20 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 52 hours
Assessments 68 hours
Self study 80 hours
TOTAL 200 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.||Evaluate the suitability of software and hardware for a variety of uses.|
|2.||Understand the potential use of CAD in the construction industry and the merits of using CAD on a building project.||Examine the interrelationship between CAD and the other I.T. packages used by construction professionals.|
|3.||Further develop an understand architectural drawings.||Interpret data from drawings|
|4.||Use CAD to reproduce manually prepared drawings and measured survey drawings.||Use CAD to reproduce manually prepared drawings and measured survey drawings.|
|5.||Import and plot data from various sources||Evaluate and select suitable information for inclusion in portfolio of work.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of work (Word Count not applicable)|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
McFarlane, B. (2006) Beginning AutoCAD 2007. London: Newnes.
|Host Subject Group:||Construction, Surveying, Architectural Technology|
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