This class teaches students basic AutoCAD skills while learning to draft residential-type floor plans and elevations using the software. Learn how to draw walls, windows and doors in plan view with elevations and furniture plans. Students will understand basic AutoCAD commands based on hand drafting skills developed in Drafting I.
14 contact hours
Required Textbook: None
Software link will be provided for student version of AutoCAD. Student must supply laptop.
|System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)|
|Operating System||64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 11 and Windows 10 version 1809 or above. See Autodesk’s Product Support Lifecycle for support information.|
|Processor||Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor (base) ARM Processors are not supported.
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor (base), 4+ GHz (turbo)
|Memory||Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
|Display Resolution||Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (with capable display card)
Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
DirectX 12 with Feature Level 12_0 is required for Shaded(Fast) and Shaded with edges(Fast) visual styles. Please be sure to use the latest video card manufacturer drivers from their website.
|Disk Space||10.0 GB (suggested SSD)|
|Network||See Autodesk Network License Manager for Windows|
|Pointing Device||MS-Mouse compliant|
|.NET Framework||.NET Framework version 4.8 or later|
|System requirements for AutoCAD 2023 for Mac|
|Operating System||Apple® macOS® Monterey v12
Apple macOS Big Sur v11
Apple macOS Catalina v10.15
|Model||Basic: Apple Mac Pro® 4.1, MacBook Pro 5.1, iMac® 8.1, Mac mini® 3.1, MacBook Air®, MacBook® 5.1
Recommended: Apple Mac® models supporting Metal Graphics Engine
|CPU Type||64-bit Intel CPU
Apple M series CPU
Recommended: 8GB or higher
|Display Resolution||Basic: 1280 x 800 display
High Resolution: 2880 x 1800 with Retina Display
|Disk Space||5 GB free disk space for download and installation|
|Pointing Device||Apple-compliant Mouse, Apple-compliant Trackpad, Microsoft-compliant mouse|
|Display Card||Recommended: Mac native installed graphics cards|
|Disk Format||APFS, APFS(Encrypted), Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)|
|Additional Requirements for large datasets, point clouds, and 3D modeling|
|Memory||16 GB RAM or more|
|Disk Space||6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements|
|Display Card||3840 x 2160 (4K) or greater True Color video display adapter; 8 GB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; DirectX-capable workstation class graphics card.|
- Develop a room plan with a furniture layout to scale.
- Design and draw elevations based on student’s plan view of a room.
- Learn to import and export drawings for easy access within the design community.
Do not miss more than 2 classes (Refer to Incomplete Grades/Attendance Requirements in the Course Catalog).
Student will complete this course successfully by attendance and class participation on all presentations and projects. Upon successful completion a certificate of completion will be issued.