||The dual purpose of this course is to allow the student to become familiarized with the basic elements of technical drawing 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 simultaneously discuss the implementation of the drafting theory and the use of the computer as an electronic drafting board.
Weekly instruction will be given in the AutoCAD lab (B3-15) in a 3-hour lecture/lab session consisting of approximately ½ -hour engineering graphic theory and 2½-hours of hands-on lab practice. In each session the student will be introduced to new drafting principles as well as the necessary AutoCAD commands, operations and techniques to implement the theory. 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.