WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Accredited by AACSB
The International Association for Management Education
COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)
A course syllabus for
Kevin W. Hall
|Instructor:||Dr. Kevin W. Hall|
|Office Location:||Knoblauch Hall 337|
|Office Hours:||See On-line Schedule|
|Classroom:||Knoblauch Hall 105|
|Class Meets:||MW 8-10|
D. A., Madsen, D. P., Turpin, J. L. (2007). Engineering Drawing and
Design, 4th Ed. Albany, NY: Delmar.
An introduction to drafting including shape description, geometric construction, orthographic and isometric drawing, sectioning, dimensioning, applied descriptive geometry. Basic dimensioning, tolerancing, and pictorial drawings will be covered. An introduction to the use of computers for design of industrial prints of intermediate complexity.
By graduation, Engineering Technology students should be able to:
1. Think critically and creatively;
2. Understand the theoretical principles of the profession;
3. Understand and apply relevant technology in the solution of technical problems;
4. Organize, manage, and maintain projects;
5. Develop an appreciation for ethical and professional practices;
6. Develop and refine oral, written, and visual communication skills; and
7. Demonstrate an overall competency in the program objectives.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Identify the hardware, software and operating systems necessary to generate industrial graphics. [addresses III.3]
2. Understand terminology, basic principles and techniques used in CAD systems. [addresses III.5]
3. Use AutoCAD software to product 2 and 3-dimensional drawings. [addresses III.3]
4. Learn standards and properly detail a working drawing. [addresses III.3, 6]
5. Develop skills that enable the quick learning of other software systems. [addresses III.2]
A. Reading of Text(s)
Reading of the textbook and other resource material is expected of the student. Specific reading assignments will be given. Students must be prepared for each class meeting and will be held responsible for the material to be covered.
B. Technical Reports/Presentations
Students may be required to complete small writing assignments relating to the course. All work should be typed. Handwritten assignments and assignments that fail to follow the guidelines below WILL NOT receive credit. Each student will generate a presentation on one written topic. Late assignments will be accepted only for PREVIOUSLY excused absences.Research/Source Guidelines
Research Quality Publications:
Quality publications, to include books and articles, are those that include author names, publication source, and the date published. Articles can be found in educational journals, magazines, or newspapers; some of these may be Internet-based. Internet research may or may not be acceptable for a given assignment. Use of .coms should be limited; information found at company sites should be substantiated by other sources (as in a synthesis). Articles must contain sufficient information to be educational and summarized. NEVER include lecture information provided by the instructor.
In most cases, FIVE or more quality sources should be used for a formal technical report. However, a short critique may be assigned that only requires one source (many times provided to you).
American Psychological Association guidelines can be found on-line (apastyle.org) or at the university library. Any time outside sources and/or quoting are used, proper citing is required.
Paraphrasing: This type of writing is in your own words. You are expressing an important idea that you have read or heard. If this idea is not commonly known (to the general public), you need to credit who and when (the source that idea is found).
According to Kalpakjian and Schmid (2006), smaller grain sizes can result in an increase in the strength of metals.
Grain size can influence the strength of metals; smaller grains can result in increased strength (Kalpakjian and Schmid, 2006).
Refer to figures in the actual paragraphs. Then label the figure number at the bottom, the title or name of the figure, and place the source in ( ).
According to Kalpakjian and Schmid (2006), smaller grain sizes can result in an increase in the strength of metals. Figure 1 illustrates a Picture of X.
[Picture of X Here]
Figure 1. Picture of X (www.pictureofx.com)
Quoting: This type of writing is the source's own words. You cannot, or unable to express an important idea any better than what you have read or heard. Or, you want to expand on an idea, or punctuate/provide emphasis through using a quote. In this case, you need to credit who, when, and where (the source that idea is found).
According to Kalpakjian and Schmid (2006), “Grain size has a significant effect on the strength of metals; the smaller the size, the stronger the metal” (para. 3).
“Grain size has a significant effect on the strength of metals; the smaller the size, the stronger the metal” (Kalpakjian and Schmid, 2006, p. 61).
Referencing: At the end of the writing, you will have a heading listed "Reference(s)." The following format is typical.
Kalpakjian, S. & Schmid, S. (2001). Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
1. Technical Reports - Structure Guidelines
The title page ONLY will include student name, topic, date, etc.
Synthesis: Supporting propositions with evidence is important in education and for making informed decisions in the workplace. Students will usually submit a synthesis or a combining of information about a particular topic. This will require multiple sources (from different authors) to support a proposition. When a topic is properly researched, themes will begin to emerge and eventually information will begin to become inbred. At this point, the researcher can conclude that the information has been adequately researched.
Generally a paper will be a minimum length of 2 typed, double-spaced pages - not to exceed 3 pages, 12 point text, Times New Roman font, no more than 1 inch margins. Summaries less than the required length will not be accepted.
Structure your paper. Each paragraph should have one focus; separate ideas go in separate paragraphs. Be sure your paper is not one large paragraph (as the professor commonly sees at the college level). Paper structure should follow the same American 5th Grade paper structure. This generally includes an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs and a reasonable conclusion. Each paragraph should support a particular idea; there must be focus in writing.
Format: American Psychological Association (APA) format is desirable. Sources: Full photocopies (of any and all) articles/books/sources utilized will be attached to the written report.2. Short Critiques - Structure Guidelines
Save trees. No title page.
