Nov 25, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ARCH 2015 - Architectural Digital Graphics

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly DRAD 2015)

This course prepares students with a solid foundation of digital architecture. Concepts of 2D Computer Aided Drafting and 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM), which involve a single digital model containing all project information, are in high demand by potential employers and strengthens building design and documentation. The course will emphasize standards and techniques consistent with the architecture and construction disciplines. Students will develop 2D/3D drawings, create a 3D digital model utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts, learn how to create a physical model through digital fabrication techniques- 3D printing/CNC, and prepare for the Autodesk Certification Exam. Introduction to SketchUp and AutoCAD. Implementation of Revit (BIM) technologies.

Contact Hours: 6
Billable Contact Hours: 6
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze the digital architectural drawing process.

Objectives:

  1. Experiment with scanned hand sketches inserted into the software.
  2. Illustrate computer-generated drawings to appear hand drawn.
  3. Compare the software used in architecture and construction.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create architectural drawings using CAD software technologies.

Objectives:

  1. Apply draw and modify commands used in 2D AutoCAD computer generated drawings.
  2. Identify the CAD computer aided drafting tools used by architects.
  3. Complete a floor plan using the software.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create architectural drawings using BIM software technologies.

Objectives:

  1. Apply architectural tools used in 3D Modeling the BIM Revit Architecture software.
  2. Complete an entire 3D digital model.
  3. Complete a set of 2D working drawings.
  4. Complete a set of 3D working drawings.
  5. Complete several 3D Conceptual Rendered views of a 3D digital Model
  6. Complete plans.
  7. Complete building elevations.
  8. Complete sections.
  9. Complete schedules.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a 3D print.

Objectives:

  1. Create digital files to be sent to a 3D printer to create a physical model.
  2. Identify components needed for a 3D print.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to participate in the Autodesk Revit Certification Exam.

Objectives:

  1. Examine the directions of the Autodesk Revit Certification Exam.
  2. Practice with various mock examples to prepare for taking the exam.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1: Overview of the syllabus, Getting Started with an introduction to the use CAD/BIM in our profession.

  1. Overview of operational differences between AutoCAD and Revit interfaces.
  2. Create a small project with AutoCAD
  3. Create a small project with Revit Architecture.

Week 2-6: Utilize AutoCAD to develop a small, comprehensive architectural project generating drawings and building views using commands, tools, techniques and industry standards.

  1. Create horizontal views (plans) of project that include 1.Site Plan, 2.Floor Plans of each level, 3. Roof Plan.
  2. Create vertical views (elevations) of project that include 1.Exterior Elevations, 2. Interior Elevations.
  3. Create sectional views (building sections) of project that include 1. Building Wall Section.

Week 7: Utilize Revit (BIM) to develop a small, comprehensive Architectural project using parametric based objects to construct a 3D model of the project using commands, tools, techniques and industry standards.

  1. Introduce Interface and organizing structure of components within the model.
  2. Introduce project navigation and associated tool bars.
  3. Introduce the concept of setting up a project.

Week 8-10: Create and modify components families and incorporate them within a project.

  1. Walls and Curtain Walls.
  2. Windows and Doors
  3. Floors and Stairs
  4. Roofs and Ceilings

Week 11-12: Generation of presentation and annotated (‘working’) drawings.

  1. Create horizontal views (plans) of project that include 1.Site Plan, 2.Floor Plans of each level, 3. Roof Plan.
  2. Create vertical views (elevations) of project that include 2.Exterior Elevations, 2. Interior Elevations.
  3. Create sectional views (building sections) of project that include 1. Building Wall Section.
  4. Create Schedules

Week 13-14: Rendering and animation.

  1. Use internal Revit rendering engine to create 3D ‘rendered’ views of model.
  2. Create sun studies
  3. Create camera views
  4. Create animation through and around model.

Week 15: 3D Printer and CNC machine

  1. Students will prepare a digital file to send to a 3D printer and/or CNC machine for fabrication.

Week 16: Autodesk Certification Exam.

  1. Students will take a ‘practice’ or ‘mock’ version of the Autodesk Certification Exam as their final exam for the course

Primary Faculty
Grant, Janice
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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