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DT100 – Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design

About this course:

This course is an introduction to computer-assisted drafting and design (CADD) and basic technical drawing. It covers orthographic and isometric projection concepts, utilizing CADD to produce basic technical drawings and applies the editing commands available in the software. It introduces basic drawings from architecture, mechanical design, electronics and space planning. This course may be taken four times using different software releases.

Upon mastering the content of this course, you should be able to:

-demonstrate basic CADD skills for producing technical drawings

-apply basic technical drawing concepts of orthographic and isometric projection, sections and dimensioning

-apply basic CADD commands for developing orthographic and isometric projections-recognize industry standards for producing technical drawings


What you should expect from this class:

Your grade depends on 3 parts of the class … your assignments, your assessments, and how you manage and present your work.  This course will emphasize developing AutoCAD skills, presenting your work, and managing your work in a professional manner.


This class is a combined lecture and lab class.  It is designed so that most students who are familiar with and good at using computers can complete most of the work during assigned class times.  If you are not familiar with computers or if you do not work very fast on computers, you may expect to spend extra time outside of lab in order to meet the course requirements.  The Learning Resource Center computers are equipped with appropriate versions of all of the software that you might need.  You can also download AutoCAD for free from AutoDesk if you are a registered student.


Here is a high quality sample of what we cover in this class.  You will be required to create a similar portfolio of your work.


What you need to bring to class the first day:

CADD Workbook #1 – available in the ARC bookstore

A USB Memory stick – this class uses only a small amount of memory

A 1-1/2” – 2” Binder in which you can keep hard-copies of your work.


What you should do ahead of time to be prepared for the first day of class (we will also do this in class the first day, but if you are familiar with it, it is much easier):

Log into the ARC D2L site and look for the DT100 course.

Find the content page, the discussion page, and the drop-box.

Find the survey page and take the unit 1 – introduction surveys