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DRFT Courses

04A, 04B, 04C, 04D, 05, 06, 10, 25, 35, 41, 42A, 42B, 43, 44, 48B

DRFT-04A Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Drafting

Corequisite:
CPSC-01 or CPSC-30 or INDT-38

Catalog Description:
This course uses AutoCAD. The student will progress through the fundamental and some intermediate commands. Topics included are: drawing set-up, drawing, editing, text, and dimensioning. Also, the student will construct multi-view drawings as used in industry. Most drawings will be printed from paperspace.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Use the AutoCAD interface and settings
B. Set-up and use layers to differentiate types of geometry
C. Create geometry using drawing commands
D. Create complex geometry using modify commands.
E. Create dimensions - linear, aligned, angular, diameter, radius, ordinate, baseline, continue, and the use of a leader
F. Arrange geometry using paper/model space to effectively create and print drawings

DRFT-04B Introduction to 3D
Spring Only

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04A

Catalog Description:
This course is an introduction to 3D using both SketchUp and AutoCAD. Students will gain an understanding of how 3D modeling works and how it can be used with other applications. Other topics that will be covered are using Google Earth, Materials, the AutoCAD UCS system, and basic rendering.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Create 3D solids using SketchUp
B. Create 3D solids using AutoCAD
C. Arrange the AutoCAD UCS System correctly to get desired outcomes.

DRFT-04C Introduction to Parametric Modeling
Fall Only

Prerequisite:
DRFT-05

Catalog Description:
This course uses Inventor. Students will use basic, and intermediate commands to create and modify solid models. The models will be used to create Small Assemblies (less than10 parts), 2D drawings, and Renderings.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Use the Inventor interface and settings.
B. Construct effective sketches.
C. Create complex models using features.
D. Create assemblies of less than 10 parts.
E. Create drawings & renderings from 3D models.

DRFT-04D Advanced Parametric Modeling
Spring Only, Starting S12

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04C

Catalog Description:
This course uses Inventor and SolidWorks. Students will use advanced commands in both programs. Some of the topics covered are 3D sketches, Tabular Parts, Large Assemblies, and Top-Down Assemblies.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Create solid models and drawings from actual parts.
B. Create table-driven parts.
C. Use advanced assembly techniques.
D. Apply analysis tools to models.
E. Use advanced feature-based modeling, including 3D Sketches.

DRFT-05 Engineering Graphics
Spring Only

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04A

Catalog Description:
This course utilizes computer graphics to prepare engineering drawings including geometric constructions, multi-view drawing, sectioning, auxiliary views, pictorial drawing, and tolerancing.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Create common engineering related drawings using AutoCAD fundamentals and intermediate level commands
B. Demonstrate graphical communication skills
C. Understand the different threads and fasteners used in industry
D. Explain & Draw different gears, bearings, and cams.
E. Understand and produce Industrial Drawings and all the associated drawing types (Multi-View, Section, Auxiliary, Detail, & Assembly) .
F. Understand and produce the various methods of Dimensioning and Tolerancing, including Size, and GD&T methods.

DRFT-06 Production Methods
Fall Only, Starting F11

Prerequisite:
DRFT-05

Catalog Description:
This course covers different production methods and materials. Students will learn how the production method influences the design of a product. Materials covered are Metals, Plastics, Matrix, and Composites. Some of the methods covered are Milling/Turning, Layups, Casting, Forging, Punching, Molding, and Additive Manufacturing. The use of Welding and Adhesives will also be covered. Students will create drawings of parts and production equipment.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Evaluate different production processes and the impact that they have on product design.
B. Identify and explain advantages and disadvantages of different metals, plastics, and composite materials.
C. Identify shop processes used to create an object
D. Understand basic mechanical properties

DRFT-10 Rendering and Animation
Spring Only, Starting S12

Catalog Description:
This course uses 3DS Max Design. Students will learn how to create objects in 3DS, Box Modeling, Material mapping, Rendering, and Animation. Students will also learn how to import objects for use in animations and how to complete basic video editing.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Create and edit objects in 3DS Max
B. Apply lights and materials in a rendering to create realistic images.
C. Plan and use tweening and the curve editor to control animation
D. Use 3DS to create accurate renderings and animations of 3D models

