Central Dauphin High School

437 Piketown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 • 717.703.5360

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Course Syllabus

Course 56418 - Technical Drawing                                                         

James B. Chronister,   William A. Etsweiler

Technology influences every aspect of our lives. This course is important because technical drawing is vital for the inception, development and communication of ideas related to technology, industry and scientific development. Technical drawing is an important form of communication.

Our involvement and participation in course 56418 will provide us with the following experiences:

*    Mastery and understanding of drafting concepts and the use of the drafting tools.

*    Use and understanding of geometry related to technical drawing and actual production objects.

*    Understanding and practice of orthographic projection drawing (multiview) as related to practical applications.

*    Use of proper dimensioning and sectioning practices.

*    Understanding and practice of axonometric projection drawings as related to practical applications.

*    Use of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) as a "real-world" tool through the use of the AutoCAD program, the world standard for two-dimensional drawing.

*    Introduction to three-dimensional CADD drawing and animation through the use of the SolidWorks and Blender programs.

*    Knowledge on careers related to technical drawing.

*    Use of "real world" measuring tools and teaming concepts to create production models.

Grading Policy/Evaluation:

Students will be graded on equal parts of tests/quizzes, projects and computer applications. Because most of our work must be accomplished in the classroom, daily attendance and participation is extremely important. Daily participation grades will count for 25% of the marking period grade.


Technical Drawing 1 (56418)

Course Outline

Quarter 1

1. Introduction to course

2. Sketching

        2.1 Lines and angles

        2.2 Circular/elliptical objects

        2.3 Graduated measuring devices

3. Lettering

4. Drawing instruments

        4.1 Tables and straight edges

        4.2 Table drawing and measuring tools

        4.3 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) systems

5. Geometry of technical drawing

        5.1 Points and lines

        5.2 Angles, quadrilaterals and polygons

        5.3 Circles and arcs

        5.4 Bisecting and dividing

        5.5 Perpendiculars and tangents

        5.6 CADD basic drafting and geometry tools

Quarter 2

6. Multiview drawing

        6.1 Line types

        6.2 Orientation of views

        6.3 Auxiliary view discussion

        6.4 Dimensioning

7. Sectioning

        7.1 Full sections

        7.2 Half sections

        7.3 Revolved sections

Quarter 3

8. Axonometric projection drawing

        8.1 Isometric projection

        8.2 Dimetric projection

        8.3 Trimetric projection

9. Working drawing development

        9.1 Working with sizes and scales

        9.2 Insertion in AutoCAD

        9.3 Assembly and plotting

Quarter 4

10. Individual/small group project

        10.1 Project selection and program use

        10.2 2D, 3D model development

        10.3 Architectural development

        10.4 Rendering, animation and 3D game creation physics and logic

11. Oblique projection drawing

12 Perspective drawing

        12.1 1 point perspective

        12.2 2 point perspective

        12.3 3 point perspective