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Republic of the Philippines

NORTHWEST SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY


Calbayog City

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

Course Specification

Course Code: Arch. Tech. 7 Course Title: Computer Aided Arch’ l. Drafting & Design 1
Course Description Introduction to the use of computers and software for Architectural Design and Drafting.
Number of units for Lecture
3
and Laboratory
Number of Contact Hours per Lecture: 2 hours Laboratory: 3 hours
Week
Prerequisite None
1. This course is aimed to introduce the basic concepts, applications and
handling of software dealing with graphics information. It focuses on the basic
Course Objectives
operations in preparing drawings with the use of microcomputer and its peripherals and
such software as Auto Cad.
Course Outline A. Mid Term Coverage:

1. Introduction
* Orientation of Vision, Mission of the University
* Computer Aided Drafting
* Advantages of using the computer in drafting
* Application of CAD
* CAD Software and Hardware System

2. Starting Autocad
* Definition * Keyboard
* Start Up Menu * Cartesian Workspace
* Elements of Autocad Screen * Command Entry Methods
* Pointing Device
* Drawing Editor and Menu

3. Making Drawing More Precise

* Erase Command * Osnap Command


* Coords Command * Auto Snap Setting
* Drafting Settings * Selecting Object
* Grid Command * Object Selection Settings
* Ortho Command * Grips
* Snap Command * Error Corrections
* Polar Tracking

4. Filling AutoCad Information

* Using the File Menu * Save As Command


* New Command * Exit Command
* Open Command * Drawing Utilities
* Save Command

5. Coordinates Entry

* Specifying Points * Relative Coordinates


* Absolute Coordinates * Polar Coordinates

6. Drawing Set Up

* Limits Command * Units Control


* Layer Command * MVSet Up Command
* LInetype Command * MView Command
* LTScale Command * PSLTScale Command
* Lineweight Command * VPlayer Command

7. Enhanced Drwg. Techniques

* Line Command * Pline Command


* Circle Command * Donut Command
* Arc Command * Solid Command
* Point Command * Fill Command
* Divide Command * XLine Command
* Measure Command * Ray Command
* Ellipse Command * MLine Command
* Polygon Command * SPLine Command
* Rectang Command * Sketch Command

8. Virtual Screen

* Redraw Command * Viewports Command


* Redrawall Command * View Command
* Regen Command * Viewres Command
* Regenall Command * Aerial View
* Zoom Command * UCS Command
* Pan Command

9. Drawing Annotation

* Style Command * DDEdit Command


* Text Command * DDModify Command
* DText Command * QText Command
* MText Command

B. Final Term Coverage

10. Modifying Drawings

* Move Command * CHProp Command


* Rotate Command * Extend Command
* Align Command * Lengthen Command
* Trim Command * Stretch Command
* Break Command * Scale Command
* DDModify Command * PEdit Command
* Change Command * Explode Command

11. Efficient Const. Technique

* Copy Command * Chamfer Command


* Array Command * Fillet Command
* Mirror Command * Offset Command

12. Creating Symbols

* Block Command * BHatch Command


* WBlock Command * Xref Command
* Insert Command * ATTDEF Command
* MInsert Command

13. Dimensioning Drawing

* The Element of Dimensions * Lines and Arrows Tab


* DIM Command * Text Tab
* Dimension Variable * Fit Tab
* Dimension Styles Dialog Box * Primary Units Tab

14. Plotting

* Plot Command * Plot Scale


* Plot Device * Plot Offset
* The Tolerance Group * Plot Options
* Paper Size & Paper Units * Plot Preview
* Drawing Orientation * Readying the Plotter
* Plot Area * Plotting a Paperspace

15. Application using Computer Graphics


* Straight and Curve Line Exercises
* Geometrical Exercises
* Orthographic and Isometric Drawings
* Enhancing Drawing and Efficient Construction Technique
* Chalk/Whiteboard pen and Board
Laboratory Equipment * Textbooks
* Architectural Plan ( Models)
* Auto Cad Programs
* Auto Cad Manuals
Suggested References * Engineering Design Graphics – James H. Earle
* http:// archdai. Ly/g-ozsyt
* www.autodesk.com/dsmax

Prepared & Deliberated by:

VICENTE CAMPO JUANITO DELABAJAN

Member Member

RAMESES L. ORTIZ

Area Chairman

Noted: Approved:

MARIETTA L. ESPIÑA, Ph.D. FE C. MONTECALVO, Ed. D.

Dean, CEIT Vice President for Academic Affairs