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ENGR 1012

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 4
Course Title Intermediate AutoCAD
Prerequisite(s) ENGR 1011 or permission of the department chair
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This is the second of a two part course which continues with the review of
basic commands of AutoCAD for windows to produce two dimensional drawings
and provides hands on instruction in using this industry standard software
to create three dimensional engineering drawings and solid modeling.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. Create and insert blocks with attributes.
2. Edit attributes.
3. Extract attribute data from a drawing.
4. Use the display controls needed for viewing three-dimensional drawings.
5. Use three-dimensional drawing aids.
6. Produce three-dimensional representations.
7. Make and view slides, use script files to produce slide shows.

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to communications
as follows:
A. Students enhance reading skills by reading topics from assigned
text book/reference.
B. Students develop writing skills by providing short answers to test
questions.
C. Students improve their listening skills by actively participating in
class discussion/lecture or demonstration to learn basic drawing/editing
commands of the software to produce three- dimensional engineering drawings.  

II. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to problem-solving and
critical thinking skills by making them an important part of their course work. Students
learn to apply technical problem-solving and use critical thinking techniques to plan
preliminary steps needed to start a drawing and to implement most efficient way to
complete it. The class/home assignments attempt to enhance their ability to learn
and practice commands on drawing exercises from many disciplines.

III. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to mathematical
concepts, usage and scientific inquiry as follows:
Use of appropriate scales and units to produce drawings from engineering
disciplines. Develop and apply mastery on the use of cartesian/polar coordinate
system for solid modeling.

Assignments require calculations based on geometry to determine sizes of planar
figures and use of coordinates for construction multi-views.

Students organize and analyze the information required to produce drawings by
Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting software package.

Course Content
1. Block attributes(5%)
2. Slides, scripts and slide shows(5%)
3. User coordinate systems (5%)
4. Display controls, view-points, view-ports, dynamic views (10%)
5. Paper-space techniques; 3D polylines, xyz filters (5%)
6. Wire-frame modeling concepts : elevation, thickness and Hide(15%)
7. Surface modeling concepts: 3dface, 3dmesh, revsurf, tabsurf, edgesurf, rulesurf (20%)
8. Solid modeling concepts: boolean operations, extrusions, revolutions, intersections,
3D primitives (20%)
9. Editing 3D drawings (10%)
10. Photo-realistic rendering and shading (5%)

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
Upon entering this course the student should be able to do the following:
Satisfy course objectives as described in common course outline of ENGR100.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
I. COURSE GRADE
The course grade is to be determined by the individual instructor by variety
of evaluation techniques consistent with the overall college policy including
the class attendance. The procedure should include at least two tests (30% to 35%)
and a comprehensive final examination (25% to 30%) a final drawing project (20%)
and class/home work (25%). The student with approval of the instructor should
select final drawing project. Instructor must ensure that project approved employs
at least 80-90% of all commands in the software that were covered in the course.  

II. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
Assessment of the expected educational results of this course must be conducted
every five years. The assessment instrument will be a drawing project and
selected questions that cover majority of the topics in the course content section
from the final examination.

III. USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
The Engineering committee will evaluate the findings and determine the level of
success in expected educational results in the form of a report and consider
recommending to the Discipline Academic Group executive committee, any changes
in the curriculum.

EFFFECTIVE DATE: August, 1998 APPROVED DATE: May, 1998

Last Revised: Aug. 08, 2011
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