Digital Drafting I – FACS 243

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 04/08/2022

Course Description

Two-dimensional (2D) architectural drafting for interiors using digital drafting software.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The interior design industry is a fast paced demanding vocation.  Clients desire to see a visual plan of a proposed project.  Digital drafting skills give students the ability quickly satisfy the demand of a professionally drafted plan.  Digital plans also can be quickly modified which is essential in redesigning for the interiors. 

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Effectively manipulate draw and edit commands to create a floor plan. 
  2. Plot drawings to scale. 
  3. Draw elevations and details using correct line weights. 
  4. Apply design vocabulary.
  5. Assemble and present a professional digital portfolio of assignments. 

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

URL Address Assignment

In preparation for Interior Design student's sophomore review and senior portfolio review, students are to create an on-line portfolio using Wix or another vendor of their choosing.

Logo Assignment

In preparation for Interior Design student's sophomore review and senior portfolio review, students will create a unique logo that will be incorporated into their on-line portfolio.  This logo will also be incorporated into their plan set's title block. 

Layers and Line Weights Assignment

Student will create a .dwg file with the prescribed layers and line weights.  This file will serve as the foundation on which all drafting assignments will be built.

Hatching Exercise Assignment

Utilizing the draw and modify commands, students will demonstrate their ability to create a highly complex and unique design using the hatch tool.

Existing Conditions Floor Plan Assignment

Students will translate an existing plan into AutoCAD using the dimensions and notes provided.

Demolition Plan Assignment

Students will manipulate the existing conditions plan into a demolition plan.

Construction Plan Assignment

Students will manipulate the demolition floor plan into a new construction plan.

Elevation - Line Weights Assignment

Students will demonstrate their ability to successfully manipulate line weights on a prescribed elevation.

Elevations Assignment

Students will create elevations that successfully correlate to their new construction plan.

Details Assignment

Students will replicate detail drawings that accurately represent the style of their kitchen cabinet designs.

Plan Set Assignment

Students will compile their drawings into a plan set.

Portfolio Presentation Assignment

Students will submit their URL address with all of the prescribed corrected drawings from this course.