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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 16, 2024
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
An introduction to the graphic communication of architectural documents utilizing computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques. This introductory cad course is designed to give students a working knowledge of the AutoCAD drafting system. The course has been designed to better acquaint students with concepts, processes and skills required by professionals in the field to create and modify computer-generated drawings. Students will learn the commands and functions necessary to input, process and output two dimensional working drawings in the form of plans, elevations and sections. Three-dimensional visualization will also be covered as a means to explore massing and proportion. In addition to the fundamental design methods and practices for the creation of architectural drawings, exercises will focus on fundamental concepts such as scaling, dimensioning, annotating as well as maintenance of CAD drawing files through the use of operating system commands.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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