AutoCAD Skills Assessment course provides students with a broad introduction into 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) Computer-Aided Design (CAD) modeling with a focus on both basic and advanced commands. Students learn how to transition from 2D design into 3D design by using materials of less than perfect information purposely provided to simulate “real-life” design conflict scenarios. Upon course completion, students will have an in depth understanding of 3D CAD User Coordinate System (UCS) and how to create3D objects for industrial production use from issued 2D drawings.
Students selected for the course have 2D CAD background experience. Students may need a CAD refresher or an opportunity to enhance 3D design skills in order to advance into the Marine Design course. This course is used to discover and capitalize on the student’s abilities for a focused outcome and understanding for 3D design and its’ many uses in industry.