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h1. Introduction to Drafting - Fall 2007


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| INSTRUCTOR | Prof. Jenny Smith \\ |
| OFFICE | Building 2, Room 613 |
h1. DESCRIPTION


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This course involves a careful examination of drafting as a tool of technical communication and for solving graphical problems. Emphases are on development of basic drafting skills, visualization, and solution of spatial problems. It is an exploratory, first course in drafting designed primarily for students planning to enroll in the regular-program Drafting Technology courses upon completion of this course. However, it also meets the needs of many students with other interests, as a refresher course in drafting, a course for upgrading drafting skills, a course for IED students training to be public school industrial arts teachers, or a course that provides students with a general "feel" for the subject of drafting.

h1. ORGANIZATION


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This is a lecture-lab course in which topics are presented by the instructor, practice drawings are explained, and assigned drawings are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class. Objective and drawing-type quizzes are given daily, and there is a comprehensive final exam. The course is a prerequisite for the beginning regular-program drafting courses. DRAFT 19 students generally have had neither high school or other drafting training, nor experience in drafting employment. So when students in this course proceed to the regular-program drafting courses, if they do, they will be at approximately the same level of expertise as those who have had previous training or experience and who are permitted to waive DRAFT 19. This basic drafting course therefore assumes no previous drafting experience or training, so the initial emphases are on the use of equipment and basic procedures.

h1. COURSE OBJECTIVES


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# To introduce students to the use of mechanical drafting tools, to drafting procedures, and to acceptable standards of work in the industry.
# To introduce students to various forms of graphical representation and to selection of representations appropriate to specific needs.
h1. COURSE TOPICS


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The course will cover the following topics:
# Equipment and Basic Drafting Procedures
h1. TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES


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# Required text: Basic Technical Drawing, by Spencer & Dygdon
# Supplies: see separate list with pictures.
h1. GRADING PLAN


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Coursework will be weighted as follows:
# Drawings 45%
h1. CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT


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# No radios are allowed in class unless operated only with headphones and only during drawing periods.
# No drawing is permitted during lecture periods.
h1. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES


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# Evacuation procedures - see instructions posted in the classroom.
# First aid kit - located in Room 612. All instructors have a key to the room.
h1. YOUR IDEAS, EVALUATIONS, ETC.


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In general, your ideas, comments, suggestions, questions, grade challenges, etc. are welcome. Your discretion in these matters is expected, however. No part of your grade will be based on anything other than your coursework and attendance.

h1. SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS


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For most students this will not be a "difficult" course. However, there will probably be some students who did well in academic courses where information was most important and who will be surprised at the relative difficulty of this course where manual skills and visualization are most important. So do not think that if you are a "B" student you will probably get a "B" in this course. You might get an "A" with relative ease . . . or a "C" with difficulty, and still be (and correctly so) a "B student" in your information-heavy, mainly lecture-type courses. The courses that follow this will be significantly different. For specific suggestions, check out suggestions for success at our Internet site.

h1. Tentative Schedule 


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|| DATE || DAY || DRWG || TOPIC/ACTIVITY ||
| AUG 24 | MON | | Introduction to the course |
| 26 | WED | 1 | EQUIPMENT AND BASIC PROCEDURES \\
Use of equipment; funndamental operations, etc. |
| 31 | MON | 2 | LETTERING \\
Lettering form and technique |
| SEP 2 | WED | 3 | SYMBOLS \\
Materials symbols and applications |
| 9 | WED | 4 | DRAFTING GEOMETRY \\
Basic constructions |
| 14 | MON | 5 | Application of constructions |
| 16 | WED | 6 | ORTHOGRAPHIC DRAWING (three-view drawing) \\
Video; practice drawings. |
| 21 | MON | 7 | Applications |
| 23 | WED | 8 | DIMENSIONING \\
Principles and standards of size description; practice problems |
| 28 | MON | 9 | Detailed dimensioning |
| 30 | WED | 10 11 | AUXILIARY VIEWS \\
Theory and types of auxiliaries; drawing practice \\
SECTIONAL VIEWS\\
SECTIONAL VIEWS \\
Types of sections; simple drawing practice |
| OCT 5 | MON | 12 | Applications |
| 7 | WED | 13 | PICTORIAL DRAWING \\
Isometric drawing - standards, procedures, and practice problems |
| 12 | MON | 14 | Basic isometric drawing |
| 14 | WED | 15 | Perspective drawing - theory, procedures, simple practice problem. Last day day to withdraw from the course is Friday this week. |
| 19 | MON | 16 | Application of perspective drawing procedures |
| 21 | WED | 17 | THREADS \\
Thread forms and drawing procedures - detailed representation |
| 26 | MON | 18 | Nuts and bolts - schematic representation |
| 28 | WED | 19 20 | WELDMENTS \\
Types, symbols, and drawing conventions \\
DEVELOPMENTS \\
Theory and procedures; practice problem - simple, flat-sided object |
| NOV 2 | MON | 21 | INTRODUCTION TO DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY \\
Theory; points and lines in space; successive views |
| 4 | WED | 22 | True lengths and pojnt projections |
| 9 | MON | 23 | Edge views and true shapes |
| 16 | MON | 24 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER DRAFTING \\
Basic operations |
| 18 | WED | | CAD operations |
| 23 | MON | 25 | CAD operations |
| 25 | WED | | CAD Operations |
| 30 | MON | 26 | ARCHITECTURAL WORKING DRAWINGS \\
Basic floor plans |
| DEC 2 | WED | | Dimensioning the basic plan |
| 7 | MON | 27 | Basic building construction and wall sections |