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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ECAD 1070 - Introduction to AutoCAD

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers the fundamental concepts, tools, and commands of AutoCAD software. AutoCAD skills that will be practiced include drawing, editing, annotating, and plotting of two-dimensional (2D) drawings. Students are encouraged to bring drawing projects from their major, industry, or hobby as a possible final project.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: 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. Previous experience with drawings in your chosen field or completion of any the following courses: ECAD 1020 , INTD 1020  or KBD 1010 .

Major Content
  1. Auxiliary and section views
  2. Blocks
  3. CAD system components requirements for AutoCAD
  4. Dimensioning and Notes
  5. Drafting mechanical and architectural drawings
  6. Drawing tools and commands
  7. Editing tools and commands
  8. Multiview drawings and Elevations
  9. Object Properties and Layers
  10. Templates and plotting

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

  1. organize drawing data by using Object Properties.
  2. create floorplans using various methods.
  3. list minimum requirements for Autocad software.
  4. create simple drawings using various coordinate entry methods.
  5. edit drawings using Modify commands.
  6. describe parts of a CAD system.
  7. explain Autocad¿s screen layout.
  8. describe different coordinate systems.
  9. start-up drawings using various methods.
  10. create simple drawings using various Draw commands.
  11. apply Hatch commands.
  12. create auxiliary views.
  13. create drawings using and manipulating blocks.
  14. create layouts.
  15. create multiview architectural drawings using elevations.
  16. create multiview mechanical drawings using orthographic principles.
  17. dimension drawings.
  18. modify drawings to conform to industry standards.
  19. plot drawings.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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