ERIC Number: ED205700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Aided Drafting Workshop. Workshop Booklet.
Goetsch, David L.
This mini-course and article are presentations from a workshop on computer-aided drafting. The purpose of the mini-course is to assist drafting instructors in updating their occupational knowledge to include computer-aided drafting (CAD). Topics covered in the course include general computer information, the computer in drafting, CAD terminology, CAD hardware, CAD software, CAD benefits, CAD drawbacks and limitations, and approaches for implementing CAD instruction in the classroom. The article reports on a survey of drafting instructors in Florida to determine their specific questions about computer drafting. Questions identified by the instructors as being of concern to them and the answers that were provided for them by sources in business, industry, and education are presented. These 18 questions include: What is computer drafting?, What types of drafting can be done with a computer?, Who develops the programs?, What specific computer-related skills will drafters need?, What topics should be included in a computer drafting course?, How can the drafting instructor best update skills to prepare to teach CAD?, and How can funding be acquired to cover the cost of purchasing a computer drafting system? Four sample drawings are provided. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Okaloosa-Walton Junior Coll., Niceville, FL.