Shawna Lockhart combines her university teaching experience at Montana State University and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with wide ranging industrial experience to write engineering design communication and CAD software texts. An early adopter of 2D and 3D CAD technology, she is the author of multiple AutoCAD texts, from AutoCAD Release 10 in 1992 to the current 2018 release. Shawna also writes industrial manuals on a variety of topics including robotics, dynes, mineral processing and lasers.
Marla Goodman has a background in developing outreach communications and information graphics. For Montana State University and others, she has created educational publications and graphics on a wide range of topics ranging from environmental health, agriculture andwildlife to climate science and thermal biology. In addition to her involvement in educational publishing, she has worked for newspapers and magazines in the various roles of writer, editor and designer.
Cindy Johnson is a writer and editor who has directed the development of software-based learning tools since 1982. In 1992, she developed the first Student Edition of AutoCAD Release 10, and since then has developed tutorial guides for Releases 11, through 14, AutoCAD Designer and Mechanical Desktop. With over 20 years of publishing experience and five years of involvement with the engineering graphics course, she has a clear vision of the course goals and the pedagogical challenges it presents.