Maricopa Community Colleges  DFT105AA   19986-20046 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/28/98

DFT105AA  19986-20046


3 Credit(s)

6 Period(s)

Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD

Industrial use of AUTOCAD equipment (hardware and software) in the areas of mechanical, electronic and construction drawings. Prerequisites: None.

Cross-References: MET105AA





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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:



DFT105AA  19986-20046

Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD



Identify the hardware and software components of the CAD system and describe their function and relationship with each other. (I)


Demonstrate the procedure for start-up and module selection. (II)


Demonstrate the use of basic entities such as lines, circles, and arcs for producing a view. (III)


Demonstrate the use of computer commands in the area of editing and manipulation, as aids used in constructing a drafted item. (IV)


Demonstrate the use of annotation entities and dimensions. (V)


Demonstrate the use of fill pattern commands. (VI)


Demonstrate the use of computer commands for construction of an auxiliary view. (VII)



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MCCCD Official Course Outline:



DFT105AA  19986-20046

Computer Aided Drafting I: AutoCAD



I. Introduction to equipment

A. Hardware

1. CRT (screen display)

2. Keyboard

3. Designing with typesetting

4. Disc drive

5. Printer

6. Plotter

B. Software

1. Flexible disc

a. Handling

b. Storage

c. Use

II. Basic usage

A. Start-up

B. Keyboard functions

1. Data entry

2. Special function keys

C. Module selection

D. Menu area

1. Command stack

2. Command menu

3. Command diamond

E. Filing structure

1. Mass storage media (MSM)

2. Cabinets

3. Drawers

4. Items

III. Utilizing basic commands for producing views

A. Entities

1. Construction mode

a. Lines

b. Circles

c. Arcs

2. Real lines

a. Lines

b. Circles

c. Arcs

B. Symbols

1. Utilizing symbol library

2. Creating symbols

IV. Utilizing commands for editing and manipulation of views

A. Mirroring

B. Rotating

C. Factoring

D. Zoom in, zoom out

E. Erase (shield erase)

F. Move

G. Redraw

H. Copy

I. Distance interrogation

V. Utilizing commands for dimensioning a view in a two dimensional plane

A. Running dimensions

B. Standard dimensions

C. Angular dimensions

D. Set measurement mode for annotation prompts

E. Place dimensions

F. Measure distance and move point(s)

G. Diameter dimension

H. Dimension character style

I. Dimension terminator

VI. Utilizing commands for producing sectional views of filled areas

A. Define area

B. Fill type

C. Reference point

VII. Utilizing commands for auxiliary views

A. Location of construction lines

1. Parallel construction lines

2. Perpendicular construction lines

B. Completion of auxiliary

1. Lines

2. Circles

3. Dimensions


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