CAD Intro

-1- SYLLABUS

Industrial Technology 2700, Spring 2020 Course Syllabus
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 

-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
-1- How to setup AutoCAD and Folio7 in Windows (13.36).
-2- How to draw lines and polylines.
-3- How to draw a basic figures: circle, square, and triangle.
-4- How to make layers.
-5- How to use an A size standard sheet: 8.5×11 landscape
-6- How to plot to a pdf.
-7- How to draw simple 4 sided polygons: rectangle, trapezoid, and parallelogram.
-8- How to a draw complex 4 side polygons: rhombus, isosceles trapezoid, and trapezium
-9- How to draw a kite.
-10- How to use text.
-11- How to vary line thickness.
-12- How to use a B size standard sheet: 11×17 landscape.
-13- How to draw right triangles.
-14- How to draw oblique triangles: acutes (<90 deg) and obtuse (>90 deg).
-15- How to use a A Size standard sheet: 8.5×11 portrait.
-16- How to draw many sided polygons, Set 1: pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon.
-17- How to draw many sided polygons, Set 2: concave/convex, regular/irregular.
-18- How to draw many sided polygons, Set 3: simple/complex, non-polygons .
-19- How to insert blocks with Set 1, 2, and 3.
-20- How to use a D Size standard sheet: 24×36 landscape.
-21- How dimension polygons.
-22- How to draw the three views (front, top and side) of an oblong block.
-23- How to scale drawing.
-24- How to dimension the three views.
-25- How to use a C size standard sheet: 17×22 portrait.
-26- How to draw a cavalier projection of an oblong block.
-27- How to draw a cabinet projection of an oblong block.
-28- How to draw a military projection of an oblong block.
-29- How to draw an isometric projection of an oblong block.
-30- How to scale a C size standard sheet: 17×24 landscape.
-31- How to draw a set of blocks with three views and an isometric projection.
-32- How to scale a D Size standard sheet: 24×36 landscape.