Introduction to AutoCAD
Course Code: ETD1320
Credit Hours: 3
Effective beginning: Fall 2020
Course Description:This course will provide basic instruction in the various commands, methods, and techniques of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) systems using AutoCAD. Start-up procedures, menu/icon software operations and the basic draw, modify, dimension and plot commands will be emphasized. Students will complete a series of review exercises and drawings.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MAC 1105, College Algebra (A basic understanding of Windows and use of the mouse is helpful)
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Finkelstein. Ellen. AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. Wiley Publishing, ISBN#9781118862391
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
Program Learning Outcome: Use technology to organize, acquire, and convey information on drawings and reports.
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
Students will demonstrate a working knowledge within the AutoCAD environment to set-up drawing files
Students will demonstrate knowledge using basic Draw and Modify commands to create AutoCAD drawings
Students will exhibit the proper use of Display and Inquiry commands
Students will create annotations through the proper use of the Dimensioning and Text commands
Students will output drawing files as scaled plotted hard copies
Students will develop and enhance their basic personal computing skills
Make use of technology to organize, acquire, convey, and present information in a technical drawing for various disciplines
Communicate with clarity and precision regarding basic drafting concepts
Demonstrate mastery of computer aided drafting (CAD) by constructing engineering, mechanical, and geometrical drawings.
Demonstrate ability to sketch, letter, and generate line-work to describe various objects.
Demonstrate ability to read and produce drawings involving orthographic projection, sections, pictorial and auxiliary views.
Demonstrate a wide range of mathematical skills including plane trigonometry, strength of materials, technical, and other engineering problems, including theories learned in engineering mechanics.
Demonstrate ability to use standard surveying equipment to make measurements and calculations to run a traverse, establish levels, keep notes and produce required drawings.
Demonstrate ability to analyze physical and mechanical properties of soil and concrete.
Demonstrate ability to solve basic hydraulic problems using the theory of incompressible fluids.
Demonstrate on-site skills required to establish grades, locate property lines and utilities and produce plots and calculate cut and fill by average-end-area
|Quizzes, Unit Tests, Skills Demonstration and Performance, Projects, Final Exam|
Learning outcomes are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning objectives of the course. Performance-based methods, such as completion of assigned projects, general knowledge tests, oral and written presentations of assignments, group discussions, observation of mastery of critical skills and analysis of the final product will determine the final grade on this course.
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