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The Canon City Chapter of the American Design Drafting Association

COA 1800a - CAD Drafting & Blueprint Reading

Mechanical Drawing Skills Set 

Developing employable skills with CAD

To work at home you will need special software and permission.

Contact  Mr. Geesaman

This series of projects is designed to build your CAD and blueprint reading skills.

This course may be offered for credit through COL Cañon Online Academy in the future.

Contact the director at  COA E-mail Contact Form 

Each  finished project is printed or e-mailed to the instructor for evaluation.  If you are an online student not attending CCHS then you just need to e-mail assignments. You then move to the next project in the list below.  This series of drawings in combination with the warm-ups will greatly increase your ability to visualize, measure, project, dimension, scale, and do print reading. Drawings are to be saved in your drawing portfolio for future development.  Save all drawing in the My Documents folder within a new folder you make called   MECHANICAL.  CCHS day students have a folder on the network for saving all their finished drawings.  Your instructor will explain if you do not already know the location.

 

    

Do not start the lessons until your computer has had all the necessary software installed and configured for this course.  You may preview the lessons by watching the videos and loading the PDF worksheets but the actual assignments must be done with the custom software configuration provided by our tech support and the instructor.   You can do all the sketch-up  assignments right away by installing Google Sketch-up.    

Beginning CAD Sketching   Video Instructions for Cadvance Icon Uses   

No templates or worksheets are needed for this lesson. 

            

[Remember it is always safer to save a copy of each of your PDF worksheets and drawings on your own computer.] 

    

Steps Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                             Warm-up Reminder

Steps Drawing Instructional Video   PDF Worksheet   

Black-White Steps       Drawing Template Cadvance    

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

     

Stop Block Drawing - Learning Sketch-up by Google  Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:      Warm-up Reminder

Stop Block Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet  

  No drawing template needed                  

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

      

Here is a very helpful work sheet to print out and post above your keyboard.
If you don't have a printer then it will not be that helpful but can be displayed as a PDF file anyway.  The sheet shows a summary of the special keys in Cadvance.

    

Stop Block Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                          Warm-up Reminder

Stop Block Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet   

       Drawing Template Cadvance           

 

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

  

Holder Drawing - Learning Google Sketch-up 3-D modeling - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                                                      Warm-up Reminder

Holder Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet  

No Drawing Template Needed                      

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

   

Holder Drawing - Using Cadvance Commands to do your version of this object on your own - Work sheets and template links underlined below:

[Remember it is always safer to save a copy of your PDF worksheets and drawings on your own computer.] 

                                                                       Warm-up Reminder

No video available. You do the best you can without help.    PDF Worksheet  

Holder Drawing Template       This is a quiz of all basic skills learned to date 

 

         

Slide Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                            Warm-up Reminder

Slide Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet  

Drawing Template Cadvance                 

During this drawing you will learn how to download and install sample macros.

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

      

Video Instructions :    

You  load up this work sheet and begin to use Cadvance software to draw the missing lines.  Some are very easy and others require much more thought to complete the missing views.

Worksheet Template            Mail the answer to your instructor .  

[Remember it is always safer to save a copy of your PDF worksheets and drawings on your own computer.] 

 

       

Terminal Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                            Warm-up Reminder

Terminal Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet  

Drawing Template Cadvance                 

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

 

TECHNICAL TERMS

Technical Terms Worksheet to print out..    Click here for PDF

"Technical Terms"  quiz shown by a student...  watch 5 minute video

Additional information about the vocabulary words    TERMS-SHEET.pd

Thread Terms Quiz PowerPoint Presentations

Threads names part1

Threads names part2

  

Base Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                            Warm-up Reminder

Base Drawing Instructional Video      PDF Worksheet  

Drawing Template Cadvance             

  

Wedge Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                            Warm-up Reminder

Wedge Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet  

Drawing Template Cadvance                 

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

  

Vise Base Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                            Warm-up Reminder

Vise Base Drawing Instructional Video    PDF Worksheet

Drawing Template Cadvance                  

Send both drawings in e-mail for evaluation and recording.

      

Now it is time to learn a little more about holes and threads and the tools that make them.

Please view this video and learn more about the holes you will be drawing.  

   

Bracket Drawing - Learning Cadvance Line Entry with Cartesian Coordinates - Work sheets and template links underlined below:                            Warm-up Reminder

Bracket Drawing Instructional Video     PDF Worksheet  

Drawing Template Cadvance          

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)]  

     

Working Drawings Unit :         The Machinist Vise              Including dimensions, tolerances and assembly notes.
This is the first drawing in the set but the last to be completed. This drawing is done 1st to provide information and to use on drawing 4. Then this drawing is done 2nd and the information is used to construct drawing 4. This drawing is made using the copied parts from the first two drawings.

  Before you start drawing each of these detailed working drawings watch the disassembly and assembly video 

ASSEMBLY VIDEO                       

 

   

 

Machinist Vise Page 2 of 4 - Introduction of interfacing parts and machining tolerances so the parts will fit together correctly.                            Warm-up Reminder

[Remember it is always safer to save a copy of your PDF worksheets and drawings on your own computer.] 

Drawing the parts 1 and 6 Instructional Video   

 PDF Worksheet

Drawing Template Cadvance       

 

Additional video to see parts               

 

                                  

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)] 

    

Machinist Vise Page 3 of 4 - Introduction of interfacing parts and machining tolerances so the parts will fit together correctly.                            Warm-up Reminder

Drawing the parts 2,3,4,5,7 and 8 Instructional Video    

 PDF Worksheet

Drawing Template Cadvance       

 

Additional video to see the parts                                  

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)]  

    

Machinist Vise Page 4 of 4 - Introduction of interfacing parts and machining tolerances so the parts will fit together correctly.                            Warm-up Reminder

Drawing the parts in section assembly Instructional Video 

 PDF Worksheet

No template is used for this drawing.  The video will explain...

                                              

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software)]   

    

Machinist Vise Page 1 of 4 - Layout Using Polar Relative Drawing of the Exploded View. This will be the last drawing of the series.              Warm-up Reminder

Drawing the parts 1 through 8 in 3D  -   Instructional Video 

 PDF Worksheet

Drawing Template Cadvance          

[Do not just open the Drawing Template Cadvance file- Right mouse click the file and select, Save Target As..., then save it into your documents folder before opening it in Cadvance software

 

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Back to: Warm up activities done on Mondays and Thursdays: VOC 102 - CAD Drafting & Blueprint Reading

Back to OLC 1800a Mechanical Darwing and Print Reading: COA 1800a - CAD Drafting & Blueprint Reading

Back to OLC 1800b Architectural Drawing and Print Reading: COA 1800b - CAD Drafting & Blueprint Reading

Back to Unit 3 Introduction to Mapping: OLC 106 CAD - Mapping

Back to Unit 4 Your Resume & Portfolio: Developing Your Electronic Portfolio