Course Content and Outcome Guide for ARCH 256
- Course Number:
- ARCH 256
- Course Title:
- Detail Drawing with AutoCAD
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Course DescriptionDevelops skills in creating construction detail and section drawings using appropriate scale, line weights, symbols and annotations. Prerequisites: ARCH 136. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Examines customization of AutoCAD Menu and Lisp files. Includes buttons, pop, image, screen and tablet sections, creation and implementation of user-defined AutoLISP functions, and basic file management techniques.
Recommendations: This course may be used to satisfy one of the requirements for CAD instruction for the Drafting Technology / Industrial Design degree program. Additionally, this course is intended to supplement existing skills of those professionals already using AutoCAD in the field. A required textbook and floppy disk is expected as part of the satisfactory completion of the course.
The student will participate in a review of basic and intermediate AutoCAD usages that includes drawing and editing commands (per DRF126 & DRF 136), overall menu structure, dialogue boxes & icon slides, and layering techniques.
Students must be capable of reading and communicating in the English language and may be required to pass a listening competency test administered by the department. Students who may have a disability and wish an accommodation should make arrangements to meet with the instructor outside of class to discuss specific requests. Any request for accommodation may require that documentation of disability be reviewed by the Office of Students with Disabilities.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Use AutoCAD to draw construction details and sections using industry standard scales, line weights, symbols and annotations.
Course Activities and Design
This course will be presented by means of short lecture/discussion sessions and laboratory projects. Individualized instruction will be provided while the student is working on assigned projects. Open laboratory time will be made available, and may be necessary to complete the given tasks.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Individual and full class discussion; lab drawing assignments; exams; and final project deliverables may be used to assess outcomes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Drafting Designers and Engineers need to be able to communicate with each other, and with manufacturing and construction personnel, using customized menus and AutoLISP programs.
- AutoCAD design software is widely used in the drafting technology professions.
- Many drafting graduates enter the workplace by performing customized file manipulations.