INDES 262 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design • 5 Cr.
Introduces computer-aided design for designers. Covers the role and application of CAD in graphic communication and interior design while creating two-dimensional drawings. Hands-on work in the CAD lab familiarizes students with the hardware and software. Prerequisite: INDES 171 with a C- or better.
After completing this class, students should be able to:• Employ computer hardware, peripherals, operating system and software skills and knowledge in the design process to demonstrate their appropriate use in design presentation and documentation. • Produce drafted lines, using CAD application, with appropriate thickness, opacity, and precision. • Produce a legible and consistent style of conventional architectural lettering using CAD programs to convey written information. • Create technically accurate two-dimensional depictions of interior spaces and objects using AutoCAD drawing commands and printing them to proper architectural scale. • Demonstrate basic proficiency with two-dimensional AutoCAD drawing and productivity commands by tutorial practice and application of basic CAD skills in an interior design documentation project. • Select and use appropriate CAD tools and procedures in the design process, and appraise the benefits of using a CAD system versus manual drafting, by applying comparable CAD drafting techniques to produce an interior design documentation project.