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Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD
Course: DFT105AA

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

Description: Industrial use of AUTOCAD equipment (hardware and software) in the areas of mechanical, electronic and construction drawings

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the hardware and software components of the CAD system and describe their function and relationship with each other. (I)
2. Demonstrate the procedure for start-up and module selection. (II)
3. Demonstrate the use of basic entities such as lines, circles, and arcs for producing a view. (III)
4. Demonstrate the use of computer commands in the area of editing and manipulation, as aids used in constructing a drafted item. (IV)
5. Demonstrate the use of annotation entities and dimensions. (V)
6. Demonstrate the use of fill pattern commands. (VI)
7. Demonstrate the use of computer commands for construction of an auxiliary view. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to equipment
   A. Hardware
      1. CRT (screen display)
      2. Keyboard
      3. Designing with typesetting
      4. Disc drive
      5. Printer
      6. Plotter
   B. Software
      1. Flexible disc
         a. Handling
         b. Storage
         c. Use
II. Basic usage
   A. Start-up
   B. Keyboard functions
      1. Data entry
      2. Special function keys
   C. Module selection
   D. Menu area
      1. Command stack
      2. Command menu
      3. Command diamond
   E. Filing structure
      1. Mass storage media (MSM)
      2. Cabinets
      3. Drawers
      4. Items
III. Utilizing basic commands for producing views
   A. Entities
      1. Construction mode
         a. Lines
         b. Circles
         c. Arcs
      2. Real lines
         a. Lines
         b. Circles
         c. Arcs
   B. Symbols
      1. Utilizing symbol library
      2. Creating symbols
IV. Utilizing commands for editing and manipulation of views
   A. Mirroring
   B. Rotating
   C. Factoring
   D. Zoom in, zoom out
   E. Erase (shield erase)
   F. Move
   G. Redraw
   H. Copy
   I. Distance interrogation
V. Utilizing commands for dimensioning a view in a two dimensional plane
   A. Running dimensions
   B. Standard dimensions
   C. Angular dimensions
   D. Set measurement mode for annotation prompts
   E. Place dimensions
   F. Measure distance and move point(s)
   G. Diameter dimension
   H. Dimension character style
   I. Dimension terminator
VI. Utilizing commands for producing sectional views of filled areas
   A. Define area
   B. Fill type
   C. Reference point
VII. Utilizing commands for auxiliary views
   A. Location of construction lines
      1. Parallel construction lines
      2. Perpendicular construction lines
   B. Completion of auxiliary
      1. Lines
      2. Circles
      3. Dimensions
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  12/14/2004

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