Robbins' Short Bio
CAD began as a project beginning in 1998 by Mark Bughman and Charles
Robbins to support classroom instruction and distant learning
students. An agreement between a college and Mr. Robbins resulted
in joint ownership of all of the instructional material. Initially,
they created the video training packages for the 10-week 2D CAD
class, then for the 10-week quarter instructing 3D lessons and
individual digital presentations for Visual AutoLISP. By 2000,
100% ownership of the program was given to Mark and Charles. By
2003, the first lessons were placed on the www.worldclasscad.com
website. By the end of 2008, twelve complete textbooks covering
subjects on 2D and 3D CAD, Programming and Engineering skills
for AutoCAD, Microstation and Pro Engineer software are available
online and in print. In 2009, more CAD training on other platforms
like Solid Edge and Solid Works are coming. At the end of this
year, there will be close to a thousand chapters and other support
resources published on the site covering electrical and mechanical
engineering and design architecture.
has been designing products since the 1970's and teaching at the
college and professional level since 1984. He specializes in the
area of Computer Aided Design from real world experience. He also
instructs courses in Windows software, computer hardware and other
assorted computer networking subjects. As a senior designer, he
has taught all the course material in a CAD department, specializing
in the areas of design, training management and programming. His
favorite area is in the development of graduates through challenging
Capstone projects. Using new techniques to reduce work time, computer
applications to visualize concepts, and installing a solid foundation
of technical processes have made his approaches to problem solving
unique to the industry.
has been a plethora of major design projects with 14 years with
Siemens' Airport Lighting and Controls and the Electric Motor
Division creating hundreds of products. Designing and marketing
the SGRS high efficiency switchgear system and developing major
components of the BRITE airport traffic control system were great
experiences. In 1990 at Siemens, he formed an Engineering programming
group where they wrote hundreds of automatic drawing programs
that make thousands of new drawings in seconds every year. He
spent two years in both the steel and automotive industry for
project specific tasks.
21 years in the US Army and Ohio Army National Guard from 1978
to 1999, serving the entire time with combat ready units. He served
eight years in Armor Cavalry units, six years in the Light Infantry
and seven years in an Armor brigade. He commanded two Armor companies,
D/147th Armor and B/147th Armor. He commanded a unit in the high
security zone at the Atlanta Olympics, instructed at military
schools and in units from 1981 through 1999, and he has received
numerous citations and awards. He currently is a retired Armor
officer in the Army Reserve.
married to Donna Blischak from Toronto, Ohio and they have two
children. They are residents of Gahanna, Ohio since their marriage.
Charles has completed over five years of college in Engineering,
Training Management and Business.
writing, Charles still teaches at local colleges and is active
with St. Gregory's Orthodox Church near the Ohio State University
campus, where he chairs the Outreach program and spends many hours
a week on building improvement and campus area projects.
Bughman's Short Bio
of World Class CAD, I am responsible for course work development,
video training and teaching. I have been with the organization
since the beginning and the development of the World Class CAD
training manuals and videos with my co-partner Charles Robbins
has been the pinnacle of my career. This project has been an inspiration
to students, instructors and professionals aboard. Professional
training is an awesome responsibility, and I am proud to be a
part of the success of hundreds of designers across the country.
As the owner
of Vision One Engineering and Design, I stay current in the field
designing houses, bathrooms, kitchens, hair salons, coffee shops,
restaurants, patio desks, residential sound and video systems.
My business is both a design and installation construction company.
For the last four years, the Company is a total handyman service
which includes Computer Aided Design (CAD), electrical, plumbing,
painting, flooring, custom countertops, cabinetry and virtually
all aspects of residential construction either old or new.
One of my
favorite aspects of my life for the past 30 years is being a Disc
Jockey for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthday parties,
social events and setting up engineering sound for local entertainers.
My career has taken me in many different directions and heights.
In Columbus Ohio, I was in industrial sales for many years, working
as an architectural designer and engineering fabricator in the
commercial mill business.
I spent two
years as a High school Industrial Technology teacher in northern
Ohio after graduating from college. After being away from teaching
while working in the architectural engineering field, I took a
position as an instructor at the Technical Education College.
