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ARC 113 - Architectural Drafting I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
This course focuses on fundamental drafting skills and how they are applied to the architectural drafting profession. The course presents current drafting standards and trends in the architectural industry. It emphasizes standardization and the necessary foundation of drafting training as well as implementation of a common approach to drafting.
Corequisite:    with a C or better or Instructor Approval.
Competencies
  1. Utilize basic architectural tools and techniques
    1. Identify the uses and differences between architectural and engineering scales
    2. Define the architectural lettering/font preferences
    3. Describe architectural sketching vs artistic sketching
    4. Enumerate on the purpose of architectural sketching and the importance and expectation of legibility
    5. Employ and develop proper architectural sketching technique
  2. Produce vignette projects as an introduction to three-dimensional thinking
    1. Measure and carefully sketch Plan, Front and Side Elevations of the bench outside the South entrance to Building 3W within one class period using proper care and technique
    2. Using CAD, illustrate and dimension previously sketched views within one class period using proper care and technique
    3. Measure and carefully sketch Plan, Front Elevation, and Section views of the Building 3W “Curtain Wall” entry within one class period using proper care and technique
    4. Using CAD, illustrate and dimension previously sketched views within one class period using proper care and technique
  3. Create assigned building Floor Plans
    1. Define “Plan” vs “Floor Plan” and identify plan guidelines
    2. Distinguish between different types of Plan views
    3. Discuss sheet placement and appropriate scales for detail level required
    4. Discuss expectations and required standards
    5. Produce Basement and Main Floor Plans (or Main Floor and Upper Floor Plans for 2 Story building) using proper techniques and architectural CAD standards
    6. Annotate all Plans using required tools and techniques
  4. Construct Roof Plan and Exterior Elevations
    1. Define “Roof Plan” and identify standards
    2. Discuss and demonstrate proper sheet placement and appropriate scale
    3. Prepare the Roof Plan for your assigned building
    4. Illustrate and annotate all ridge, hip, and valleys correctly
    5. Locate and dimension overhangs and rakes, both typical and non-typical
    6. Identify and illustrate all required roof elements
    7. Draw exterior building Elevations
    8. Identify proper “Elevation” technique and standards
    9. Delineate all four (Front, Left, Rear, and Right) Exterior Elevations using proper architectural CAD technique and standards
    10. Properly place all annotation to class standards
  5. Illustrate a Typical Wall Section
    1. Discuss reasons for drawing Wall Sections and appropriate scales
    2. Determine section location
    3. Infer the wall construction depicted in the section
    4. Delineate the Wall Section using proper technique, construction and architectural CAD standards
    5. Annotate Wall Section using proper technique and standards
    6. Reference Wall Section within drawing set



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