DFTG-1405 Introduction to Technical Drawing


Kimberly Duren

Credit Spring 2023


Section(s)

DFTG-1405-005 (55213)
LEC MW 1:55pm - 3:15pm HLC HLC2 1501

LAB MW 3:15pm - 4:35pm HLC HLC2 1501

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY & DESCRIPTION

 

This class is a 100% Face-to-Face (F2F) at the HLC campus in building 2000, first floor, room 1501 Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:55pm-4:35pm.. Orientation for this class will be on the first day where students will receive an overview of the course, course layout in BlackBoard, review of the syllabus, grading, communication, and expectations of the class as well as the students. Students will receive a detailed confirmation email from the professor prior to the start date. Contact Kim Duren: email kduren@austincc.edu with course questions.

Please contact me if you wish to meet with me outside of regular office hours or to report an excused absence.

COURSE RATIONALE

Introduce students to the principles of technical drawing employing both traditional drafting and Computer-Aided-Drafting techniques.  Describe and demonstrate the process of visualization and constructing multiview, isometric, and section drawings. Demonstrate and explain the theory and practice of dimensioning. Explain the importance of standards in the modern technical drawing environment.    

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

An introduction to reading, interpreting, and developing technical drawings, including the principles of drafting and computer-aided design.  This class serves as the department’s introductory computer-aided-design (CAD) course.

  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom Contact Hours per week: 8
  • Laboratory Contact Hours per week: 8

 

Transferability of workforce courses varies. Students interested in transferring courses to another college should speak with their Area of Study (AoS) advisor, Department Chair, and/or Program Director.

 

PREREQUISITES

Basic computer skills.

IMPORTANT COURSE DATES

 

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

F2F Sessions

ONLINE SESSIONS

FINAL CLASS

WEDNESDAY, JAN 18TH

M, W

NA

MAY 10TH

1:55-4:45PM

1:55-4:45PM

NA

 

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK

Technical Drawing 101 with AutoCAD 2023, by Smith, Ramirez, and Fuller, SDC Publications, ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-63057-499-4.

Other options for purchase (digital copy, etc.,) can be found here:  https://www.sdcpublications.com/Textbooks/Technical-Drawing-101-AutoCAD-2023/ISBN/978-1-63057-499-4/  Click on Purchase Options

This book can be ordered through the ACC bookstore with free delivery: https://austin.bncollege.com/shop/acc-virtual/home

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

.7mm or .9mm Technical Pencil (Pentel P207 or P209 or equivalent),and a yellow or pink highlighter pen


REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY, TEXTBOOK & MATERIALS

 

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

This course has an online component, therefore students are required to have the appropriate technology to successfully participate in the course. Students must have computer and internet access beginning on June 2.

  • Software Requirements: A FREE student version of AutoCAD 2023 can be downloaded by joining the Autodesk Student Community. Click here for more information about educational downloads.
  • A FREE version of DESIGN REVIEW for red lined feedback with CAN DIRECTLY OVERLAY YOUR DRAWINGS for correction AND/OR just open and review your feedback.  Click here for software download
  • Internet Access: Students must have access to a high speed internet connection (at least 20 Mbps download speed)
  • Computer Hardware Requirements: Students must have a computer with 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above operating system that can run the desktop student version of AutoCAD 2023. Autodesk’s system requirements for AutoCAD 2023 can be found here
  • Please note: **If you are a MAC user, please do not use the Mac Version.  Use Parallels (which can run in Windows and Mac IOS, or Boot Camp (which will boot your system in either environment but not both at the same time) PARALLELS  BOOT CAMP
  • Recommended Accessories: Having two monitors allows you to have AutoCAD open on one monitor and follow along with an instructional video on the other. This arrangement is much smoother than having to constantly close the video and open AutoCAD as you work on projects. If you intend to major in the A&E CAD program at ACC, you will find the dual monitors very beneficial for future advanced CAD classes.

If you don’t have access to the technology required for this course, please click here to request help. (ACC may have a limited supply of loaner laptops for the semester only)


ACC EMAIL AND BLACKBOARD

EMAIL

All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s college email account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account.  Students should expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account unless other arrangements have been made.  Likewise, it is suggested that students use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff.  Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at https://www.austincc.edu/help/accmail/activation-and-login-assistance?ref=students.

 

BLACKBOARD (Bb)

The entire curriculum of this course will be available online through Blackboard:

  • Distribution of handouts, readings and assignments
  • Instructional Materials including Videos
  • Submissions of assignments and activities
  • Grading

 

As instructed by your professor, students are required to access instructional materials via Blackboard.

 

For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or ACC Blackboard, contact a Learning Lab Technician at any ACC Learning Lab.  You can access online here:  https://www.austincc.edu/help/accmail/activation-and-login-assistance?ref=students


Course Requirements

CHANGING THIS TO 16 WEEKS...

