Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Basic Computer-Aided Design

 Title Abbreviation:   CAD/BASIC

 Department:    TECD

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    151302

 EPC:    602

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Sequential study of computer-aided design (CAD) and graphics technology. Introductory study of 3-D modeling practices. Introduces drafting operations and the procedures used to create and edit CAD models. Topics include sketching, basic commands, sketch relations, features, dimensioning, and basic assembly modeling.


Prerequisite: TECD 103.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

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. Understand the various comands, methods, and techniques of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) systems.
  2. Create and manage CAD part files.
  3. Understand sketch relations and sketch tools (offset, convert, and trim).
  4. Create and modify basic extruded features.
  5. Create and modify advanced loft, revolve and sweep features.
  6. Pattern features to increase production through-put.

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. Commands, methods and techinques of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).
  2. CAD part files.
  3. Sketch relations and sketch tools (offset, convert, and trim).
  4. Basic extruded features.
  5. Advanced features: lofts, sweeps and revolves.
  6. Patterns, libraries and improved work flow.