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This course is a continuation of the Drafting/AutoCAD course from the first semester. The purpose of this course is twofold. It is intended to allow the student to become familiarized with further key elements of technical drawing (CSA standard) as well as introducing additional features of the AutoCAD computer-assisted-drafting program. The course will cover the industrial standards used in developing proper engineering assembly drawings as well as the techniques employed in generating true three-dimensional representations of any mechanical component. The 3D portion of the AutoCAD software, will enable students to take the information presented on standard orthographic technical drawings and convert this data into 3D wire frame and solid models. Weekly instruction will be given in one of the AutoCAD labs in two 2 hour sessions with an emphasis placed on hands-on experience. In most sessions the student will be introduced to new drafting principles as well as new CAD commands, operations and techniques. A series of specifically designed illustrative exercises, which will be assigned during the course, will provide the student with the necessary practice for skill development. These exercises are intended to be completed and submitted by the end of the class or at the start of the next session.