INDES 162 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design • 5 Cr.
Introduces AutoCAD for designers on the PC. Students learn the role and application of CAD in graphic communication and interior design while creating two-dimensional drawings. Hands-on work in the CAD lab familiarizes students with the hardware and software. Prerequisite: INDES 160 with a C- or better.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Develop appreciation of the computer, including hardware, operating system and software as an important tool for design and graphics through exposure to applications, advantages and disadvantages.
- Analyze and evaluate when it is appropriate to use CAD in the design process, and compare the benefits of using a CAD system with manual drafting, in terms of time, cost, accuracy, etc.
- After successful completion of Introduction to CAD, student work will:
- Demonstrate the ability to produce drafted lines, using CAD application, with appropriate thickness, opacity, and precision by completing a comprehensive final project, for example, a floor plan, or elevations.
- Demonstrate a legible and consistent style of conventional architectural lettering using CAD programs to convey written information.
- Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Standards Reference:
- Standard 5: Communication\
- Students communicate effectively. Student work must demonstrate:
- drafting and lettering, both manual and computer-aided techniques.