Course Content and Outcome Guide for DRF 135

Course Number:
DRF 135
Course Title:
Advanced Drafting
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Course Description

Introduces working drawings, including assemblies and details, weldments, drawing numbering systems and revisions. Covers dimensional tolerancing and fits, surface finishing and welding systems. Prerequisite: DRF 133. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course the student shall have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives listed in the Course Content and Outcome Guides, including;
  1. Demonstrate a through understanding of threads and fasteners, including; types of threads, types of fasteners, and practices involved when choosing and drawing fasteners.
  2. Understand basic spring theory and be able to draw a representation of a helical springs.
  3. Understand and identify types of keys and key sizes.
  4. Understand working drawings, assemblies and details, and correctly produces both types of drawings.

Course Activities and Design

This course will be presented by means of lecture presentations and coordinated laboratory exercises. Lectures are supplemented with selected reading assignments. Individualized instruction will be provided while the student is working on lab projects. This course utilizes freehand sketching techniques learned in previous drafting classes. The majority of assignments will be completed using the AutoCAD 2-D format.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures and grading criteria will be discussed during the first class meeting. Individual and classroom discussions, completed assignments, attendance and classroom participation. exams, quizzes, and worksheets may be used to assess outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Identify individual thread forms and understand their history and use.
  2. Identify and use standard table specifications for nuts, bolts, screws, and washer.
  3. Calculate and draw threaded fasteners in assembly.
  4. Describe and demonstrate the use of schematic and simplified threads.
  1. Understand the various types of springs and their uses.
  2. Layout and draw a derailed representation of an extension spring and compression springs using
  1. Given specific shaft sizes select correct key sizes from standard tables and use in assembly drawings. (Square keys, woodruff keys, gib head keys, flat keys, etc.)
  2. Show various locking pins in assembly.
  1. Assembly Drawings
    1. Given the parts of a unit, prepare a drawing showing that unit assembled, along with a title block and parts list.
  2. Detail Drawings
    1. Given an object or a sketch of an object, produce a drawing, which includes all detailed information needed to produce that object, including; dimensions, surface finish marks, tolerancing information, and notation.