Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD)





                                                      Software used in this course



myHouse version 2.0


                                                       Text Used in These Courses


The CADKEY For Windows Workbook

 Dr. Leonard O. Nasman

Microcomputer Education Systems, Inc.


Mechanical Drawing

French, Svensen, Helsel, Urbanick

McGraw-Hill Book Company


                                                                 Course Purpose


Thepurpose of Architectural CADD is to show the students the power of CADDand to allow each students’ creativity to be expressed while learningbasic CADD techniques.  MechanicalCADD is designed to prepare the students for continuing their educationwhether in an engineering, math, physics, medical, architecture orother drawing and design field.


                                                   Course Objectives


                                                            Architectural CADD



The students will:


1.                  Gain experience and expertise in using and moving about in a windows based CADD program.


2.                  Gain an understanding of architectural design and building considerations.


3.                  Learnand use a variety of architectural entities. (ie. stairs, columns,landings, interior and exterior walls, roof styles, dormers, doors,windows, etc.).


4.                  Add, move and locate interior and exterior CADD symbols.


5.                  Be able to read and understand architectural plans.


6.                  Be able to print out plans to scale.








                                                              Mechanical CADD


The students will:


1.                  Study and practice moving about in a CADD work space.


2.                  Be introduced to drawing with primitives (lines, circles, rectangles,  text, etc.) and practice using these in drawings.


3.                  Study and practice the use of advanced CADD functions such as copy, extrusion, rotate, etc.


4.                  Gain proficiency in creating a CADD work space tailored to their own needs.


5.                  Be able to produce 2 dimensional drawings advancing to 3 dimensional drawings.


6.                  Study and put into practice drawing standards accepted by the ANSI.


7.                  Create a layout drawing (working drawing) and understand the importance of using  the ANSI format.


8.                  Create detailed drawings. (Add crosshatching, dimensions, text etc.)


9.                  Produceworking drawings complete with dimensions and other notations needed byindustry to machine or otherwise build the products being drawn.




1.                  Class attendance and class work


2.                  Quizzes, Tests


3.                  Portfolio of completed drawings, graded for accuracy of drawings.


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