I taught subjects in Architectural, Electrical and Mechanical
Design, Mathematics, basic and advanced AutoCAD Software and computer
networking classes. Much of my time spent there was designing
instructional course work, improving the classroom environment,
developing technical teaching theories and methods.
I am a resident of Wellington Ohio which happens to be my home
town. This is where I graduated from high school in 1979 and where
my businesses are located. I received my Bachelor's Degree in
Industrial Technology from Bowling Green State University in 1984.
I have compiled many different trade certificates over the past
several years. I am member of the First Congregational United
Church in Wellington Ohio.
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Blischak's Short Bio
As the newest
addition to the authors working for World Class CAD, I was very
honored and excited to begin working in the Drafting and Engineering
world. Although I had no prior experience in drafting, I enjoyed
learning how to use the AutoCAD and Solid Edge programs and was
surprised by how quickly I was able to use them effectively.
My first project
was to edit the Fundamentals of 3D Drawing textbook for AutoCAD
2010 and I also released videos for the first three exercises
in the book. After that I wrote the Fundamentals of 2D Drawing
textbook for the Siemens Solid Edge program. I am currently in
the process of writing the Microsoft Word textbook as well.
In the summer
of 2008, I worked at Summit Machine, a machine shop in Mogador,
Ohio. This was my first introduction to the industrial world and
manufacturing process. I worked as a machine operator on a number
of mills such as the Haas VF-1 and VF-2. Having worked at a machine
shop has shown me how the drawings that are made by draftsmen
are interpreted and programmed into the machines so that the parts
and assemblies can be made.
I am a student
at The Ohio State University and plan to graduate in 2012 from
the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Science in
Mathematics. Although, at this time I am unsure which track I
plan to study within the math major, I am considering doing an
applied math track in either chemistry or biology.
In high school
I played volleyball and soccer and today I still enjoy playing
sports and being active.
Perry's Short Bio
As one of
the newest members of the World Class CAD staff, I recognize that
diversity is the strength of a well-oiled machine. The authors
on the team have so many innovative experiences in the technical
world, and I will add the energy of a recently graduated professional
to many endeavors. World Class CAD is my chance to give back to
the architecture and engineering community by teaching others
what I have learned. The invitation to write material for this
web, book and video series is quite an honor.
in the manufacturing world stretches into many fields including
Heat Treatment, Hot Isostatic Press, Zinc Plating, and Phosphate
Coating. I have many years of real world industry experience in
methods of assembly, inventory management, shipping and receiving,
and machine maintenance.
Engineering Associates Degree, with honors, from Kaplan Higher
Education's Technology Education College, my specialty is Mechanical
Design. I have assisted an entrepreneur in making marketing and
production drawings for their newly patented product entailing
many intricate details and assemblies. I have had great successes
in product design using 3D Modeling, Visual AutoLISP and VBA Programming.
to present I have been an at home father in London, Ohio. While
taking on CAD projects at home, my wife has continued to work
for a local bank during this time. We have two wonderful children,
ages five and seven. Being an at home father has been testing
at times, but overall the experience has been a terrific ride.
I am helping to mold two young minds into what they will eventually
become, and on some levels, they have taught me more than I have
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Hilling's Short Bio
I have joined the Engineering field in the mid 1990's after graduating
from high school, I look everyday to the new challenges ahead
of me. As one of the newest authors of World Class CAD organization,
I feel that I have the chance to leave my impression on both the
art and science of design and bring to the latest students that
are newly studying to enter the design profession an original
product. With the challenges that I build into my lesson plans,
each individual working to learn the trade will have tangible
exercises to build their confidence.
I have been
involved with Computer Aided Design (CAD) in one form or another
since I was 16. My first experience with architectural and engineering
standards and practices came from the Northeast Career Center
in Columbus, Ohio, where I received my certificate in drafting
and design. My education is very important to me. I received my
Associate's degree in Electro-Mechanical engineering from Columbus
State Community College in late 2002. I then went on to get my
Bachelor's degree in Applied Management from Franklin University
in Columbus, Ohio. My future education plans include a Master's
Degree in Business and Technology Management.
