Technical Drawing 1
Teacher: Mr. Mayes Credit: 1
This course is an introduction to fundamentals of a drafting trade. This course will teach basic skills and techniques of drafting mechanical parts. You will learn to draw using both drafting instruments and a computer aided drafting program. Skills you will learn will include lettering, centering, three view drawings, isometrics, dimensioning, sectioning, and auxiliary drawings.
Students completing this course will have an introductory experience at using both methods of drafting. Although board drafting is mainly considered dead, it is still a great introduction to how drafting originated and the skills that are necessary to accomplish proper drawing procedures. Students will also see the influence of technology in a skilled field when they are introduced to the Autodesk drafting software. Students will explore the different tools and options available in the program and see how powerful the drafting program is and the influence the program has in the design field.
Content to be Covered
Freehand Sketches Lettering Techniques
Title blocks Geometric Shapes
Views of an Object Drafting Language
Three Dimensional AutoCadd
Evaluation and Assessment
Class Participation 20%
All assignments that you turn in will be assessed under the criteria listed below.
Deadline: All projects must be turned in on time. Architects are forced to meet deadlines and have completion dates on all projects.
Objective: All of the assignments will focus on one or two objectives that must be completed. You will be graded on the efficiency and accuracy that you did to complete the project.
Performance: Using the proper techniques of design in order to accurately draw a symbol of design on the computer.
Character: All work must be neatly done using title blocks and proper labeling of all indicated items.
All Assignments must be turned in within the week of the due date. This means that students have five days to turn in a plan after the due date without penalty. After the five day grace period students will lose 10 points for late assignments.
Plans that are late or were not turned-in must be handed to the instructor four days prior to the end of the marking period to be accepted and graded for the nine week marking period. Missing this deadline will be an automatic zero on the plan.
Attendance is critical in this particular classroom setting. The classroom is established and set-up to a real life working situation where people are needed to be at work to complete projects. Students need to be present in the classroom in order to complete assignments and meet deadlines. Students will usually not have the software at home to complete projects outside of the classroom. Failure to come to class will possibly lead to failure of the course.
After the completion of the course you will be able to identify and complete the following criteria:
Use drafting as a means of communication
Roman freehand lettering
Center a drawing
Construct a title box
Measure accurately to 1/16 of an inch
Develop geometric construction
Create three views of an object
Dimension a working drawing
Draw interior parts of a drawing
Draw exterior views of a drawing
Draw isometric drawings
Draw using a computer aided drafting program
Complete all Assignments and meet Deadlines
Cooperate with teacher and other students
You are responsible for all make-up work
Maintain a clean an organized workstation
Come to class on time and ready to work
No Food or drink (except bottled water) in the classroom
1. What is the purpose of a scale?
2. What does the term ANSI stand for and how does it affect the drafting trade?
3. Why is a standard necessary in drafting?
4. What is necessary for a line to represent a symbol and why do lines communicate information in a design?
5. What is the difference between Mechanical and Aesthetical designs?
6. How has AutoCadd revolutionalized the drafting trade?
7. Define an Orthographic drawing?
8. What is a two dimensional drawing plane and how many planes make-up a three dimensional object?
9. What two components make-up a complete design?
10. How many views of an object are necessary?