10 credits at level HE5
This module aims to give practice in the use of a commercial CAD system and further develop the students ability to produce architectural drawings. A familiarity with architectural drawings will be developed.
Standard computer packages will be used in order to develop a base level of competence and understanding.
Use of CAD (80%)
Introduction to 2D drawing and editing features. Component design and working drawings including the relevance of trade information. Creating and saving drawings. Plotting and presentation.
Overall building design. 3D. Rendering. Plotting and presentation.
Computer Hardware and Software (20%)
Evaluation of the range of software, hardware and equipment available.
Learning sessions will consist of lectures, with tutorial work and individual attention for students as appropriate.
Indicative Learning Hours: Lectures and tutorials 26 hours
Assessments 34 hours
Self study 40 hours
TOTAL 100 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have a knowledge and understanding of CAD software and the hardware requirements for CAD systems.
Know how to create, save and plot 2D and 3D drawings.
Evaluate the suitability of software and hardware for a variety of uses.
Display effective use of CAD software and ancillary equipment.
|2.||Know how to import information.
Understand the potential use of CAD in the construction industry and the merits of using CAD on a building project.
Import and use information from a variety of sources.
Examine the interrelationship between CAD and the other I.T. packages used by construction professionals.
|3.||Identify and select appropriate tools/ equipment for given tasks.
Understand architectural drawings.
Evaluate and select appropriate equipment for given tasks.
Interpret data from drawings.
|4.||Develop students’ CAD skills.||
Produce building and detail designs using CAD, including basic three dimensional representations.
|5.||Use CAD to reproduce manually prepared drawings and measured survey drawings.
||Accuracy displayed in portfolio of work.|
|6.||Import and plot data from various sources.||
Evaluates and selects suitable information for inclusion in portfolio of work.
|7.||Understands the need for good communication skills.
Clear and concise drawings produced.
Effective use of CAD and other software.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Use of CAD system and ancillary equipment during practical sessions.||Production of drawings using CAD system for a number of design scenarios|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Beginning Autocad 2004, McFarlane, Bob Oxford : Newnes, 2004 ISBN 0750664517
Atkin, B.L., CAD and Computer Aided Construction”
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