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Computer Aided Drafting

Course Code ROBO-115
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 3
Course Availability: Open

The dual purpose of this course is to allow the student to become familiarized with the basic technical drawing elements of mechanical engineering graphics as well as the concepts and features of the AutoCAD computer-assisted-drafting program. The course will discuss the principles of graphic communication, projections and the industrial standards utilized in typical engineering drawings. The course will also simultaneously discuss the implementation of the drafting theory by using the computer as an electronic drafting board and design tool. Weekly instruction will be given in two parts: a two hour theory class and a three hour lab session. Theory sessions, which will be held in classrooms, will involve a lecture portion as well as individual manual sketching. The lab sessions, which will be held in one of the Mechanical CAD labs, will consist of approximately ½ -hour theory (software) and 2½-hours of hands-on lab practice. In most sessions the student will be introduced to new drafting principles and/or the necessary CAD commands, operations and techniques to implement the theory. A series of specifically designed illustrative exercises, assigned during the course, will provide the student with the necessary practice for skill development.