Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) KNEC notes

Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD)

Introduction

Computer Aided design (CAD) involves the use of relevant computer software to design and draw engineering components. The instructional approach will lay emphasis on practical and project work. The assessment will be basically theory and practical.

TOPICS COVERED:

Introduction to AutoCAD

  • Communication
  • Advantages
  • Interpretation
  • Technology

Starting AutoCAD

  • Starting AutoCAD
  • Creating an AutoCAD drawing
  • Saving an AutoCAD drawing
  • Opening an AutoCAD drawing

AutoCAD Interface Customization

  • Drawing tools
  • Object snap tools
  • Polar tracking
  • Dimension styles
  • Zoom tool

Drawing and Modifying Tools

  • Drawing tools
  • Modifying tools

Layers and Object Properties

  • Layers
  • Object properties

Drawing & Editing 2D Geometric Objects

  • AutoCAD scale
  • Draw tools and menu
  • Modify tools and Menu
  • Command line
  • Zoom and Pan

Dimensioning and Texting

  • Types of dimensioning tools
  • Dimension style manager
  • Texting

Hatching and Shading

  • Hatch methods
  • Hatch edit

Isometric Drawing

  • Drawing an isometric circle
  • Drawing an isometric object

Assembly Drawing and Sectioning

  • Assembly
  • Sectioning

3D Modelling

  • 3D Modelling planes
  • Modelling methods
  • Editing methods

Creating Elevations

  • Elevation extraction
  • Use of viewpoints

Shading & Rendering

  • Shading
  • Rendering
  • Raster images

Laying Out and Plotting

  • Plot layout
  • Plotter setting
  • Plotting
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