The course provides a basic understanding of the principles and technology of mechanical drawing and computer modeling as methods of documenting and communicating mechanical designs. The concepts of geometric construction; orthographic projection; sectional and auxiliary views; dimensioning; and fasteners are covered using hand-drawing techniques and basic drafting tools. Basic proficiency is also developed in computer-aided design (CAD) using a two-dimensional documentation software and a three-dimensional parametric solid-modeling software. The computer operating system, file management techniques, and email are also introduced.
6 hours of lab per week