After a short
stint at a local civil engineering firm, I went to work for Siemens
Airfield Solutions, where I met Charles Robbins. In this design
group, I learned to automate engineering drawings, code programmable
logic controllers, design and model new products, exercise the
skills of a project manager over multi-million dollar projects
where the knowledge of computers, mechanical and industrial design
were paramount. After eight years, I decided to expand my knowledge
and skills in other manufacturing and consulting fields. So currently,
I am an electrical designer with a major United States power utility
company. In addition to my current employment, I am also an instructor
for Technology Education College in Columbus, Ohio where I have
taught in the Computer Aided Design and Computer Applications
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Losco 's Short Bio
from Pratt Institute in New York City with a degree in Education,
with a K-12 teaching certification, and a minor in Design, I proceeded
on to graduate school. My undergraduate work included teaching
at Susan Wagner High School in Staten Island and during graduate
school teaching at the Pratt Weekend School for Gifted Children
in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn.
As newly graduated
teachers were plentiful and teaching jobs were in short supply,
design and engineering was beginning to look much better. I accepted
an offer from American Electric Power (AEP) to work in their Mechanical
Design Division. AEP had a rotational program for recent graduates
to introduce them to the different disciplines in which one can
specialize. This program opened my eyes to HVAC, Electrical and
Nuclear engineering. My career was going in a different direction
than with my love of teaching, so I changed my graduate studies
to an undergraduate in Engineering.
I started traveling and visiting power plants all over the Midwest.
I accepted an internal offer to be one of the first associates
to move to Columbus, Ohio and be part of the Mechanical Design
Group start up. (Pretty exciting for a New York City kid in his
early twenties!) About a year after arriving and working in Columbus,
I started a company called Worthington Design. As CEO, I enjoyed
much success in doing local design work from patent drawings for
new products to architectural drawings for new homes, stores,
store fixtures and trade show booths. The disciplines learned
previously served well in developing a well-rounded service-oriented
project that turned into a full-time career was creating graphics
for CompuServe's computer network services, including work in
early computer gaming. The plan was to use their computer network
and reach out to the general public with communications such as
electronic mail and a new service where companies could show their
products through computer communications. My assignment was to
work in the new "electronic mall". We did not know the
outcome then, but we were one of the first groups building the
future Internet. (Side note: I don't remember ever meeting Al
Gore at CompuServe or when we met with other technical people
across the country.) The growth and development of CompuServe
moved quickly and suddenly H & R Block bought CompuServe to
use the network for electronic tax filing. H & R Block was
not interested in electronic mail and interactive gaming. With
H & R Block's acquisition of CompuServe, I saw this chapter
of my career ending. Back with Worthington Design, I continued
to take on new projects. Much of my work came from the store fixture
industry. This work introduced me to companies such as AC Design,
Ontario Store Fixtures and Columbus Show Case Company.
Now, in the
early 1990's and the store fixture and other industries were moving
their engineering to "Computer Aided Design". Ontario
Store Fixtures was using VersaCAD by MAC. Columbus Show Case Company
moved their entire engineering department to AutoCAD. The engineering
world was now realizing all future design work was going to be
done with Computer Aided Design.
this medium and after several years, accepted a position to head
up the engineering department at a company called SignStrut. This
was another fast-paced service oriented company using AutoCAD.
Their vinyl backlit signs are delivered to petroleum oasis and
convenience store locations worldwide. AutoCAD serves in designing
fluorescent signage hundreds of feet off the ground with viewing
capabilities from over a mile along highways. Here I had the task
of finding AutoCAD drafts people, designers and engineers. I realized
this country has a shortage of people able to work in AutoCAD.
In my quest to find people, I approached Technical Education College
in Columbus and agreed to teach AutoCAD. My goals were first to
stay current on the continuing upgrades to AutoCAD and second,
to hire their best students. This plan succeeded but also woke
up the teacher in me that had been in the background sleeping.
I have been
teaching AutoCAD in the evenings for several years working with
students who just want to improve themselves. I am now a Senior
Engineer with Columbus Show Case Company using Pro Engineer Wildfire.
