Course DescriptionThis continuation of X 468.10 Digital Presentation II: 2D CAD/AutoCAD covers the basic commands necessary to construct and view in 3D. Using SketchUp software, students draw a floor plan while simultaneously creating a complete 3D virtual building. Instruction covers the accurate drawing of walls, doors, windows, details, and other 3D objects. Additionally, the course covers numerous basic menu commands and other features, such as modifying, editing, offsetting, layers, line types, color, solid modeling, perspectives, rasterizing, layouts, printing, plotting, and methods for importing and exporting files between SketchUp and AutoCAD.
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 468.10 Digital Presentation II: 2DCAD/AutoCAD. 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 3
- Interior Design: Foundation Level : Defined Elective - Digital Presentation III
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required