Surv-110 - AutoCAD for Surveyors - XanTh Stack
|Course:||AutoCAD for Surveyors|
My name is XanTh Stack, I took my first CAD class at age 14 (at College of the Canyons). I work with AutoCAD Civil 3D everyday in the Land Surveying industry and have tailored this course to bring those completely new to AutoCAD up to speed with the concepts and applications typically required to gain and hold a position as a Land Survey CAD drafter.
In this course we start with the basics of CAD before diving into the workflows and processes one would find themselves doing at a typical Land Surveying company. By the end of the class, the student will have a thorough understanding of the "field-to-finish" workflow, meaning the process of collecting data in the field, processing the data in the office, and creating an accurate and detailed plot to accompany the finished 3D model.
What to Expect in this Course
- You will need a computer capable of running the latest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D Imperial.
- You will need a basic wheel-mouse to operate AutoCAD effectively. The trackpad on a laptop will not suffice.
- AutoCAD Civil 3D Imperial is free for students. YOU MUST USE YOUR STUDENT EMAIL or you will only have access to a trial version that expires and stops working after 30 days.
- If you plan on attending lecture/lab remotely, dual monitors will be very helpful so you can follow what is being presented while trying it yourself at the same time.
- If you do not have dual monitors, consider joining the zoom meeting on a separate device like a tablet or other computer, with a large screen (phone sized screens do not show enough detail).
- All class meetings are recorded. If you fall behind it is up to you to get caught up before the next class meeting.
- After the first few course meetings, all students will be utilizing AutoCAD for the duration of the class period. The best way to learn is by doing!
Types of Assessments
Students will be assessed in their progress and understanding of the assignments.
Typical assignments will be:
- Take home projects
- Proctored exams
- Online discussion boards
- Class participation
- Submission of .DWG and .PDF files via Canvas
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There is no required textbook for this course, however reference book may be suggested.
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Last updated: 02/07/2022 Sub#: 1297