This system uses 3D models of parts to design products. Wildfire
can inform the designer of part interference and do finite element
analysis. I now develop and design refrigerated showcases and
hot food presentation showcases for the grocery and convenience
As an author,
I am currently working on a Pro-E Wildfire reference guides. This
guide is in alphabetical order using step-by-step procedures to
accomplish task. I am also working on a Pro-E Wildfire beginner
book for those who want to learn Pro-E on their own.
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Robbins' Short Bio
is a new author in the World Class CAD group of designer and engineers.
His ability to grasp design concepts and convey to the reader
any process using new CAD software programs is awesome. He is
also the World Class CAD video editor.
Joe is the
author of the Language of Drawing and Beginning with 2D CAD textbooks.
He will continue with the Microstation PowerDraft series throughout
2008, with his next textbook, Advancing with 3D CAD. We expect
to see Joe maintain a steady release of online videos for the
Microstation virtual classroom.
Joe has four
years of television experience with two stations, WGLH and WOUB,
where he has experience as a reporter, anchor and film editor.
He was chief editor of the Gahanna High School yearbook and is
a member of the Athena yearbook staff at his University. Joe attends
Ohio University, College of Journalism where he expects to earn
of Bachelors degree in Journalism in 2011.
playing volleyball, video games and traveling with his friends.
Robbins' Short Bio
John F. Robbins
is a home and small building designer and energy consultant since
the mid-1980s working with clients mostly in southwest Ohio, southeast
Indiana and Northern Kentucky, but also throughout the east USA
and a few western states like Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
He most commonly designs and consults on utility-grid-connected
structures which target and achieve very low utility bills, often
a third or less than average. He also performs analysis and simulation
to fine-tune and optimize designs. Whether projects involve passive
solar, solar electric, rainwater catchments or even conventional
energies, John works both supply and demand options to optimize
performance, minimize pollution demand and energy costs. John
also develops and leads consumer education presentations on how
to achieve energy and environmental goals, especially in residential
and small commercial settings.
John has applied his work to his own home and office. John's northern
Kentucky office is powered by solar electricity since November
2001. His article about this conversion, "5 Parts Load Reduction,
1 Part Solar," was published in HOMEPOWER magazine, issue
97, Oct-Nov 2003. His 2100 pre-owned all-electric home in Northern
Kentucky, about 40 minutes south of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio,
has been substantially remodeled for superior energy efficiency
and passive solar heating since 1997. Its electric utility bills
have been lowered dramatically. His home and solar-powered office
have been opened to the public tours several times, including
American Solar Energy Society's "National Tour of Solar Homes".
Many of John's super-efficient homes have also been featured on
tours and in media features in and around Greater Cincinnati.
John has been among the leaders of the southwest Ohio Alternate
Energy Association (AEA) since the early 1980s. He also holds
the residential chair of the southwest Ohio Chapter of the Association
of Energy Engineers (AEE). He has received four awards from AEE
since 1990 for energy and environmental design projects, including
local Energy Engineer of the Year in 1994 and Environmental Engineer
of the Year in 2004. John was co-recipient of the Ohio Governor's
Award in 1998 for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in the Education
Category for his design and presentation of a solar power plant
in the middle of the woods at YMCA Camp Kern in Oregonia Ohio.
One of his southwest Ohio passive solar homes was featured in
a national article in SOLAR TODAY magazine in fall 1998.
John sells no products, accepts no commissions for and has no
commercial affiliation or association with any manufacturers of
any products he uses, recommends or specifies.
John F. Robbins CEM
Design, Analysis, Consulting & Education to Improve Ecological
Caldwell's Short Bio
I have a strong
background in telecommunications programming and software engineering,
and I have brought all of that work experience to college students
as the Core Computer Information Systems program Instructor. The
CAD department at TEC and their wonderful staff has always impressed
me, and I am proud to assist in this outreach of the World Class
CAD program to the Internet. My husband was a graduate of the
CAD program in July 2005, and many companies are impressed with
his 3D, animation, and programming designs he brings to their
I hold a B.S. Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute
of Technology, 1997, and a certification in Periphonics PeriPro
Telephony Application Software, 1998.
I hold in addition to assisting with World Class CAD include being
CEO of my sole proprietorship, AVS Productions Digital Enterprise,
and the telecommunication companies I have worked for include
CoreComm communications, Convergys Corporation in Norwood, OH,
and MATRIXX marketing of Worthington, OH.