DRFT-25 Descriptive Geometry
Fall Only

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04A

Catalog Description:
This course involves the use of Computer Aided Drafting and hand sketching to solve problems and communicate ideas. The course is also an introduction to descriptive geometry using computers and more traditional methods of problem solving through the auxiliary view and two-view methods. The development of graphical methods in their application to graphs, charts, and spatial and vector geometry will be studied.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Solve descriptive geometry problems utilizing the AutoCAD program
B. Perform graphical solution of space problems
C. Illustrate fully the fundamental concepts of orthographic projection in solving theoretical and practical problems
D. Analyze graphical problems through the auxiliary view method and two view methods

DRFT-35 Capstone Design Project
Spring Only, Starting S13

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04C or DRFT-43

Catalog Description:
This course will guide students in the design process. Students will learn the steps in creating a new design (identify problem, planning, research, design, documentation, presentation). Students will experience the different steps as they design a product/building to solve a problem or meet a need. Students will use appropriate CAD software as needed, and will learn how to use project management software.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Choose the appropriate software for the given application
B. Apply the product design process
C. Collect and apply research in the design of a project.
D. Create accurate bill of materials for projects

DRFT-41 Civil Drafting
Fall Only, Starting F11

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04A

Catalog Description:
This course uses AutoCAD. Students will learn about and create common civil drawings. Some of the
drawings that will be included are Traverses, topo maps, plan and profile drawings, cut/fill, and borehole drawings. Students will also learn about file formats that are used with survey equipment and how to integrate them with AutoCAD.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Create standard civil drawings including survey drawings, topo maps, cut & fill drawings, and plan & profile drawings.
B. Use attributes to store point data
C. Compare the relationship between CAD, and other civil engineering tools

DRFT-42A Architectural Drafting-AutoCAD
Spring Only

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04A

Catalog Description:
This course covers the drafting techniques used in the preparation of working drawings for building construction, with special emphasis on house planning, house construction, and building codes and regulations. The course includes the drawing of a short set of house plans, floor plan, plot plan, elevation, and perspective.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Evaluate the role of the architectural draftsman in an industrial society
B. Choose and create the necessary architectural entities basic to a permitable set of plans.
C. Analyze the facets of home planning and construction
D. Organize according to good space planning
E. Apply building codes when designing a building

DRFT-42B Architectural Drafting - 3D
Fall Only

Prerequisite:
DRFT-42A

Catalog Description:
This course uses REVIT, and covers the techniques used in the making of working drawings for building construction. The program used creates a 3-D drawing of a house. A detailed cutting list and bill of materials is also generated relative to the drawings. There will be special emphasis on a complete set of house plans adequate for bidding purposes. Also included will be sections, details, interior elevations, foundation plan, heating and air conditioning, specification, and a model.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Use the Revit interface and settings
B. Explain the forms, properties, and uses of the building materials used in the construction industry.
C. Create a full-set of completed drawing plans, which will include all the necessary aspects of a project.
D. Differentiate the principles of graphic communication and not "over-kill" the project.
E. Apply building codes when designing a building

DRFT-43 Sustainable Architecture
Fall Only

Corequisite:
DRFT-42B, Starting F12

Catalog Description:
This course uses Revit. Students will learn how the sustainable movement has influenced architecture. This course will cover CalGreen, LEED, and sustainable building methods. Students will learn how to use Revit to create the documentation needed.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Produce a design including CalGreen and L.E.E.D. concepts into building design.
B. Evaluate alternative building methods.
C. Use building information modeling (BIM) to assist in calculations, and reports.

DRFT-44 Print Reading & Sketching

Catalog Description:
This course is for technical students and other personnel who must be skilled in reading industrial prints. The student will become familiar with industrial prints, industry standards, and current practices. There will be a basic coverage of sketching as it applies to the communication skills of reading prints.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Visualize spatial relationships between prints and real objects.
B. Communicate technical concepts to others through sketching.
C. Understand and analyze Industrial Drawings and all the associated drawing types (Multi-View, Section, Auxiliary, Detail, & Assembly) .
D. Understand and analyze the various methods of Dimensioning and Tolerancing, including Size, and GD&T methods.
E. Identify Various Machined features & processes and their callouts.

DRFT-48B Special Problems in CAD Software Modification

Prerequisite:
DRFT-04A

Catalog Description:
This course is designed to permit the student to experience those topics not covered in the objectives of DRFT-04ABC. This course will teach students how to customize the AutoCAD interface. Topics covered will be editing the Ribbon, Aliases, Macros, and AutoLisp, and the use of profiles.

Student Learning Outcomes:
A. Arrange the AutoCAD interface to suit drawing style
B. Create Lisp routines
C. Create macros
D. Apply drawing standards to drawing files