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ACH 245 - Digital Technologies 1

3 credit hours - One hour of lecture and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Review computer applications used by architects, interior designers, and others involved in design and construction. Discuss how common and specialized CAD software applied to the design and construction industry along with the specialized hardware associated with these fields. Explore the use and application of peripherals such as plotters and scanners. Practice how basic computer functions, file management, graphic presentation, and CAD are applied to design and construction. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 111  and CTA 100  or CTA 103  or permission of department chair.

Note: Credit is not given for both ACH 245 and ENT 241 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create designs with two-dimensional software.
    • Recognize architectural documentation process.
    • Identify drafting fundamentals for translation into CAD software.
    • Draw two-dimensional drawings by applying CAD commands effectively.
    • Edit two-dimensional drawings using appropriate commands.
    • Generate design documentation.
  • Model designs with three-dimensional software.
    • Generate volumetric Architectural Models using 3D CAD software.
    • Generate multiple design elements in 3D CAD environment.
    • Draw three-dimensional objects by applying CAD commands effectively.
    • Edit two-dimensional objects using appropriate commands.
    • Manipulate 3D design elements.
  • Use multiple rendering techniques with illustrative software.
    • Digitally record drawings and models.
    • Modify digital images.
    • Render digital drawings and objects using different techniques and commands.
    • Edit renderings of digital drawings and objects.
    • Incorporate digital images in presentations.
    • Create digital presentations.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking