Introduction to AutoCAD
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
- This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.
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This course is designed to introduce and explore the methods, concepts and tools available with 2D AutoCAD design using AUTOCAD release 2004. This course is suitable for those with no previous AUTOCAD experience and those wishing to develop or improve 2D CAD skills.
Who is this course for?
The course is aimed at those who require 2D design drawings for Engineering, Architectural, Landscape Gardening and other disciplines where a general drawing tool is beneficial. The end result should be of benefit to architects/engineers/graphic designers, whether they be from academic or industrial background.
Learning and Teaching
This module includes a mix of traditional lectures and laboratory sessions. Each meeting starts with a lecture and finishes with a laboratory session.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
During the course, there will be a practical test. At the end of the course, there will be a written class test.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Introduction to the software, layout and toolboxes
- Drawing basic entities such as lines, circles and arcs
- Examples of submenus and functionality of the various Drawing commands
- Absolute (Cartesian), relative and polar co-ordinate systems
- The use of the Modify commands including, copy, rotate, offset, trim, extend etc.
- Configuration of Layers and assigning linetypes and colours
- The use of Hatching, Dimensions and Text commands
- The use of Paper Space and Model Space for layout of drawings and printing
An introduction to 2D design and modelling using AUTOCAD release 2004. This course is suitable for those with no previous AUTOCAD experience and those wishing to develop or improve 2D CAD skills.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.