Structure: Generally a short critique will be 1 typed, double-spaced page, 12 point text, Times New Roman font, no more than 1 inch margins. Summaries of MORE or LESS than one page will not be accepted. Name and course # ONLY at top-right of page with source ONLY at bottom of page.
Structure your critique. Each paragraph should have one focus; separate ideas go in separate paragraphs. Be sure your critique is not one large paragraph (as the professor commonly sees at the college level). Structure should follow the same American 5th Grade paper structure. This generally includes an introduction paragraph, body paragraphs and a reasonable conclusion. Each paragraph should support a particular idea; there must be focus in writing.
American Psychological Association (APA) format is desirable.
Source: Full photocopies of the article/chapter/source utilized will be attached to the critique. Occasionally a short critique of a video will be assigned.
General Writing Guidelines
1. Be conceptual: Describe the "WHAT", "WHY" and "HOW" Describe a practice, problem or issue about the selected area, job, or topic of interest. The "WHAT" generally includes background information and descriptions. Coupled with the "WHY", concepts, relationships, interpretations can be drawn out. 2. Use a Dictionary If you don't know what something is or means, use a dictionary. Reading about something and not understanding is of little value. 3. Spell Check Spell check any writing submitted in college-level course work. Work with punctuation errors and spelling errors may cause confusion and is of little value. 4. Avoid Ambiguity Avoid "it, its, this, these, etc.". Do not use words or variations of words that promote ambiguity in writing. For example, using "IT" forces the reader to refer back to previous documentation and has little value; this also leads to assumptions by the reader. 5. Avoid Possession Be sure writing is technical; do not use pronouns - "my", "we", "our", "I", etc. in writing. Write from a 3rd person point-of-view (outside --> looking in) 6. Avoid Time Elements Do not use "Today", "Last week", "This morning" in your writing. You can place a date to your writing. The other methods of referencing time cause the reader to refer to previous documentation and may have little value. 7. Avoid Parallel Writing Writing a paper while reading the article usually results in plagiarism. 8. Avoid Multiple Quotes If quoting is used, be sure to express the point you are trying to make and use the quote for support. Quotes must be cited. Quotes should be used when there is no better way to express an idea.
Quality is to be designed into a product, and this takes time. The above guidelines are part of a methodology to design quality in writing. For technical reports, students are generally allowed multiple attempts to generate a quality product. Normally a report is judged good or bad, or 100% or 0%. If a report does not meet all of the above expectations, then credit is not usually awarded.
For technical reports (not short critiques), students should submit all old drafts and copies of sources with a new draft. If not, the result is no credit.
C. Daily AssignmentsDaily assignments will be given. Students are expected to do their own work. The value of daily assignments are weighted according to the difficulty level. Due dates for assignments will be provided. Assignments are to be saved for future reference. Building on previous assignments is typical in this class.
WEEKS TENTITIVE TOPICS 1-4 Geometric sketching & Visualization
Layout & planning
5-6 Coordinate Entry Methods, Geometric Analysis
2D drafting (Ortho Views, Angles, Specifications)
2D drafting (Standards, Dimensions)
7-8 Basic 3D Geometry
3D Basic Solid Modeling
9-16 Detailed Layouts
Attendance is a multiplier. Full attendance is required. Only prior approval will justify absences; excused absences require documentation. Unexcused absences will substantially reduce your final grade for the course (just anticipate 3% for each absence). Know that excessive lateness is considered as an absence.
Final Examination – Final Exams are often given in the form of a Technical Report, but this will depend on end-of-course time/schedule. Any exceptions to the final exam schedule must be approved by department chair and the Dean of the College of Business and Technology in writing including student’s name, ID# and signatures.
Final Exam Day/Time: Monday @ 8am
Below is the approximate assigned value to each area assessed:
Attendance as a multiplier (100%) Course Projects, Quizzes/Written Assignments, Activities 100%
Multiplier Example: A person receives 90% on assignments = 90% (normally an A-)
The person attends 24 of the possible 31 sessions.
This percentage is multiplied by the attendance factor --> 24/31 x 90% = 69.67% (awarded a D+)The following scale will be used to determine individual assignment, test, and final grades:
93-100% A 90-92% A- 87-89% B+ 83-86% B 80-82% B- 77-79% C+ 73-76% C 70-72% C- 67-69% D+ 63-66% D 60-62% D- 59%-below F+
Rules for Giving an Incomplete (WIU policy) – A temporary symbol of I (Incomplete) for a course may be given only when a student, due to circumstances beyond his or her control, has been unable to complete the course requirements within the official limits of the term. The circumstances must be documented to the instructor’s satisfaction.
VII. EquipmentEach student will need to furnish his/her own computer storage. It is recommended to have media clearly labeled with your name. The Engineering Technology Department is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
VIII. Special Course Costs
Each student will be charged a fee for hardware and software upgrades, printer usage, and computer paper. The fee will be charged prior to the release of final grades. This fee is paid only once per student per semester. Students registered for two courses in KH 106 do not pay the course costs twice during that semester. Course Costs = $25.00.IX. Student Disabilities
If there are any students who require special accommodations due to an injury, disability, or any other medical reason, they are encouraged to discuss this with the instructor.
Syllabus subject to change upon notice.