Computer-Aided Design (DESI08137)
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This course will introduce a range of fundamental skills and principles within architectural computer drawing to ensure students can use CAD software to develop spatial design projects and professional presentation competencies.
This course involves weekly workshops during which time students will be taken through the various stages and tools within 2D and 3D CAD software for architectural spatial design drawing. Using weekly design exercises and supporting tasks, students will gain basic knowledge of these computer programmes with a focus on architectural drawing standards and spatial design. This course encourages development of 2D orthographic and, progressively, basic 3D spatial modelling skills. At the end of the course, students will demonstrate their skills using the selected programmes to support, draw and present a spatial design project in response to a given brief or case study.
Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%
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