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DRAFT 186 - Manual Drafting

5 Credits
Introduction to manual drafting, tools and procedures. Exercises teach students scale, line weight, line types, how to create neat and legible drawings to be used as communication tools in the design process. This course includes technique in laying out a drawing as part of a set, orthographic projection, flat pattern, isometrics, and one-point perspective. Students will understand how to read and create architectural and interior design presentation and construction drawings.


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Designed to Serve Interior design, drafting students and anyone interested in drafting skilss
Active Date 20200330T21:14:50

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
  • Introduction to basic drafting tools
  • Introduction to the concept of scale in drawings.
  • Principles of different styles of lettering, practice typical architectural lettering.
  • Learning appropriate uses for different line types and weights; conventional drawing interpretation and creation. Learn how to draw hatch patterns and what they represent.
  • Learn the basics of laying out plan drawings, showing furnishings, walls, door, etc. to scale. Learn how to allow for appropriate and efficient circulation in a house. Learn the basics of laying out kitchens and bathrooms, including work triangles, standard cabinet configurations, and fixtures sizes and clearances.
  • Redraw a floor plan drawing by measuring a smaller version. Construct an upper floor plan through the attic / roof space of a house.
  • Learn how to draw interior elevations of a room based on the plan.
  • Learn how to draw a variety of styles of exterior elevations of a house based on a plan.
  • Learn about laying out furniture. Review of different house styles and how they are depicted in construction drawings. Complete door and window schedules based on the tags in a floor plan drawing. Understand the connection between vertical and horizontal cut drawings in a construction set.
  • Work on final project drawing set includes floor plan, interior elevations and detail of a kitchen.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate ability to use all hand drafting tools, and produce neat and legible drawings.

Demonstrate their ability to draw in scale.

Extrapolate elevation information from plan information and vice versa.

Produce construction document sets.

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