Archive for the ‘Need To Know’ Category

CET Level I & Level II Training – Virtual or On-Site

Enjoy Level I and Level II training on CET Designer for Herman Miller, Knoll, HON and Allsteel extensions.  Beginning mid-2020AD, I will be doing CET Workshops on topics such as Calculation, Material Explorer, Blocks, etc., so stay tuned!

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Table of Contents: The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition

Dateline: Saturday, May 20, 2017 Today I finished the Table of Contents for The AutoCAD Workbench Final Edition and thought I’d post this on my Home page so you can get an idea of what’s coming!  The chapters are complete, with all exercises revised up to AutoCAD […]

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AutoCAD Update Training

AutoCAD 2018 – and A2017.1.1 Subscription added another whiz-bang with imported PDF Text Recognition.  As many of you know, when you import an electronically-created PDF into A2017/A2018, the geometry is converted automatically to Polylines.  And if you already have a drawing with a PDF Underlay, you can […]

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42 “Must-Know” AutoCAD Concepts for Designers …

35 Years | 6 Continents | 11 Countries | 41 States | 1000’s of Students Apart from making me sound really old, those statistics bring some ‘street cred’ to what I have discovered as the fundamental AutoCAD® skills every Designer should have. I sorted through the topics […]

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The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition

Fourteen years in the making, The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition is a collection of 340+ ‘How-To’ exercises, over 160 Gold Star tips, and topical insights with hundreds of figures and illustrations designed to make you more productive with AutoCAD. Easy-to-follow steps give you practical examples to guide you through a broad array of commands and applications.

You have a life, The AutoCAD Workbench will help you get it back!

“If you’ve experienced a training session with Michael, you know how invaluable his lessons are. If not, his books are the next best thing! Easy-to-follow, easy-to-use and not dumbed down in a way that makes you feel like you aren’t ‘getting’ it. I love Michael’s style and love his books! A definite ‘must -have’ for either the novice or veteran CAD user.
Victoria B. – Senior Project Designer

“I’m self-taught, and this was a GOLD MINE for me!”

AWBF Spiral-bound Book + PDF version: US$ 30.00
Best Value!

A Bit About the Author: Michael E. Beall

Michael E. Beall is the owner of CAD Trainer Guy, LLC in Shelbyville, KY. Mr. Beall provides customized, hands-on, application-specific training on all versions of Autodesk® AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT® products, Autodesk Revit® Fundamentals, CAP Designer, 20-20 Worksheet, and Visual Impression. All seminars can be presented either on-site or as a webinar.

Michael has been presenting CAD seminars to the A&D community, facility departments and the contract furniture industry since 1982 and on AutoCAD since 1990. A popular speaker, Michael has presented at numerous trade shows, and for several years at Autodesk University. At AU
2013, he won the coveted ‘Speaker Award’ for his Hands‐On Lab, ‘Click My Ride: Customizing AutoCAD for How You Work’. All the content from his AU sessions are in the Final Edition. Over the last 35 years he has trained on 6 continents, 11 countries, 41 states, and Guam.

As an Autodesk Authorized Author, he authored two volumes of Autodesk Official Training Courseware, and has authored or co-authored five titles published by New Riders Publishing, including the popular ‘Inside AutoCAD’ series.

Mr. Beall received his B.Arch from the University of Cincinnati/DAA in 1978. You will also find AutoCAD tips, and assorted productivity files over on the Downloads page.

Additional AutoCAD insights can be found at Michael’s Corner Archive on from which this book was inspired.

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