ProSoft Releases AutoCAD 2008 Courseware

August 17, 2007, Salt Lake City, Utah – ProSoft, nationally known for industry leading MicroStation®, InRoads®, and AutoCAD® courseware, has announced the release of the new AutoCAD 2008 Fundamentals Reference Manual.

AutoCAD 2008 Fundamentals Reference Manual – This 506-page manual provides a detailed introduction to the tools, concepts and workflows a new user must master in order to become proficient with AutoCAD 2008. It includes 17 chapters with step-by-step workflows, diagrams and illustrations. This manual is intended to be used as the primary textbook for instructor-led training classes along with our AutoCAD 2008 Fundamentals Exercise Workbook. Each chapter in this manual corresponds to an exercise with the same number in the exercise workbook. This manual can also be used as a self-training tool for new users, or as a reference tool for experienced users.

Topics include:
•        Managing drawing files
•        The AutoCAD drawing environment
•        Viewing and zooming tools
•        Basic drawing tools
•        Precision drawing with Object Snaps, Object Snap Tracking and Polar Tracking
•        Dynamic Input
•        Modification Tools
•        Using layers, filters, ByLayer properties and freeze/thaw commands
•        Object selection and grouping
•        Working with polylines and boundaries
•        Drawing annotation tools and text styles
•        Creating and modifying blocks
•        Dimensioning tools and dimension styles
•        Multileaders and multileader styles
•        Hatching tools
•        Information and measurement tools
•        External reference files
•        Assembling and plotting layouts

ProSoft has long been recognized as the industry leader in developing MicroStation-based training material and computer-based courseware. They are now bringing the same quality to AutoCAD titles. Courseware is also in development for Civil 3D Fundamentals. Founded in 1985, the company has been an Autodesk reseller for 17 years and offers a broad range of complementary products and services including instructor-led training classes, hardcopy and computer-based training courseware, custom application development, and CAD management consulting. Headquartered in Orem, Utah, ProSoft also has offices in Connecticut and Florida.

To order please visit or call ProSoft toll-free at 888-263-0393.

For more information, please contact Patty Rice, ProSoft, at 801-225-5955, 888-263-0393 (toll-free), e-mail Email Contact, or visit

Copyright 2007 ProSoft. MicroStation and InRoads are registered trademarks of Bentley Systems, Inc. Autodesk, AutoCAD, and Civil 3D are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc.

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