Intermediate Autocad (ENGR-1012)



1.      Course title: Intermediate AutoCad


2.      Prerequisite: ENGR 1011 or consent of the instructor.


3.      Textbook: Your AutoCAD 2000 Instructor by James A. Leach. McGraw-Hill Publishers. ISBN 0-07-234761-9


4.      Catalog Description:

This is the second of a two part course which continues with the review of basic commands of AutoCAD for windows to produce two dimensional drawings and provides hands on instruction in using this industry standard software to create three dimensional engineering drawings and solid modeling.


Course objective: To introduce students to advanced features of the widely chosen computer-aided design software AutoCAD to effectively:

1. Create, insert and edit blocks with attributes.

2. Extract attribute data from a drawing.

3. Use the display controls needed for viewing three-dimensional drawings.

4. Use three-dimensional drawing aids.

5.      Produce three-dimensional representations.

6.      Basic concepts of rendering


7.      General notes:

a.         Instructor should note that the class may consist of students registered as credit and some as non-credit.

b.         The evaluation procedure is mandatory for the grade for credit students and optional for non-credit students.

c.         Non-credit students are given a certificate at the end of course after successful completion of all instructor assigned work.


7. Course Outline:


Block Attributes, editing and extracting: chapter 22

XYZ point filters: Chapter 20

Pictorial views: Chapter 25 (review)

Auxiliary views: Chapter 27 (review)

Dimensioning 3-D parts: Chapter 28

Advance paper space techniques: Chapter 33

3-D modeling basics: Chapter 34

Display controls for 3-D drawings: Chapter 26

User Coordinate systems UCS: Chapter 36

Wireframe modeling: Chapter 37

Solid modeling construction: Chapter 38

Surface modeling: Chapter 40

Rendering Concepts (only): Chapter 41


8. Evaluation:

The emphasis should be on measuring the level of expertise achieved in applying the software commands to successfully reproduce 2-dimensional drawings. The details of grade determination are flexible however one recommended procedure would be to weigh the four components as follows:

Labs/Homework: 15%-20%

Tests (two): 30%

Project: 20%

Final Examination: 30-35%


Effective date: January, 2002