A required, 4-credit program course.

The foundation AutoCAD® course in the Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies program. Basic commands and operations from 2D drawing and editing tools to creating solid models and rendering. 2D drawing, text, dimensions, blocks, tables, hatching, reference files, sharing data, 3D drawing, plotting, and more. Designed to qualify students for Autodesk certification.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Use the AutoCAD® software program to create drawings from scratch and to modify, manipulate, copy, delete, save, and plot drawings.
  2. Use the full range of AutoCAD® commands and options, use the keyboard, toolbar, and menu interfaces, and employ shortcuts and time-saving strategies to operate the program at a level of efficiency acceptable for employment as a CAD technician.
  3. Create, render, and manipulate 3D AutoCADŽ drawings and convert 2D drawings to 3D drawings.
  4. Roughly define the terms, concepts, and standards associated with the topics of the course.
  5. Report to a workplace regularly and punctually, engage effectively and congenially with peers and supervisors, work from written as well as oral instructions, use assigned time efficiently for productive work, and meet production deadlines.
  6. Demonstrate oral and written communication, computation, and problem-solving skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.


Draw,Modify, and View Commands
Layers and Properties
Dynamic, Multiline, and Attotative Text
Plotting and Plot Styles
Dimensions, Dimemsion Styles, and Annotative Dimensiong
Common andDynamic Blocks
External References
3D Models

  1. Prerequisite: AEC 80, or AEC 81, or instructor approval
  2. The course is open to AEC majors only.
  3. Roughly two hours of lecture and six hours of lab per week.
  4. Typically offered only in the fall term.
  5. Apart from a required textbook, the only supply needed is a flash drive for storing computer files.
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