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INT D 196 - Architectural Drafting I

5 Credits
This course will introduce students to the current version of AutoCAD (a computer-aided drafting software) and how to produce architectural drawings for a residential project. Students will obtain information on the construction methods used in the house, including framing, basic casework size standards, door sizes, stair heights, widths and clearances, and how to show roof slope and framing. Students will learn how to read and draw two-dimensional drawings in order to understand three-dimensional forms and spaces.


Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day, Online
Winter Day, Online
Spring Online

Designed to Serve This class is for anyone interested learning architectural drafting and Auto CAD.
Active Date 20200330T21:15:37

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 25
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Students are introduced to opening a new file in Autocad and setting to Architectural units. Students learn the basic tool of the Line command, how to undo any command, use the escape key to stop a command in action, pick elements in the drawing, and delete elements in the drawing. Zooming, panning and other viewing tools are introduced. Students set up Text Styles and Dimension Styles in order to draw their Title block drawing.
  • Students will be introduced to all status bar buttons, and different snap options, including Dynamic Snap and Object Snap. Students will learn to work in orthogonal mode, create a drawing with specific dimensions and specific angles, and use the Circle and Offset commands.
  • Students will draw a floor plan of a garage, using all the tools they have learned so far. They will use the Arc command to draw a door swing, use the Trim / Extend command for locating building openings, and draw specific elements on correct layers.
  • Students will create a drawing with Copy, Mirror, Rotate, and Move commands, in addition to previously accumulated commands.
  • Students will learn to use their title block drawings in each of their assignments, by developing drawing information in Model Space, and locating their title block information in Paper Space, and using a Viewport to look from Paper Space to Model Space, with a specific scale set for the view.
  • Students will plot their drawings using the settings they establish in their Layer settings, with .ctb files. Students will draw two floor plans of a house.
  • For the same house, students will draw the foundation plan, section, wall section, elevations, interior elevations of rooms, stair details, and framing detail. Students will be required to research fixtures and appliances for size and available CAD blocks.

Student Learning Outcomes
Create details of the residential project, including interior elevations, wall section, foundation plan, and stair details.

Demonstrate Auto Cad commands, and procedures in their architectural constructions plans.

Produce drawings at different scales on one size layout.

Demsotrate lineweights and layers through various drawings

Create drawings of various overall views from examples of a residential project including plans, elevations and section, and show how they relate to each other.

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