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A practical guide for 3D design and modeling: the book series for mastering Creo Parametric

2014-03-14

Jouni Ahola is a seasoned consultant who knows the ins and outs of Creo software products. The products are used for 3D design and modeling. Ahola has trained so many people to master the 3D design for manufacturing that he knows the key tasks everyone has to learn. Now, he has authored a series of guide books for Creo Parametric 3D modeling software.

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The book series comprises four parts. Each book can be studied independently. The books are as follows.

Creo Parametric Modeling for Manufacturing, ISBN 978-952-5901-87-0.
The book covers Creo Parametric user interface and solid modeling. The models created in this book are used in other books of the series.

Creo Parametric Milling, ISBN 978-952-5901-88-7.
The book focuses on milling machining with vertical machining center, as well as basic milling and 3-axis surface milling.

Creo Parametric Basic Turning, ISBN 978-952-5901-89-4.
The book covers basic turning machining and slant type lathe with ZX-coordinate system.

Creo Parametric Mill-Turn, ISBN 978-952-5901-90-0.
The book guides the reader through turning machining with Live Tools and combined milling and turning manufacturing.

More information, pricing and availability here.

Interview: How to survive in Finland as an American author ?

2013-04-02

31 years ago, Russell Snyder moved to Finland from California. He makes his living writing and giving lectures in this remote Nordic country, and claims he enjoys it here – well most of the time, anyway. Find out what he has to say about his style of writing, and the country where he has had some many experiences (fortunately, mainly positive ones).

Russell Snyder

You are known for your entertaining non-fiction books such as “The Lighter Side of Finland.” How did you find your style of writing?

I try to use engaging and humorous texts whenever possible. People are bombarded with too much information these days; to get their attention you have to stand out from the crowd.

However, in many of my writing assignments, one can’t use humor. So I strive to make texts clear and concise.

What else have you written?

I’ve done lots of articles and columns on everything from culture and travel to business and technology.

My previous book, Finland – It Works, is very different from The Lighter Side of Finland. It’s an extremely positive coffee table book that focuses on the Finnish brand. I have also written a range of guidebooks, gift books, and textbooks.

What are your favorite non-fiction books?

There are so many. I enjoy Dave Barry’s humor books, Bill Bryson’s travel books, biographies and autobiographies if they are well written. And I read a lot of positive thinking books to inspire and motivate me.

You are currently using an Amazon Kindle e-book reader. Was it difficult getting used to this device?

Not at all. I use it while waiting in line, take it with me when traveling, and read in bed before going to sleep. It’s terrific having a book store that’s open 24 hours a day.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’d like to write more about Helsinki and some other cities in Finland. Shorts stories interest me as well as flash fiction and poetry.

What are your favorite things to do in Finland?

Swimming in a lake after a sauna, skiing on a well maintained track at my own pace, and attending as many Christmas parties as possible. And there are many more. Have you got any suggestions?