From the basics to 3-D.
Over the series of AutoCAD Graphics courses, you'll gain an understanding of how to use this versatile software to create, print and plot drawings. You'll learn advanced concepts and commands for working in AutoCAD on a daily basis.
Pre-Entry: Graphics & Math Basics • TTCD 636V Schedule
This hands-on course is optional but recommended for students taking AutoCAD courses. Topics include: math principles; geometry, blueprint reading; and basic drafting concepts. Class is taught in both manual drafting lab and in the computer lab.
Prerequisite: prior experience with computers and file management using Windows, or completion of "File Management (BSCM 504V)
AutoCAD Level 1 • TTCD 512V Schedule
AutoCAD Level 1 provides you with a basic working knowledge of AutoCAD as you learn to create, print and plot drawings using the latest version of AutoCAD software. Emphasis is on using the software tools and understanding the concepts and techniques you need to use and be productive with AutoCAD. Even at this fundamental level, AutoCAD is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter. The teaching strategy is to start with the basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are introduced throughout the course.
Prerequisites: Experience with drafting and blueprint reading and good math/geometry skills or completion of Pre-Entry (TTCD 636V). Experience with Windows file management is required.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objective of AutoCAD Level I is to enable students to create a basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD. While not every command or option is covered, students learn the most essential tools and concepts, such as:
- Understanding the AutoCAD workspace and user interface.
- Using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools.
- Organizing drawing objects on layers.
- Inserting reusable symbols (blocks).
- Preparing a layout to be plotted.
- Adding text, hatching, and dimensions.
- Using more advanced editing and construction techniques.
- Adding parametric constraints to objects.
- Creating local and global blocks.
- Setting up layers, styles, and templates.
- Using advanced plotting and publishing options.
AutoCAD Level 2 • TTCD 542V Schedule
Increase your productivity with AutoCAD! For those who have completed Level 1 or those who work with AutoCAD on a daily basis, this hands-on course concentrates on intermediate to advanced AutoCAD concepts and commands. Topics include: productivity techniques; advanced object types; creating and extracting block attribute information, external references; collaboration and drawing tools; menu customization; and an introduction to 3D modeling. Course material and lab fees included are in tuition.
Prerequisite: Prior successful completion of AutoCAD Level 1 (TTCD 512V) within the past two years, or assessment and permission of Instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objective of AutoCAD Level 2 is to understand the tools and techniques available to increase your productivity and customize your AutoCAD workspace. Learning objectives include:
- Using annotative styles and objects.
- Using field settings in objects, blocks, and attributes.
- Controlling the draw order using overlapping, hidden, or masked objects.
- Working with linked tables and creating table styles.
- Practicing advanced annotation with fields and tables.
- Inserting and modifying dynamic blocks.
- Using authoring tools and setting parameters and constraints.
- Inserting, defining, and editing attribute values.
- Sharing drawings using drawing sets, eTransmit, and Hyperlinks.
- Collaborating with others using the Cloud.
- Creating, publishing, and customizing sheets and sheet sets.
- Managing layer properties and filters.
- Understanding CAD standards.
- Setting up and maximizing systems using variables and input settings.
- Managing plotters and plot style.
- Creating a customized AutoCAD workspace and user interface.
- Using basic macros and custom routines.
AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modeling • TTCD 548V Schedule
Explore AutoCAD's 3D modeling and visualization capabilities as you learn to create three dimensional wireframe, surface and ACIS solid models to visualize and communicate designs. Topics include basic 3D concepts; creating surfaces; solid modeling; and manipulating and working with drawings and 3D objects.
Prerequisite: AutoCAD Level 1 (TTCD 512V) within the past year, or assessment and approval of instructor.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objective of AutoCAD 3D is to introduce students who are proficient with the 2D commands in the AutoCAD software, to the concepts and methods of 3D drawing. Learning objectives include:
- Using 3D viewing techniques.
- Working with simple and composite solids.
- Creating complex solids and surfaces.
- Modifying objects in 3D space.
- Editing solids.
- Creating sections, camera perspectives, and animations.
- Converting 3D objects.
- Setting up a rendering with materials and lights.
- Creating 2D drawings from 3D models.
- Working with the User Coordinate System.
AutoCAD Completion Project • TTCD 545V Schedule
The Completion Project is the final course required for students wishing to complete Camosun College's Certificate Program in AutoCAD Graphics.
This self-paced course requires the student to demonstrate and apply skills learned in previous AutoCAD courses. Working with your assigned instructor, you will produce a CAD project that utilizes and demonstrates your AutoCAD skills, submitting a final project drawing for evaluation. Students are encouraged to undertake projects that relate to their work or another real-life environment. Access to AutoCAD labs can be provided if required. While self-paced, your project must be completed within two terms (six months) of starting your assignment.
Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed AutoCAD Level 1 (TTCD 512V), Level 2 (TTCD 542V), and AutoCAD 3D (TTCD 548V) within the past two years, or with permission of Program Coordinator.