Design with CAD
"Computer Aided Design" (or sometimes "Computer Aided Drafting" or just "CAD")
is very important to many careers.
CAD is responsible for all modern blueprints.
Yes, they used to do "drafting" using pencils, triangles "T-squares".
We will be designing using a software program called "AutoCAD", which is:
We will use AutoCAD to draw "blueprints" of objects.
A blueprint may be defined as:
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Grade 9 students are introduced to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Students use AutoCAD LT 2009. This is commercial software but students can get a free limited-time download from Autodesk:
All AutoCAD Files
Below is a link to all of the AutoCAD files we'll be using for the basic activities. You can download them all here, or download them one-at-a-time below.
Assignments in this Unit
Here's a list of the activities, their names and the areas of learning covered.