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Architectural Computer Aided Design
ARCH CAD
CLASS CODE: ARCH 110 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course in the use of computer aided design in architecture. Through the use of computer graphics systems and industry standard software, students will learn to measure existing buildings, draw floor plans, sections, elevations, details, plot plans, and schedules.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The following represents a breakdown of the assignments for this class.
1. Daily Progress Prints
2. Draw existing apartment or home
3. Develop standard title blocks and templates
4. Draw existing commercial building
5. Draw and detail home from plan book
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: After successful completion of Architectural CAD, the student should:
1. Apply drafting fundamentals in creating architectural drawings on the computer graphics systems using industry standard computer software.
2. Demonstrate using existing blocks, templates, and symbol files in drawing creating.
3. Develop familiarity with CAD software commands, options, and variables.
4. Be able to output copy using a printer and plotter.
REQUIREMENTS: Attendance is essential for this course. Progress points collected at the beginning of class will be a substantial portion of the grade.

Students unfamiliar with basic Windows and/or AutoCAD usage will be expected to attend evening and weekend tutoring sessions at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to use their initiative and resources to solve difficult problems and challenging assignments. Typical time commitment for this course for class/lab/study is 8-10 hours per week. Students unfamiliar with construction and drafting should budget additional study and lab time.

Students print a substantial number of drawings for self evaluation, assignments, and projects. Each student should budget $20 - $30 for the term.

It is expected that each student will abide the Brigham Young University-Idaho dress, grooming, and honor standards.

Feel free to consult with the instructor anytime you are having difficulty. Office hours are by appointment.
PREREQUISITES: ARCH 100 and Arch 102 or concurrent enrollment.
OTHER: The syllabus and assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this course. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. Any changes will be made with advance notice of the students during regularly scheduled class times. It is the responsibility of the student to attend class and to be aware of the changes.

It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any specialneeds and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001