Course Assignments (times are approximate):
Chapter 1.   Technical Drawing (2.5 Hours)

Chapter 2.   Multiview Drawing (5.0-7.5 Hours)

Chapter 3.   Traditional Drafting (not applicable in 100% online course format)

Chapter 4.    Computer Aided Design Basics (10 Hours)

Chapter 5.    Dimensioning Fundamentals (3.5 Hours)

Chapter 6.    Dimensioning Architectural Drawings (2 Hours)

Chapter 7.    Isometric Drawings (5 Hours)

Chapter 8.    Sections (5 Hours)

Chapter 9.  Blocks (5 Hours)

Chapter 10.  3D Modeling Basics (2.5 Hours)

Capstone Project 1 -  Mechanical Working Drawings(10-12.5 Hours)

Capston Project 2 -  Architectural Working Drawings (15 Hours)


Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Course-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

 

  • Create technical sketches, geometric constructions, orthographic projections, pictorial/sectional views, dimension drawings, and apply lettering techniques (source WECM manual end-of-course outcome).

 

  • Prepare free-hand multiview sketches of objects assigned by the instructor.
  • Prepare orthographic/multiview drawings using miter line construction techniques employing line conventions and line weights that comply with the ASME Y14.3-2003 standard.

 

  • Prepare technical drawings with AutoCAD requiring students to set units, limits, layers, and utilize the tools of AutoCAD’s Draw, Modify, and Dimension toolbars.

 

  • Print CAD drawings to the scale and sheet sizes specified by their instructor.
  • Create AutoCAD dimension styles that comply with the ASME Y14.5-2009 standard and fully dimension multiview drawings.

 

  • Add dimensions that comply with accepted industry standards to architectural drawings.

 

  • Draw section views of machine parts using AutoCAD techniques complying with the ASME Y14.3-2003 standard.

 

  • Prepare isometric, pictorial drawings of machine parts utilizing AutoCAD.
  • Prepare auxiliary views of machine parts with AutoCAD that comply with the ASME Y14.3-2003 standard.

 

  • Create, insert and edit blocks with AutoCAD.

 

  • Utilize AutoCAD to prepare multi-sheet working drawings for machine assemblies that comply with the ASME Y14.34-2008 standard.

 

  • Utilize AutoCAD to prepare multi-sheet working drawings (floor plan and elevations) for a small residential project.

 

  • Create a block library of architectural symbols in one drawing and insert the blocks into a different drawing using AutoCAD’s Design Center.

 

  • Create 3D models of machine parts utilizing AutoCAD software utilizing the tools located on AutoCAD’s Modeling, View, Orbit, and Visual Styles toolbars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM-LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the completion of the AAS degree or Certificate the student will be able to:

  1. Operate AEC Architecture/Engineering/Construction) software including computer aided drafting (CAD), building information modeling (BIM), and 3D modeling applications to plan and prepare construction documents and technical graphics appropriate to the architectural and construction industries.
  1. Utilize CAD software to plan and prepare documents and technical graphics appropriate to the mechanical engineering industry.
  1. Utilize CAD software to plan and prepare documents and technical graphics appropriate to a range of design, manufacturing, and construction industries.
  1. Utilize CAD software to prepare technical graphics and documentation appropriate to the Electrical/Electronics industry.

 


GRADING, ATTENDANCE, ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

COURSE EVALUATION/GRADING SCHEME

Grades will be determined as follows: 

50% Daily Work-Drawing assignments, quizzes, class participation, etc. 

25% Capstone Project – Students will complete a Mechanical Working Drawing Project 

25% Capstone Project – Students will complete an Architectural Working Drawing Project 

Regular and timely class participation in discussions and completion of work is expected of all students.  If participation or compliance with other course policies is unsatisfactory, the instructor may withdraw students from the class. It is the student's responsibility to inform instructor when circumstances prevent him/her from completing projects or keeping up with the pace of the class.   An instructor may lower a student’s final grade on a project for late submittal:  -10 POINTS FOR EACH LATE ASSIGNMENT as DUE DATES ARE DISCUSSED AND POSTED ON BLACKBOARD

 

Grades will be determined as follows:

  • 90‐100 points = A
  • 80‐89 Points = B
  • 70‐79 Points = C
  • 60-69 Points = D
  • Less than 60 Points = F

 

Policy on Late Missing Work

Instructors may impose a late penalty on work that is submitted after the assigned due date. (-10 points late for each assignment past the due date on BlackBoard)

 

 


WITHDRAWALS AND INCOMPLETES

The College defines withdrawals as occurring after the official reporting date of the semester, typically the 12th class day.  In addition, the Legislature has mandated the Rule of Six (see below).  There may also be financial aid issues.

“It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the rolls should they decide to withdraw from the class.  The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.  If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is recorded before the Final Withdrawal Date.  The Final Withdrawal Date for this semester is Nov. 17.  The student is also strongly encouraged to keep any paperwork in case a problem arises.

