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CET 260 - Roadway Design with CAD

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will introduce the student to automated civil engineering design utilizing CAD software. CAD fundamentals will be taught, including the project manager, digital terrain models, coordinate geometry, alignment tools, the design and computation manager, criteria files, cross-section creation, labeling, sheeting, reports, and quantity output. A complete highway design project utilizing CAD will be performed.
Prerequisite: CET 158  or instructor approval
Competencies
  1. Explain concepts of current design software.
    1. Define design intent.
    2. Name CAD and modeling standards.
    3. Define file formats that are useful from previous versions of CAD software.
  2. Explain CAD Basics.
    1. Recall location of basic tools.
    2. Discuss file types and uses.
  3. Make sense of tools and processes to execute commands.
    1. Outline basic workflow steps.
    2. Construct basic design elements of a civil project.
  4. Apply techniques to create a terrain model.
    1. Choose the appropriate tool for importing data.
    2. Construct a terrain model.
    3. Edit terrain model to meet the needs of the engineer and/or update existing information.
  5. Construct horizontal alignments.
    1. Define design and CAD standards.
    2. Identify tools to draw the horizontal components.
    3. Build elements for the horizontal geometrics.
    4. Edit horizontal geometrics to incorporate design changes.    
  6. Construct vertical alignments.
    1. Define design and CAD standards.
    2. Identify tools to draw the vertical components.
    3. Build elements for the vertical geometrics.
    4. Edit vertical geometrics to incorporate design changes.
  7. Build a corridor model utilizing horizontal and vertical alignments, and typical cross-section templates.
    1. Identify tools to build the model.
    2. Make use of the desired tools to put together a corridor model.
  8. Organize the design information and place into construction plans.
    1. Define the components to be displayed in the plan sheets.
    2. Apply appropriate tool to assemble the components and display them in proper format.

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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