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CIV 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.

Credits: 2
MET 113
1 Class Hour, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Be aware of the requirements of modern graphic language and be able to apply these requirements through both manual and CAD drafting techniques.
  2. Understand and use professional language including abbreviations, specifications, and terminology associated with the development of working drawings.
  3. Use both the Architect’s and Engineer’s Scale in the development of both manual and CAD drawings.
  4. Use board-drafting tools in the completion of engineering drawings.
  5. Sketch and construct orthographic projections, sectional views, and 3D drawings using manual drafting techniques.
  6. Use proper dimensioning techniques in the development of both manual and CAD drawings.
  7. Use AutoCAD including an understanding of menu options, status window, prompt line, history line, dialogue boxes, etc. in the completion of multiple types of CAD drawings.
  8. Create, edit, and plot AutoCAD drawings.
  9. Construct a working drawing complete with border, scale, details, titles, etc. using manual or CAD drafting techniques.