About the Author
Elise Moss is a mechanical engineer and CAD instructor.
Elise started her career drafting on vellum paper using a pencil. In 1982, she switched to AutoCAD and never looked back. Along the way, she fell in love with computer-aided drafting. She's used Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, 3D Studio, Viz, Pro/ENGINEER, Creo, Solid Edge, CADKEY, AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, Onshape, and SOLIDWORKS. She's leveraged her extensive CAD experience to write textbooks for Inventor, AutoCAD, Revit, AutoCAD Architecture, and OnShape. In addition, she served on the Autodesk User Group International board from 2000-2002, presented at Autodesk University from 1998-2003, and has been a regular speaker at SOLIDWORKS World from 2010-2017.
Elise provides on-site and online training for NetCom Learning and Ledet Training Centers, as well as privately through her consulting company, Moss Designs. For the past 8 years, Elise has been teaching SOLIDWORKS as adjunct faculty at Laney College in Oakland, California. In addition to teaching and writing, she works as a mechanical engineer in Silicon Valley, designing medical and data center equipment.