Dec 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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EGEN 111 - Engineering Communications

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of communicating through engineering graphics, including hand sketching and computer aided design.  Students will learn to create sketches and prepare 2-D and 3-D drawings utilizing conventional drawing equipment and methods, as well as with AutoCAD and Civil 3D software.  Drawing standards, fits and tolerances, and dimensioning is included. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe how design and graphics work together to create ideas.
  • Know how and when to use different views and styles of drawings.
  • Explain the difference between drafting and sketching, as well as hand techniques for both.
  • Identify differences between oblique and isometric projection views, as well as plans, elevations, sections, and how to create them.
  • Draw and modify basic shapes and objects, such as: lines, circles, arcs and polygons, and polylines in AutoCAD. Create and Modify Dimensions, Dimension Styles, Line Types and Line Weights in AutoCAD.
  • Create, Import, Export, and Save Blocks.
  • Draw and Edit 3D Objects. Plot to PDF and a Network Printer using Color Based Line Weights and AutoCAD Plot Styles.
  • Create a Title Block and Template using, Text, Multi‐line Text, Attributes and Fields.
  • Create, manage, and manipulate Layers. Create, import, and export a User Profile.

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