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ERIC Number: ED263309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Suggested Computer Aided Drafting Curriculum (Dacum Based).
Pedras, Melvin J.; Hoggard, David
Computer-aided drawing can bring new technology into the drafting classroom. One approach to computer-aided drafting (CAD) involves use of a personal computer and purchased software. Existing school computers could be shared to reduce costs. Following this narrative introduction, a suggested curriculum for the teaching of CAD is presented in outline form. It encompasses specific, prioritized elements that can be adjusted to fit into an existing program or used to teach a full CAD program. The outline is based on the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process. The format of the suggested course of study is as follows: the information on the left is a prioritized list of necessary task statements and corresponding duties to be used in the curriculum development process, while the information on the right represents the derived curriculum elements necessary for the actual instruction of a computer drawing technician. Eighteen topics are introduction, hardware system descriptions and operation, software, system operating modes, command entry methods, command processing, understanding design criteria, creation and manipulation of drawing data, text dimensioning, digitizing, three-dimensional database concepts, creating three-dimensional objects, cutting sections, organizing operational parameters, capabilities of entire system, identification and correction of system's problems, and professional development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A