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CAD 114 - Introduction to CAD

Credits: 3
Introduces 2D and 3D CAD drawing, including basic drawing and editing commands. Studies CAD systems interface, hardware, a current operating system, file management techniques, creating templates, creating and modifying geometry, dimensions and text styles, block and external reference insertion, attributes and creating tables, model space/paper space layouts, rendering and plotting techniques. Credit may be earned in only one of the following: ARC 114 , CAD 114, or SKCA 114 .

Prerequisite(s): CST 103  recommended or basic knowledge of the Windows Operating System.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 15
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Use reading and writing skills to gather information from technical texts.
    1. Complete assignments by gathering information from reading.
    2. Use the index of CAD texts to access information regarding commands and processes.
    3. Create a notebook as an essential reference.
    4. Record sufficient notes from which to work.
  2. Use a computer, a current operating system and word processing software.
    1. Start and exit software as required.
    2. Use disk directories and change directory paths to access files and programs.
    3. Use Save AS and name files as prescribed.
    4. Perform file management skills such as copying, pasting, and deleting files as prescribed.
    5. Identify and properly use CAD file extensions.
    6. Use a word processing program for all written assignments.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of CAD program basics.
    1. Identify the features of the system interface.
    2. Differentiate between methods of entering commands and determine which method is most efficient for the purpose.
    3. Create absolute, relative and polar coordinate methods correctly.
    4. Demonstrate several object selection methods.
  4. Manipulate geometry using CAD drawing aids.
    1. Use Zoom. Panning and Viewing tools for navigation.
    2. Apply the proper Osnap features to drawing situations for accurate drawing.
    3. Use Undo, Redo and Regenerate drawing when necessary.
    4. Distinguish and change properties efficiently.
    5. Utilize and control accuracy enhancement tools such as Ortho, Grid, Snap and Osnap.
    6. Use Object Tracking and Polar tools to enhance efficiency.
  5. Use basic construction and modification commands of a CAD program in the accurate completion of 2D CAD drawings.
    1. Use drawing commands to effectively create lines, circles, arcs, polylines and polygons,
    2. Modify existing geometry using erase, copy, mirror, offset, move, trim extend, fillet, array, stretch, scale and break commands.
    3. Apply and modify hatching fills and patterns.
    4. Create and insert Blocks.
    5. Insert ready-made blocks from the CAD program and from online sources.
    6. Use Wblock, Copy and Paste, and External References to move drawings and parts of drawings.
    7. Create table styles and insert information.
    8. Add attributes to blocks and extract data to tables.
  6. Develop and use a drawing prototype template.
    1. Set the appropriate drawing Units and Limits.
    2. Create Text using the prescribed syle and size.
    3. Creat appropriate layers assigning colors, linetypes and lineweights as necessary.
    4. Modify Dimension and Leader variables to create a dimension style.
  7. Apply complete and orderly dimensions and text to CAD drawings.
    1. Use associative dimensioning to apply linear, radial, diameter, aligned and angular dimensions.
    2. Use dimension according to prescribed dimensioning conventions.
    3. Apply text and use text editing tools.
  8. Use the 3D Workspace to create solid models.
    1. Analyze information about coordinates in 3D space in the completion of 3D objects.
    2. Create models using 3D primitive shapes, region, extrude and press-pull tools.
    3. Use Boolean editing tools to modify 3D geometry.
    4. Use View Manager, navigation tools and visual style tools to create views.
    5. Render views to a file.
  9. Demonstrate appropriate printing techniques.
    1. Set up printing parameters for printing from Model Space.
    2. Access and configure Layout mode for printing from Paper Space.
    3. Create, scale and align viewports in Layout mode.
    4. Determine the proper viewports for a multi-view drawing.
  10. Demonstrate productive interaction with others.
    1. Practice citizenship by respecting each person's drawing file as their personal property.
    2. Ask and respond to questions during drawing demonstrations.
    3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
    4. Use effective listening skills during classroom demonstrations.

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