MET 113 - Engineering Drawing I w/CAD
An introductory course in the fundamentals of engineering drawing and the basics of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Manual drafting techniques are integrated with extensive use of AutoCAD. Topics include use of the drawing instruments, geometric construction, freehand sketching, orthographic projection, sectional and auxiliary views and proper dimensioning techniques. CAD topics include file management; command structure; creating, editing and manipulating drawing elements; dimensioning. Students will gain an understanding of engineering drawing concepts by applying them in both manual drafting and AutoCAD assignments.
1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Know the importance of engineering drawing and the requirements of this graphic language.
2. Demonstrate the ability to construct an acceptable freehand sketch.
3. Be competent in the use of manual drafting tools and techniques.
4. Develop technically correct orthographic projections using proper projection techniques and the latest ASME Y14.5M standards.
5. Demonstrate the ability to dimension a moderately complex part using proper dimensioning techniques.
6. Generate different types of sectional views and choose which type of section is most appropriate for a given part.
7. Understand the reasons and concepts of auxiliary views.
8. Demonstrate the ability to create part drawings using AutoCAD in a timely fashion.
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