasing in Autodesk Revit allows you to show the complete life cycle of a project, such as a before and after or existing and proposed status, while design options allow you to save multiple iterations of a concept in a single project file. In this course, Paul F. Aubin shows how to use phasing and design options to organize multipart, multifaceted projects in Revit. The course also covers adding and assigning phases to views, scheduling phases and designating future work, working with design option sets, and presenting complex designs to clients.
|Revit: Rendering Training Lynda.com|
Want to create photorealistic renders of your Revit projects? You don't have to go anywhere else. Learn how to create high-quality output directly from Revit with these fast-paced tutorials. Author Paul F. Aubin starts the rendering process by creating a detailed 3D view of an existing architectural model. Then he'll add sweeps, fascia, and other details, and show how to use Revit's Materials Editor to customize finishes and surfaces. The course also reviews the natural and artificial lighting features of Revit, including sunlight and location settings, artificial lights, and lighting schemas, and the rendering settings that ensure you get the best quality output—from your computer or from the cloud. Plus, learn how to create dynamic animated walkthroughs and experiment with additional render styles, such as a hand-sketched look.
|Ricoh Theta Tips, Tricks, & Techniques Training Lynda.com|
Take the virtual reality plunge! The Ricoh Theta is an inexpensive camera that makes it easy to shoot 360-degree immersive still photographs and video. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long shares some tips for using the Theta and getting the best results from it, including post-processing stills and video with your smartphone or on the desktop.
|Retouching a Studio Portrait in Photoshop Training Lynda.com|
Studio portraits are usually shot under optimal conditions. Controlled lighting, seamless backdrops, maybe even professional hair and makeup. But there's still work you can do to make your subjects look their best in post. In this Portrait Project, Chris Orwig takes a raw file, makes foundational adjustments in Camera Raw, and then takes the image into Photoshop for retouching. There you'll learn how to retouch small blemishes, smooth and de-shine skin, and enhance color. Before and after comparisons along the way allow you to check your progress. Dive in now and start improving your portrait prowess.
|Revit 2017 Essential Training: MEP (Metric) Training Lynda.com|
MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design is one of the major components of the BIM chain—and Revit is the design tool of choice for many MEP engineers. This course focuses on the MEP features of Revit 2017, the latest version of the software. It's designed for the novice user who prefers to work in metric units (meters, centimeters, etc.). The videos are broken down into trades, as follows:
You can dive into a specific trade, or take the entire course to learn about all aspects of the vast Revit MEP ecosystem. Upon completion, you'll know how to create basic floor plans, design electric circuits and lighting systems, model air intake and exhaust systems, create plumbing plans, and design fire alarm and sprinkler systems, and document your designs for construction and fabrication.
|Revit 2018: Essential Training for Structure Training Lynda.com|
Revit 2018 is a great program for structural engineering, offering cutting-edge tools for creating design alternatives, building simulations, and publishing clear, easy-to-share documentation. This training course focuses on the major components of Revit used for structural design and is designed for the user who prefers to work in imperial units (inches and feet).
Starting with referencing an architectural model, you'll learn how to add foundations, rebar, and framing; set up views and drawings; model slabs and trusses; and build a whole lot more. This course is designed for members with no Revit experience, or for more advanced users who want to jump to a topic and start from there. Either way, this comprehensive course will teach you what you need to know to be dangerous in Revit structure.
|Rhino: Architectural Interior & Detail Training Lynda.com|
Advance your Rhino modeling and workflow skills with this short course on architectural interior and detailing. Dave Schultze shows you how to build walls and stairs complete with landings and railings, calculate the correct number of stairs on a spiral staircase, and make openings for windows and doors. Plus, get a collection of tips and tricks for curve blending, organizing your file for easy changes, and more.
|Rhino: Jewelry Modeling Training Lynda.com|
Rhino is the leading software to design and produce professional jewelry, used for creating prototypes to share with clients and craftsmen and preparing final CAD drawings for 3D printing and milling. Designer Jean Gorospe is excited to share his Rhino jewelry modeling techniques with you. In this course, you'll use Rhino 5 to create four pieces: a basic oval ring, a more complex engagement ring, a cabochon drop earring, and an enamel cuff. These techniques cover basic geometry buildout, sweeps and lofts, fillets, and offsets. You will learn workflows to create basic and complex parts and surfaces and, by the end of the course, be able to apply the knowledge to your own jewelry concepts and designs.
|Rigging a Face in Maya Training Lynda.com|
Robust facial rigs are vital to character expression and a natural and necessary addition to any stable body rig. There are two primary approaches to facial rigging: shapes and joint-based setups. Blend shapes are typically not supported by gaming engines, so it's important to learn both approaches. This course shows how to use each method to build facial controls that are versatile and easy to use. Jason Baskin shows how to use blend shapes to control expressions, and create a library of morph targets with the Cluster and Lattice tools and the Wrap and Wire deformers. Then learn how to connect eyes, eyelids, and other features to GUI controls that animators can use to manipulate the character's expressions however they like. Last, Jason explores a joint-based approach that allows you to sculpt the underlying facial structure before attaching it to the final mesh.
|Securing Windows Server 2016: Server Hardening Solutions Training Lynda.com|
Maintaining a secure server environment is one of the most crucial tasks for professionals charged with administering enterprise networks. In this course, learn about server hardening solutions for Windows Server 2016. Ed Liberman explains how to configure file and disk encryption, as well as how to configure patches and updates. Plus, he covers implementing antimalware.
|Seán Duggan's Fire and Ice Photo Composite: Start to Finish Training Lynda.com|
Landscape and fine art photographer Seán Duggan has long been drawn to Iceland's primal landscape, where great light, ice, and mountains meet. While he loves taking photographs that stand on their own, he also keeps an eye out for shots he can combine into imaginary landscapes, driven by story and metaphor. In this short documentary, we follow Seán from shooting the ice flows and volcanoes of the Icelandic wilderness to compositing into his images into a new creation, "Fire and Ice," using Photoshop. Follow along with the entire process—start to finish—only on lynda.com.