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ECAD 1040 - Engineering Drafting I

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: In this course students will use CAD software to create various geometric constructions, multiview drawings, 1st & 3rd angle projections, and simple dimensioning. Detail drawings will be created that incorporate auxiliary and section views, tolerancing, and finishes. Other topics include an overview of the drafting profession, drafting office practices, revisions, and standard parts.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECAD 1020  , ECAD 1070 ; Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above OR completion MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a MATH course.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Assessment score placement in MATH 0070  or completion of MATH 0030  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Auxiliary views
  2. Cylindrical fits
  3. Detail drawing
  4. Dimensioning systems
  5. Drafting jobs and profession
  6. Drafting office procedures
  7. Drawing revisions
  8. Functional drafting techniques
  9. Geometric construction
  10. Orthographic projection
  11. Produce metric detail drawings
  12. Purchased and tabulated drawings
  13. Section views
  14. Surface finishes
  15. Tolerances

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. create multiview drawings to various scales
  2. apply various dimensioning systems to drawings
  3. describe drawing revision process
  4. create various section views on drawings
  5. describe various aspects of drafting profession
  6. apply tolerances to drawings
  7. calculate cylindrical fits
  8. describe drafting office procedures
  9. describe drafting equipment, media and formats used in drafting
  10. create various geometric constructions using CAD
  11. create purchased part and tabulated drawings
  12. describe functional drafting techniques
  13. describe the difference between 1st and 3rd angle projection
  14. create various auxiliary views on drawings
  15. apply surface finishes to drawings
  16. produce metric detail drawings

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