Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Introduction to CAD for Interior Design
Course: INT140

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T

Description: This class focuses on the development of two-dimensional and three-dimensional spatial development through the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer-aided design for interior design following American Institute of Architects (AIA) guidelines.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and use CAD tools for the interior designer. (I - IV)
2. Demonstrate file management and archival procedures as outlined by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Master Guidelines. (I)
3. Construct basic drawing components using the following tools: lines, polylines, circles, polygons, arcs, text, hatch patterns, dimensions, and write blocks. (I)
4. Demonstrate basic modification tools for drawing construction, using the following tools: trim, extend, lengthen, fillet, chamfer, change properties, match properties, text edit, attribute edit, and list commands. (I)
5. Create entities, such as furniture, appliances, and fixtures, using the draw and modify commands for write blocks. (I)
6. Use attribute text and properties in write blocks to generate furniture and finish schedules in CAD. (I, III)
7. Explain the Model Space / Paper Space distinction for creating and plotting drawings in CAD. (II)
8. Create working drawings for industry, using the International Residential Code (IRC) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines with tools specific to CAD for interior designers. (III)
9. Use the parametric modeling tools specific to CAD in the creation of a 3-dimensional room and 3-dimensional objects. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. CAD Tools and Commands
   A. Hardware and software components of CAD
      1. Using file compression file types for digital file transfer and archival purposes
      2. Using web-based file transferal and storage for file management and archival purposes
      3. Attaching CAD files to email for transmission purposes
   B. Functions of CAD commands
      1. Zoom commands
      2. Tour of standard toolbars
         a. Using Windows tools, key-in commands
         b. Accessing hidden toolbars
         c. Drafting Settings: Function Keys
            1. Object snap
            2. Orthographic
            3. Grid
            4. Polar coordinate system and Polar tracking
            5. Object tracking
            6. 3D Object snap
            7. Dynamic Input
   C. Draw commands
      1. Line, polyline, polygons, arcs, circles, ellipses
      2. Creating text
      3. Creating blocks and write blocks
         a. Complex shapes
         b. Furniture
   D. Modification commands
      1. Trim, fillet, extend
      2. Lengthen, list, change properties, stretch
      3. Undo
      4. Modifying text
      5. Modifying attribute text
      6. Block Editor
   E. Annotative Text and Dimension styles
      1. Standard Annotative Text style
      2. Standard Annotative Dimension style
      3. Modification of Annotative Scale
II. Model Space/Paper Space/Floating Model Space Distinction
   A. Model space drawing environment
   B. Paper space plotting environment
         1. Floating model space scaling drawing
         2. Viewports toolbar and multiview setup/multiview
         3. Scale factors for paper space
III. Setting Up Drawings for Industry
   A. American Institute of Architects (AIA), Master Layer Guideline conventions for interior designers
   B. Layering as it relates to the composition of the room
      1. Layering as a control tool for drawing
      2. Layering as a control tool for plotting
   C. Relationship of CAD function to the drafting of specific drawings relevant to the interior design
      1. Description of floor plan
         a. Line types for visual communication
         b. Line weights for visual communication
      2. Description of orthographic views
         a. Elevations
         b. Line weights for visual communication
      3. Description of perspective views
         a. Perspective views utilizing manual techniques in architectural desktop
         b. Use of the CAD libraries to populate drawings
   D. Finishing drawings for industry
      1. Hatch patterns
      2. Dimensioning
      3. Sheet setup
   E. Integration of International Residential Code (IRC) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements
IV. Parametric Modeling
   A. Three-dimensional drawings in CAD
      1. Conceptual tools
      2. Drawing tools
         a. Three-dimensional walls, doors, and windows
         b. Three-dimensional furniture
         c. Three-dimensional finishes
      3. Slicing elevations
      4. Creating perspectives
   B. Multiple viewports for plotting
      1. Shade plot command
      2. Multiple view port command
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 28, 2017

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