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Credit- Degree applicable
Effective Quarter: Fall 2018

I. Catalog Information

DMT 70A
Introduction to Computer Aided Design Using AutoCAD
4 Unit(s)
DMT 70B4 Unit(s)
DMT 70C4 Unit(s)
DMT 70D4 Unit(s)
DMT 70E4 Unit(s)


 

Requisites: Advisory: EWRT 200 and READ 200 (or LART 200), or ESL 261, 262 and 263; MATH 210 or equivalent.

Hours: Lec Hrs: 24.00
Lab Hrs: 72.00
Out of Class Hrs: 48.00
Total Student Learning Hrs: 144.00

Description: Introduction-level computer-aided design and drafting using AutoCAD software. Emphasis on 2D drawings and dimensioning.


Student Learning Outcome Statements (SLO)

 

• Student Learning Outcome: Create an entry level Document Package which includes (as assigned) Solid Parts, Assemblies and Basic Drawings for Parts and Assemblies, using AutoCAD


II. Course Objectives

A.Demonstrate the basic menu structure and graphical user interface used within AutoCAD
B.Create drawings using the commands of the AutoCAD drafting software
C.Implement ASME standards in dimensioning and tolerancing mechanical drawings
D.Apply 3D design commands and visualization techniques.
E.Perform archiving and output functions for drawings

III. Essential Student Materials

 None

IV. Essential College Facilities

 CAD computer laboratory

V. Expanded Description: Content and Form

A.Demonstrate the basic menu structure and graphical user interface used within AutoCAD
1.Overview of drafting standards as it relates to AutoCAD
2.Learn common industry terminology
3.Introduction to CAD drafting
4.Line types and geometry
5.Use of Colors and layers
B.Create drawings using the commands of the AutoCAD drafting software
1.The main menu and command line
2.Entering the drawing editor
3.Learn to assess the online Help
4.Create a line, point, circle and arc
C.Implement ASME standards in dimensioning and tolerancing mechanical drawings
1.Semiautomatic dimensioning and tolerancing
2.Manage or import styles via Style Manager
3.ASME Y14.5 dimensioning scheme
D.Apply 3D design commands and visualization techniques.
1.Methods of viewing
2.Orbit command
3.3D wireframe commands
E.Perform archiving and output functions for drawings
1.Saving file types to directory
2.Output with printers and plotters

VI. Assignments

A.Class and book exercises
B.29 CAD projects demonstrating progressive mastery of AutoCAD Drawing Tools
C.Video lectures, viewed as assigned during the course
D.Reading from text (75% by page count) is required.

VII. Methods of Instruction

 Lecture and visual aids
Discussion of assigned reading
Discussion and problem solving performed in class
Homework and extended projects
Laboratory discussion sessions and quizzes that evaluate the proceedings weekly laboratory exercises

VIII. Methods of Evaluating Objectives

A.Quizzes to determine understanding of various tools and methods.
B.Midterm examination covering assigned textbook reading and basic CAD projects. Exam will be evaluated on the accuracy of the CAD requirements.
C.Mastery and completeness of assigned CAD projects and exercises
D.Final examination evaluating the students comprehensive understanding of basic AutoCAD drafting by means of accuracy and completeness of drawings.

IX. Texts and Supporting References

A.Examples of Primary Texts and References
1.Tickoo, Sham " AutoCAD 2017: A Problem-Solving Approach, Basic and Intermediate", CADCIM Technologies, 2016
B.Examples of Supporting Texts and References
1.AutoDesk online Tutorials/Help.
2.Giesecke, Frederick E. "Technical Drawing and Engineering Graphics, 14th Edition", Peachpit Press, 2011

X. Lab Topics

A.Toolbars and menu
B.Basic sketching
C.Drafting standards
D.Dimensioning