CAD-Resources and Lamit & Associates
Louis Gary Lamit is currently a full time instructor and department head at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, where he teaches Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/SURFACE, Pro/SHEETMETAL, Pro/NC, and Expert Machinist, and Unigraphics NX.
Mr. Lamit is one of the founding memberrs of Scholarships For Veterans, a not for profit organization awarding community college scholarships to recent veterans in Santa Clara Valley.
Mr. Lamit has worked as a drafter, designer, numerical control (NC) programmer, technical illustrator, and engineer in the automotive, aircraft, and piping industries. A majority of his work experience is in the area of mechanical and piping design. He started as a drafter in Detroit (as a job shopper) in the automobile industry, doing tooling, dies, jigs and fixture layout, and detailing at Koltanbar Engineering, Tool Engineering, Time Engineering, and Premier Engineering for Chrysler, Ford, AMC, and Fisher Body. He has worked at Remington Arms and Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a designer, and at Boeing Aircraft and Kollmorgan Optics as an NC programmer and aircraft engineer. He also owns and operates his own consulting firm, and has been involved with advertising, and patent illustration. He is the author of over 30 textbooks, workbooks, tutorials, and handbooks.
Mr. Lamit received a BS degree from Western Michigan University in 1970 and did Masters’ work at Wayne State University and Michigan State University. He has also done graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley and holds an NC programming certificate from Boeing Aircraft.
Since leaving industry, he has taught at all levels (Melby Junior High School, Warren, Michigan; Carroll County Vocational Technical School, Carrollton, Georgia; Heald Engineering College, San Francisco, California; Cogswell Polytechnical College, San Francisco and Cupertino, California; Mission College, Santa Clara, California; Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California; Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky; and De Anza College, Cupertino, California).
His books include:
Industrial Model Building, with Engineering Model Associates, Inc. (1981),
Piping Drafting and Design (1981),
Piping Drafting and Design Workbook (1981),
Descriptive Geometry (1983),
Descriptive Geometry Workbook (1983), and
Pipe Fitting and Piping Handbook (1984), published by Prentice-Hall.
Drafting for Electronics, (3rd edition, 1998),
Drafting for Electronics Workbook (2nd edition 1992) and
CADD (1987), published by Charles Merrill (Macmillan-Prentice-Hall Publishing).
Technical Drawing and Design (1994),
Technical Drawing and Design Worksheets and Problem Sheets (1994),
Principles of Engineering Drawing (1994),
Fundamentals of Engineering Graphics and Design (1997),
Engineering Graphics and Design with Graphical Analysis (1997), and
Engineering Graphics and Design Worksheets and Problem Sheets (1997),
published by West Publishing (ITP/Delmar).
Basic Pro/ENGINEER in 20 Lessons (1998) (Revision 18) and
Basic Pro/ENGINEER (with references to PT/Modeler) (1999) (Revision 19 and PT/Modeler),
published by PWS Publishing (ITP).
Pro/ENGINEER 2000i (1999) (Revision 2000i), and
Pro/E 2000i2 (includes Pro/NC and Pro/SHEETMETAL) (2000) (Revision 2000i2),
published by Brooks/Cole Publishing (ITP).
IX Design, CD book (2001) ImpactXoft
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire (2003) (Revision Wildfire) published by Brooks/Cole Publishing (ITP).
Introduction to Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0 (2004) (Revision Wildfire 2.0) published by SDC.
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 (2006) (Revision Wildfire 3.0). Thomson Engineering (ITP)
Moving from 2D to 3D CAD for Engineering Design (2007)