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AR20009: Computer aided design 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This course is intended to introduce students to the use of CAD software in the construction industry and to develop skills using AutoCAD.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course students should be able to use AutoCAD to construct 2D drawings of their design projects and to present this information in a variety of ways.

The skills required in AutoCAD are: creating basic drawing elements; editing and manipulation of those elements; adding text, dimensions and hatching; understanding the user co-ordinate system; plotting using linewieghts; use of external referencing; drawing and file organisation including layers

Topics will include the creation of basic 2D drawing elements in AutoCAD and the creation of a 2D design file based on the Design Studio project. 3D modelling in Sketchup and 2D image manipulation in Photoshop will also be included.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR20009 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANB08 : BSc(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 1)