Student Resources:

Below are links to various resources on this page that may be helpful in this class:

Drawing Guidance
Generalized Grading Criteria for Drawings
Printing Procedures
Assignment Redo Procedures
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  • Autodesk, the makers of AutoCAD and Revit Architecture, offers students free copies of its software, check out the following link for additional information:
  • AutoCAD has various training aids that you may find useful.  A link to the Autodesk website with these tools are available at the following link (we will cover only a few of these in this class): AutoCAD Service and Support Training.
  • The publishers of the Revit textbook provide some chapter models and resources to download.  Visit the following link:  Introducing Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 Downloads
  • CAD Tutor.   Helpful AutoCAD related tutorials, videos and hints.
  • For various Revit model families including just about anything that you can think of to populate a commercial or residential project with furniture, lights, landscaping, vehicles and equipment visit the following websites: 
    • Autodesk Seek  This site is managed by the company that produces the software for AutoCAD and Revit and has 10s of thousands of model families from various manufacturers to choose from.  No account needed to download models.
    • Revit City  This site is managed by a community of fellow Revit users, over 200k members, with 10s of thousands of model families from various modelers and manufacturers to choose from.  You need to create an account with basic personal information.
    Drawing Guidance:
The following are tips on getting a decent grade on your drawings for your design assignments.
  • The premise here is to make your drawings as neat and as readable as possible eliminating errors and ambiguity. 
  • Remember, in the real world, mistakes and ambiguity cost time and money.
    • In this class these mistakes will impact your grade.
  • Always present your best work, fix your own mistakes!
    • Double check your work before giving it to others. 
      • Check it on screen first
      • If any errors are found correct them before printing
      • Check the printed copy second
      • If any errors are found make the corrections then reprint.
    • If I find mistakes and mark up your work, it will affect your grade
    Generalized Grading Criteria for Drawings:
The list below may be modified as the quarter progresses:
  • Center your drawing views in the drawing area so that it fills the page without over crowding or leaving excess space.
    • Try to provide equal spacing between your drawing views and the top and bottom of the page as well as from the left and right.
    • This includes drawn objects as well as notes and dimensions.
    • The spacing from the drawing views and the border of the drawing should be about the same as the between each of the drawings views both horizontally and vertically.
    • Dimension your drawing views according to conventional standards
    • Move dimensions around to avoid "crowding"
    • Dimensions referencing the same feature such as a linear pattern, should be grouped together.
    • Include the word "TYPICAL" following dimensions that apply to similar items in the same view such as similar sized holes, fillets, chamfers or row and column offsets.
    • The isometric view should have no dimensions in it. 
    • Properly fill in your title block, with CAPITALS only.
    • Provide an appropriate sheet scale (a scale that applies to every view in your drawing):
    • Use standard scales such as
    • Metric: 1:1, 1:2, 1:5, 1:10 and similar multiples.
    • SAE: 1:1, 1:2 (6" = 1'-0"), 1:4 (3" = 1'-0"), 1:6 (2" = 1'-0"), 1:8 (1-1/2" = 1'-0"), 1:12 (1" = 1'-0"), 1:16 (3/4" = 1'-0") and similar multiples of 2,4 and 8.
    • Label each view with its own scale if it is different from the sheet scale.
    • The isometric view should have no scale label on it.
    • Provide a proper View Title, in CAPITALS with UNDERLINED TEXT.
    • Position the View Title centered under the drawing view.
    • The View Title should have the following information answered in the following order top to bottom, what is it? what view is it? what scale is it (if different from the sheet scale)? and any note references that apply to that view. 
    • Label each view with its own scale if it is different from the sheet scale.
    Hint: Avoid duplicate or redundant information, this leads to ambiguity.
      Printing Procedures: 
    The following are procedures on using the printers in the CAD Lab.
      More information will follow.
    All work submitted for re-grading must be accompanied by the Markup (grading criteria package from the evaluation).  Both items must be received by 5pm the first Friday after the evaluation. 
    • If a paper copy is submitted for re-grading then the Markup must be stapled behind the submitted work and placed in the Box. 
    • Submitted work emailed for re-grading must also have the Markup placed in the Box.
    • Refer to the syllabus for additional information
    Without the Markup, submitted work will not be considered for re-grading! 
    The following links will allow you to download files and models that may be useful in class.
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