CAD Intro

-1- SYLLABUS

Industrial Technology 2700, Spring 2020 Course Syllabus – text PDF

Industrial Technology 2700, Spring 2020 Course Syllabus – video MOV

Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting

As a result of successful completion of this course,  the student will be able to:
1. Locate and use tools on the ribbon.
2. Create simple parts and drawings using those tools.
3. Create and submit a presentation drawing representing the item drawn in AutoCAD.
4. Create class projects with a beginner level understanding of the AutoCAD software

-2- DOWNLOAD FREE SOFTWARE

Two applications are required for the course:

-1-  AutoCAD for Windows. The software requires an account to be open with an educational email address (your.name@solacc.edu). The license is active for three years. If students use SLCC computers during the regularly schedule class hours, then students do not need to download and install AutoCAD on a personal computer. The software is already installed. 

Download Autocad at this link 

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-2- The instructor has written an plugin application for AutoCAD.  The application has a free educational license, but cost $100 for commercial licenses.

Downloaded Folio7 at this link.

How to install the two applications is explained in first video below. 

-3- HOW TO VIDEOS – Total time 12 hours – Submissions in Red Bold
~01~ How to setup AutoCAD and Folio7 in Windows.(13:36 min)
~02~ How to draw lines and polylines.(16:20 mins)
~03~ How to draw a basic figures: circle, square, and triangle.(20:53 mins)
~04~ How to make layers. (12:23 mins)
~05~ How to use an A size standard sheet: 8.5×11 landscape (18:48 mins)
~06~ How to plot to a pdf. (10:00 mins)
~07~ How to draw 4 side polygons 1 rectangle, trapezoid, & parallelogram. (18:45 mins)
~08~ How to draw 4 side polygons 2 rhombus, iso. trapezoid, & trapezium (12:02 mins)
~09~ How to draw a kite. (8:25 mins)
~10~ How to use text. (19:54 mins)
~11~ How to vary line thickness. (12:22 mins)
~12~ How to use a B size standard sheet: 11×17 landscape. (20:00 mins)
~13~ How to draw right triangles. (31:39 mins)
~14~ How to draw oblique triangles: acutes (<90 deg) and obtuse (>90 deg). (41:11 mins)
~15~ How to use a A Size standard sheet: 8.5×11 portrait. (20:45 mins)
~16~ How to draw polygons Set 1: pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon. (16:11 mins)
~17~ How to draw polygons Set 2: concave/convex, regular/irregular. (12:52 mins)
~18~ How to draw polygons Set 3: simple/complex, non~polygons . (13:22 mins)
~19~ How to insert blocks with Set 1, 2, and 3. (13:49 mins)
~20~ How to use a D Size standard sheet: 24×36 landscape. (26:48 mins)
~21~ How dimension polygons. (53:11 mins)
~22~ How to draw the three views (front, top and side) of an oblong block. (24:05 mins)
~23~ How to scale drawing. (7:16 mins)
~24~ How to dimension the three views. (14:22 mins)
~25~ How to use a C size standard sheet: 17×22 portrait. (24:35 mins)
~26~ How to draw a cavalier projection of an oblong block. (9:40 mins)
~27~ How to draw a cabinet projection of an oblong block. (5:46 mins)
~28~ How to draw a military projection of an oblong block. (9:03 mins)
~29~ How to draw an isometric projection of an oblong block. (19:01 mins)
~30~ How to scale a C size standard sheet: 17×24 landscape. (47:56 mins)
~31~ How to draw a chess set made of blocks – Introduction.
~32~ Introduction to dimensioning rules of chess set (8:03 mins) 
~33~ How to dimension a Pawn (4:40 mins)
~34~ How to dimension a Castle (4:23 mins)
~35~ How to dimension a Knight (3:56 mins)
~36~ How to dimension a Bishop (6:27 mins)
~37~ How to dimension a Queen (5:46 mins)
~38~ How to dimension a King  (8:27 mins)
~39~ How to dimension with special rules (10:19 mins) 
~40~ How to draw a Pawn, Castle, Knight, Bishop, Queen, and King
~41~ How to scale and plot a D Size standard sheet: 24×36 landscape. (5 min)

-4- STEP BY STEP TUTORIALS WITH SCREEN SHOTS

~1~  Tutorial #1 How to create a paper size in AutoCAD for Windows
~2~ Tutorial #2 How to create a pen style table in AutoCAD for Windows