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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog
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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.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the methods and procedures used in computer-aided drafting.
  2. Demonstrate the use of electronic file management.
  3. Demonstrate techniques and procedures of hard copy production.
  4. Demonstrate drawing and visualization techniques.
  5. Discuss and incorporate industry standards into assigned drawings.
  6. Demonstrate the use of scales.
  7. Demonstrate the use of dimensioning.

  1. Computer-Aided Drafting Procedures and Methods
    1. Utilization in today’s industry
    2. Computer and operating system
    3. Coordinate systems
    4. Template utilization
    5. Draw commands
    6. Modify commands
    7. Dimensioning commands
    8. Layers management
    9. Text, dimension, and multi-leader
    10. Annotative features
  2. Electronic File Management
    1. Drawing File types (.DWG and .DWT) saving and preservation
    2. File location
    3. Back-up procedures
  3. Hard Copy Production
    1. Paper space layout and scaling
    2. Layer management within viewport
    3. Hard copy print and publish
  4. Drawing Sketching and Visualization
    1. Freehand sketching
    2. Orthographic views
    3. Section views
    4. Auxiliary views
    5. Isometric views
    6. Floor Plan
    7. Elevations
  5. Industry Applications and Standards
    1. Mechanical/electro-mechanical
    2. Construction/architectural
  6. Scale Reading
    1. Decimal inch
    2. Fractional inch
    3. Architectural
    4. Engineering
  7. Dimensioning Styles
    1. Mechanical /electro-mechanical
    2. Construction/architectural

Effective Term:
Fall 2016

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