The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition

The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition


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!

FAQs about The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition [AWBF]

Q: Are you retiring?!!?!!

A: Far from it. After 14 years of writing Michael’s Corner and two previous Workbench books, I thought it only appropriate to go for the three-pointer! As for retiring, it’ll be another few years.

[… and for next year, I’m considering doing something like ‘Michael’s Kitchen’; basically an AutoCAD Cookbook with the occasional food recipe thrown in!]

Q: Does the Final Edition have everything in it that the 2nd Edition had?

A: And then some. The last 2-1/2 years of articles in Michael’s Corner – the last half of 2013, through my last article in 2016 – is included in the Final Edition – AND – all the articles have been edited to AutoCAD 2018

Q: How many ‘How-To’ step-by-step exercises are in the Final Edition?

A: Total number of ‘How-To’ exercises across six chapters: 350+. Total number of Gold Star Tips: 160+. Total hours saved: Countless!

Q: Will the Final Edition still be helpful to me if I have an earlier version of AutoCAD?

A: Yes, and here’s why: Although the prompts and the screen shots have been updated to A2018, the PDF Import feature – introduced in AutoCAD 2017 and updated with the 2017.1.1 Subscription update – is the major change you will see if you have A2016 or earlier. All the other articles can only serve to make you more productive with your version of AutoCAD!

How to Use The AutoCAD Workbench, Final Edition

RANDOM DISCOVERIES:  Like Michael’s Corner from which it was compiled – the Final Edition is a collection of tips & tricks.  One Designer told me she takes it home and just likes to flip through each page, then highlight what she wants to try when she goes back to the office.

REFERENCE:  There are six chapters – The User Interface, Creating & Editing, Annotation & Dimensioning, Plotting & Layouts, Customizing, and 3D Stuff – and a 7-1/2 page Index.

RESEARCH:  You may want to learn more about a particular feature or command, so AWBF may serve as a starting point for your research into that area.

Training Schedule

Onsite & ‘Socially distant’ when necessary … but still entertaining & informative!

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