Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Computer-Aided Design IV

 Title Abbreviation:   CAD/IV

 Department:    TECD

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    151302

 EPC:    602

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Intermediate study of 3-D modeling tools. In depth study of documentation practices for 3-D modeling. Apply techniques and standard practices of technical graphics to communicate design ideas. Topics include drafting, section views, exploded view, rendering and animation basics.


Prerequisite: TECD 105.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Learn standard drafting techniques.
  2. Create documentation drawings.
  3. Document assembly procedures.
  4. Create color renderings of 3-D models.
  5. Apply basic animation steps for presentation views.
  6. Compile a documentation package for customer review.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Drafting techniques.
  2. Section and isometric views.
  3. Exploded views.
  4. Rendering techniques.
  5. Animation basics.
  6. Presentation tips and tricks.