Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) is a rapidly emerging technological area that consists of many disciplines, different software, and constant learning cycles. This program provides the student with a background in the fundamentals of drafting along with preparation to develop state-of-the-art skills in CAD technology.

The curriculum covers the principles, methods, and techniques of CAD in various disciplines. These disciplines will include the following: 

  1. Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting
    • Definition of computer aided drafting (CAD)
    • History of CAD
    • Career opportunities in the CAD field
  2. Basic Computer Operation/Application
    • Basic description of computer hardware
      1. Input devices
      2. Processors
      3. Output devices
      4. Storage devices
      5. Display devices
    • software
      1. Disk operating systems
      2. Application programs
  1. 2D CAD: Basic Concepts and Principles
  2. Constructing Engineering Drawings
    • Displaying options
    • Adding Basic shapes
    • Dimensioning
  3. Editing and Modifying
    • Delete
    • Move
    • Copy
    • mirror
  4. File Management of Drawings
    • Saving
    • Retrieving
    • Deleting
  5. Inputting X, Y Keyboard Coordinates
    • Absolute
    • Relative
    • Polar
    • Cartesian
    • moving and rotating the global co-ordinate system (to make the 3D drawing and dimensioning easier)
  6. Computer Information Output
    • Drawing hard copies
    • Video display
  7. Three-Dimensional CAD Concepts
    • Solid modeling
    • Wire frame. Isometrics
    • Surface modeling
    • Perspectives
  8. Assembly drawing
    • Create a complete assembled unit. 

The Package used in this caurse is AutoCAD

 

 

 

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