Course DescriptionThis course covers the basic AutoCAD commands used to create and edit 2D CAD drawings, as well as drawing setup, layer control, dimensioning, symbol libraries, display commands, external references, attributes, paperspace/modelspace, and methods for importing and exporting files between SketchUp and AutoCAD. Students prepare a basic set of construction documents that include floor plans, elevations, sections, and details.
All CAD courses assume knowledge of drafting principles and basic PC (Windows) computer skills. Advanced CAD courses assume knowledge of the application as defined in the introductory course.
All computer courses are taught on a Windows platform in computer labs. Mac users may download Mac-compatible versions of AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp/SketchUp Pro and Podium for laptop or home use, but will be responsible for learning mouse clicks or keystroke conversion independently. There are currently no Mac versions of Revit or 3ds Max Design. Mac users may work in a Windows partition using Parallels or other Windows emulation software.
Lab hours are not available; therefore, students must have access to their own hardware and software for the courses in which they enroll.
PrerequisitesX 468.20 Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator. Software requirement: The most recent version of AutoCAD. A student version of the AutoDesk software will be provided for free upon proof of student status. Review CAD course requirements.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Digital Design Suite for Architects & Interior Designers : Course 2
- Interior Design: Foundation Level : Defined Elective - Digital Presentation II
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required