Computer Aided Drafting


CAD 1200. Computer Aided Draft I AutoCAD. 3 hrs.

This course introduces computer-aided drafting (CAD) and examines the hardware that makes up a CAD workstation. It also covers the operating system (Windows) that enables the equipment to function as a unit. The course shows how to use AutoCAD to set up drawings and add lines, circles, arcs, other shapes, geometric constructions, and text. Students will use display and editing techniques as well to obtain information about their drawings and work with drawing files. This course examines basic dimensioning concepts. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. IAI: IND 911.

CAD 1201. Comp Aided Draft II, Using AutoCAD. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to build on the skill acquired in the Computer Aided Drafting I course. This course introduces the student to dimensioning, blocks, attributes, sectional views, external references, multiview layouts, and an introduction to three-dimensional drawings, external commands. Students will learn how to use AutoCAD to draw and edit polylines, set layers, linetypes and colors; dimension drawings; create section lines and graphic patterns, design symbols and attributes for multiple use. Student drawings will be plotted and printed. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CAD 1200 or consent of the instructor.

CAD 1202. Civil Applications of CAD. 3 hrs.

This course introduces the CAD technician to civil applications. Emphasis is placed upon preparing survey plats and topographical drawings from surveyor coordinates. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. (Students with working knowledge of AutoCAD may enroll by consent of instructor.)

CAD 1203. Electronics Drafting. 2 hrs.

This course trains the student in reading blueprints (technical drawings). This course contains principles involved with blueprint reading and sketching principles, concepts, ANSI and ISO drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD produced engineering drawing. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: DFT 1200 OR CAD 1200.

CAD 1206. Descriptive Geometry and Development Drawings.. 3 hrs.

This class will deal with descriptive geometry, the graphical representation and solution of spatial relationships of points, lines and planes by means of projections. The drafter will understand the various steps to graphically solve problems with points, lines and planes and apply descriptive geometry to various drafting problems. Also, the drafter will learn surface developments patterns for the bending or folding of a material to a required shape. Lecture, 2 hour; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: DFT 1200 (Students with one year of high school drafting or drafting experience may enroll by consent of instructor.)

CAD 2200. Computer Aided Design I. 3 hrs.

This is a class in beginning solid modeling using SolidWorks. Specific techniques taught will be constructing models using different 3D object construction techniques. Students will learn model, assembly and drawing concepts, editing, analysis and rendering. The student will prepare models to be printed to a rapid prototyping machine. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CAD 2201. Computer Aided Design II. 3 hrs.

This course includes computer graphic principles as they relate to the concepts of CAD Solid Modeling. These principles will be applied to the latest version of SolidWorks. Principles will include modeling parts and assemblies and creation of working drawings. Students will prepare models to be printed on a rapid prototyping machine. Lecture: two hours per week, lab two hours per week. Prerequisite: CAD 2200.

CAD 2202. Architectural CAD. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to develop an understanding of drafting procedures in preparation of architectural, civil and construction drawings. Units of study will include graphic representation of residential and commercial buildings, site analysis, building codes, conventional symbols, spatial concepts, and the use of various materials related to construction. The basis of the course work will consist of the preparation of detail working drawings for construction purposes. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CAD 1200.

CAD 2203. Engineering Design Concepts. 3 hrs.

This course introduces the CAD technician to key engineering design concepts. Emphasis is placed upon strength of materials (such as stresses, shear, bending and bean design) and the ability to calculate and analyze the forces that operate upon static structures. Lecture, 2. hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: MTH 1206 and CAD 1200.

CAD 2204. Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing. 3 hrs.

This is a course in Geometric Tolerance and Dimenªsions including tolerances of form and position or location control. The student will learn methªods of indicating geometric tolerances by means of geometric characteristic symbols, as recomªmended by ANSI, rather than by traditional notes. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: DFT 1201 (Students with equivalent industrial experience may enroll by consent of instructor.)

CAD 2206. Design Technician Internship. 3 hrs.

Individual students will be assigned to an engineering department in local industries. Work will be that normally performed by a design technician. Students meet one hour per week with instructor and spend 15 hours per week on the job. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CAD 2208. Design Projects. 4 hrs.

This course will give the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and training achieved in preceding courses in an "on-the-job" situation. Assignments will consist of analysis of problems, synthesis, preliminary design, layout, and production of the final set of working drawings. Students in this class will participate in the award winning MIMIC (Making Industry Meaningful In College) program. Students from CAD, Electronics, Marketing, Accounting and Manufacturing will be teamed together in companies to design, market and sell a product on campus. Lecture 2 hours; lab, 4 hours. Prerequisite: CAD 1201 and CAD 2200.