I have a wonderful
son who is eleven and dreaming of being a math scientist. Also,
please feel free to visit my homepage at http://avs.resourcez.com
for more information.
Author and Database Specialist
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Core's Short Bio
approached me one day and asked if I would be interested in joining
the efforts of World Class CAD. He must have known about my personal
desire to invest eighteen years of Design experience into something
indisputably valuable and positively beneficial for the wellfare
of our local, and perhaps global community. After hearing from
him firsthand, of World Class CAD; the reputation, the success
stories and the future it holds facilitating engineers,
designers, architects toward advanced proficiency in their labors
my interest was boosted. And I understood that this is
something to benefit the community.
I have had
the opportunity to offer eighteen years of experience in the Graphic
Arts field encompassing an accumulative knowledge in design
for sales and marketing materials and in supporting internal and
external strategies for effective communications. Among the list
of employers are Robert Selame Design where I worked alongside
Robert in package design for nationally successful "Safety
1st" childrens safety products. I was Senior Designer
with World Telecard, Inc., a telecommunications company that specialized
in custom prepaid phone cards. One of the first braille phone
card was implemented by us. Here I developed an in-house Design
department, supervising the operations. My favorite experience
was in the area of product development. Throughout these years
I have had the opportunity to offer communications solutions through
web development, promotional materials, corporate identity, packaging,
catalogs, operating manuals as well as streamline database systems
and business forms.
Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, graduating in
1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications.
Though formally trained in design and visual composition, I am
self-trained in web development.
I have operated a home-based Graphic Design company and in 2003
began an additional remodeling and construction design business.
In 1986 I
also attended the Atlanta Olympics, as a volunteer security guard,
working mostly at the Main Press Center... and even met Mark Spitz.
office, I like to travel and enjoy hiking and lounging outdoors
with my wife, Mila.
Web Designer and Author
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Graham's Short Bio
I am very
excited to become part of this World Class team. As a web designer,
I believe the online chapters will not only help me understand
more about communication, but also will be a great experience
for people who want to learn and use good examples that get right
to the point. I know there are more people out there who learn
better from step-to step illustrations, than groups who gain knowledge
from reading many boring chapters that seem to be going nowhere.
I can see the World Class challenge based learning style being
a major factor in education someday.
Technology Education College where I got my Associates Degree
in Computer Applications in the year 2002. Presently, I am starting
to work towards a Bachelors degree in Computer Programming and
Web Design, doing most my work on the weekend.
I am a technician working at a computer repair company, with experience
in repairing all types of system units and servers. With World
Class CAD, I am expanding my career into web design and creating
custom programs. Excelling in both computer hardware and software,
my future in this industry is looking positive.
I was born
and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I am a full-time mother of two and
working a full-time job.
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Scales' Short Bio
As a web designer,
I am very excited about this World Class CAD project! A venture
like this has been long overdue! When Charles Robbins first approached
me, I thought that given an opportunity to participate as a great
honor. Prospects like this come rarely. I definitely see World
Class CAD as a rising success and as a web based designer, I can
help incorporate some new ideas. My main goal for World Class
CAD is to teach others how to use different computer to solve
their everyday problems by using simple systematic instruction.
Many people try to learn through reading books. The main problem
that I have with many textbooks is that they ramble along not
explaining the subject well. Many books try to explain or teach
things at an intermediate level, when I am just beginning to learn.
Many people who read these books are beginners like me and many
of authors forget this when writing. With World Class CAD, I can
help make a change to way beginners learn and work through the
material in a fun and interactive way.
Technology Education College (TEC) from September 2001 to December
2002. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Computer Applications.
Attending TEC was a great experience for me because my sixteen
months there gave me a lot of experience in web page design, troubleshooting
computers, and in office management. This experience has helped
me a lot with my current job where I do technical support. At
times, the job can be very challenging because not only do I have
use the knowledge that I have with computers and software, but
I also have to explain step-by-step procedures to many customers.
With the knowledge I have gained from this job and other life
experiences, I really believe I can help profeesionals learn various
computer programs without struggling.
Web Designer and Help Desk Specialist
World Class CAD