CCOG for CADD 160 Summer 2024

Course Number:
CADD 160
Course Title:
Drafting Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
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Course Description

Introduces skills needed to produce 2-D mechanical drawings using hand sketching techniques on grid paper. Includes orthographic projection, lettering, auxiliary views, sections and pictorial drawings. Covers dimensioning basics. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Apply hand sketching skills in the development of technical mechanical drawings.
2. Apply industry standards in the development of technical mechanical drawings.
3. Incorporate and articulate appropriate specific industry vocabulary within the technical
mechanical drawings.

Course Activities and Design

Drafting Fundamentals is designed to acquaint the student with a fundamental understanding of drawing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the sketching techniques, lettering, orthographic projection, auxiliaries, sections, and pictorials.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures and grading will be discussed on the first day of class. Units of instruction begin with a lecture presentation followed by lab application, which may include individual instruction. Lab drawing assignments, exams and quizzes, and projects may be used to assess outcomes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  1. Alphabet of lines: Produce mechanical drawings using the appropriate line types which will include:
    1. object (visible)
    2. hidden
    3. center, extension, dimension, leader
    4. cutting plane
    5. section
    6. phantom


  1. Principal views: Produce drawings demonstrating the six principal views and how they are projected.
  2. Layout of Views: Proper technique for the layout of objects with features including:
    1. incline surfaces


  1. Produce drawings demonstrating when an auxiliary view is needed.
  2. Demonstrate the proper technique for the layout of an auxiliary view.


  1. Conventions: Demonstrate the proper method of depicting features including:
    1. Rounds
    2. fillets
    3. runout
    4. conventional edges
  2. Sections: Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of sections including:< >full sectionhalf sectionbroken-out sectionremoved sectionrevolved sectionassembly sectionFeatures in section, including:ribsspokeslugsholesstructural materialsIsometric construction: Use the appropriate techniques in the construction of isometric drawings with the following surfaces or features.
    1. normal
    2. inclined
    3. round
    4. sections
  3. Oblique construction: Use the appropriate techniques in the construction of oblique drawings with the following surfaces or features:
    1. normal
    2. round