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ENR 105 APPLIED COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

ENR 105Applied Computer-Aided Design

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  2.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENR 103

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This first course in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) uses the latest release of AutoCAD software. Students are introduced to the terminology, use, and capabilities of CAD. Through hands-on instruction, students learn to complete projects using the latest hardware and software. After starting with the beginning draw and edit commands, the course proceeds to cover tolerance dimensioning, printing, the creation of symbols libraries, isometric rendering, three dimensional wire-frame modeling, and blocks with attributes.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. set up drawings (blueprints) within a CAD system (namely AutoCAD) from different disciplines (e.g., mechanical, architectural, civil, etc.);
  2. utilize the Draw and Modify tools of AutoCAD to construct and modify different geometries;
  3. employ dimensioning tools of AutoCAD to add dimensions and/or tolerances (for mechanical design applications) to the blueprint;
  4. apply the Hatch command in drawings involving sectional views to highlight interior complexities of the design;
  5. employ the Layer command in organizing the drawing according to the different categories of elements present in the design document;
  6. build a library of symbols and employ existing symbols in electrical, architectural, mechanical and other applications; and
  7. communicate with other members of the technical team through using the acceptable industry standards (i.e., ANSI and/or other applicable industry standards).