This course will allow students to build upon the skills they developed in Drafting Communication I. Complex assembly drawings and designs will be covered. Advanced design assignments will be presented in a step-by-step approach using Creo Parametric 3.0 - Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 and Chief Architect X6 3D CAD software. Highly accurate measuring tools, such as a digital vernier caliper and micrometer will be used to create 3-D solid models. Students will create ABS plastic rapid prototypes from CAD models using CatalystEX software and our Stratasys 3D printer. Complex 3D interactive visualizations will be covered using Unity Pro 5.5 software. Students will be exposed to multiple disciplines that require methods of drafting, design and engineering. They will include mechanical, architectural, civil engineering, landscaping and interior design. Lighting, rendering and various types of video output will be covered. Independent study students will be allowed to focus on areas of interest they develop in drafting communications for career exploration and future educational opportunities. Students will create, modify, store, retrieve and manage CAD drawings files and create an electronic portfolio of their work.

Each student taking this course will be given a copy of Creo Parametric 3.0 CAD software.