Students are responsible for understanding the impact that withdrawal from a course may have on their financial aid, veterans’ benefits, and international student status.  Per state law, students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2007 or later at any public Texas college or university may not withdraw (receive a “W”) from more than six courses during their undergraduate college education. Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to withdraw from a course without having it count toward this limit. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor when making decisions about course selection, course loads, and course withdrawals.

ACC Incomplete Policy

Students may request an Incomplete from their faculty member if they believe circumstances warrant.  The faculty member will determine whether the Incomplete is appropriate to award or not.  The following processes must be followed when awarding a student an I grade. 

1.      Prior to the end of the semester in which the “I” is to be awarded, the student must meet with the instructor to determine the assignments and exams that must be completed prior to the deadline date.  This meeting can occur virtually or in person.  The instructor should complete the Report of Incomplete Grade form.

2.      The faculty member will complete the form, including all requirements to complete the course and the due date, sign (by typing in name) and then email it to the student.  The student will then complete his/her section, sign (by typing in name), and return the completed form to the faculty member to complete the agreement.  A copy of the fully completed form can then be emailed by the faculty member to the student and the department chair for each grade of Incomplete that the faculty member submits at the end of the semester.   

3.      The student must complete all remaining work by the date specified on the form above.  This date is determined by the instructor in collaboration with the student, but it may not be later than the final withdrawal deadline in the subsequent long semester.  

4.      Students will retain access to the course Blackboard page through the subsequent semester in order to submit work and complete the course. Students will be able to log on to Blackboard and have access to the course section materials, assignments, and grades from the course and semester in which the Incomplete was awarded.  

5.      When the student completes the required work by the Incomplete deadline, the instructor will submit an electronic Grade Change Form to change the student’s performance grade from an “I” to the earned grade of A, B, C, D, or F. 

If an Incomplete is not resolved by the deadline, the grade automatically converts to an “F.”  Approval to carry an Incomplete for longer than the following semester or session deadline is not frequently granted.”


TUTORING

Hours for the online open lab will coincide with the tutoring schedule which will be posted during the first week or two of the semester. You may not be able to complete all the assignments in class, so the online open lab is one of your best opportunities to get help in finishing the lab exercises.

You can access the tutors in person after the 2nd-3rd week of the semester or online tutored lab from the link in Blackboard.

 


Course Subjects

Note: Schedule below may change as necessary depending on pace of class.

Class 1 – Class 26

Daily Work Activities as assigned by instructor.

Class 27 - 31.                                                             

ASSIGN: Capstone Projects


Readings

Note: Reading schedule below may vary depending on pace of class.

Refer to Blackboard.


A&;E CAD DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Attendance/Class Participation

Regular and timely class participation in discussions and completion of work is expected of all students.  If attendance or compliance with other course policies is unsatisfactory, the instructor may withdraw students from the class. Students accruing more than two (2) UNEXCUSED absences may be withdrawn from the course at the instructor's discretion.  Students may make-up absences by attending other classes.  It is the student's responsibility to inform instructor when circumstances prevent him/her from attending class.   An instructor may lower a student’s final grade for a course due to excessive absences.  ONE POINT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR FINAL GPA FOR EACH UNEXCUSED ABSENCE.

 

In the event the college or campus closes due to unforeseen circumstances (for example, severe weather or other emergency), the student is responsible for communicating with their professor during the closure and completing any assignments or other activities designated by their professor as a result of class sessions being missed.

Withdrawal Policy

The College defines withdrawals as occurring after the official reporting date of the semester, typically the 12th class day.  In addition, the Legislature has mandated the Rule of Six (see below).  There may also be financial aid issues.

“It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the rolls should they decide to withdraw from the class.  The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.  If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is recorded before the Final Withdrawal Date.  The Final Withdrawal Date for this semester is [refer to ACC website].  The student is also strongly encouraged to keep any paperwork in case a problem arises.

Students are responsible for understanding the impact that withdrawal from a course may have on their financial aid, veterans’ benefits, and international student status.  Per state law, students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2007 or later at any public Texas college or university may not withdraw (receive a “W”) from more than six courses during their undergraduate college education. Some exemptions for good cause could allow a student to withdraw from a course without having it count toward this limit. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor when making decisions about course selection, course loads, and course withdrawals.

 

Policy on Late or Missing Work

Instructors may impose a late penalty on work that is submitted after the assigned due date.

 

Ownership of Student Work

The Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design (A&E CAD) Department reserves the right to retain any and all student work (including but not limited to: original work, scans, photographs, and copies of student work) completed as A&E CAD course work for the purposes of documentation, accreditation, evidence of student performance, university transfer, marketing or any other purpose supporting the mission of the Department and Austin Community College.

 

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices

To avoid disturbing or distracting others during face-2-face classes or open on-campus lab times, students are requested to conduct personal communications of any sort outside of the classrooms. For this reason, the use of cell phones and other PDA’s by students is prohibited inside A&E CAD classrooms (this includes placing or receiving phone calls, text messages and emails). When conducting personal communication in the hallways, please control the volume of your voice so as not to disturb students in nearby classrooms.

 



Published: 01/11/2023 19:33:34