Ronald W Wright
Intensive introduction to computer-aided design systems for developing construction documentation (working drawings). Lectures and exercises focus on learning the methodology for using CAD to efficiently prepare working drawings, as well as discussions regarding industry- recognized standards and current technology used in the preparation of documentation. Prerequisite: ARCH 380; CM 313. Offered: ASpS.
This course is an intensive introduction to the use of a Computer Aided Design and Documentation (CADD) system for the development of construction documentation (also known as Working Drawings). Lectures will consist of instruction on system use combined with discussions regarding the applications and issues affecting the efficient application of CADD to the preparation of architectural working drawings. The course will include lectures and discussions of process, conventions, composition, coordination, and layout, as well as graphic skill development.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The general format for the instructional time will be lectures and discussions on Mondays and Wednesdays, and lab sessions on Fridays. Attendance at Friday lab sessions is required. There are a few Friday class days scheduled, which are to be treated as regular class days.
Prerequisites plus general computer knowledge (Windows, Internet usage, etc.) together with basic understanding of architectural design and building construction. Please note that previous students who have completed this course have uniformly responded to course evaluation questionnaires indicating the need for between 10 and 15 hours per week minimum to be spent on this course.
Class assignments and grading
Students will work with the current available version of AutoCAD for Windows. Individually, each student will produce documentation associated with the production of architectural working drawings. Skill development will be reinforced through a series of assignments that address specific aspects of architectural drawings (e.g., representation, composition, coordination, layout and dimensioning, etc.).
Grading for the class will be based upon class participation and demonstrated skill and knowledge development. Evaluations will be based in part upon late term quiz results and final submittal of course assignments.