Dec 09, 2023
CAD 101 - Computer-Aided Drafting 4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Two-dimensional computer-aided drafting (CAD) concepts and techniques. Includes CAD methods, electronic file management, freehand sketching, visualization, dimensioning, and copy production.
Information: For individuals with no computer and/or drafting experience.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe the methods and procedures used in computer-aided drafting.
- Demonstrate the use of electronic file management.
- Demonstrate techniques and procedures of hard copy production.
- Demonstrate drawing and visualization techniques.
- Discuss and incorporate industry standards into assigned drawings.
- Demonstrate the use of scales.
- Demonstrate the use of dimensioning.
- Computer-Aided Drafting Procedures and Methods
- Utilization in today’s industry
- Computer and operating system
- Coordinate systems
- Template utilization
- Draw commands
- Modify commands
- Dimensioning commands
- Layers management
- Text, dimension, and multi-leader
- Annotative features
- Electronic File Management
- Drawing File types (.DWG and .DWT) saving and preservation
- File location
- Back-up procedures
- Hard Copy Production
- Paper space layout and scaling
- Layer management within viewport
- Hard copy print and publish
- Drawing Sketching and Visualization
- Freehand sketching
- Orthographic views
- Section views
- Auxiliary views
- Isometric views
- Floor Plan
- Industry Applications and Standards
- Scale Reading
- Decimal inch
- Fractional inch
- Dimensioning Styles
- Mechanical /electro-mechanical
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