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EDD 222 - Customizing the CAD Environment

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: EDD 120  

This is an advanced course presenting techniques for operation, programming and management of computer-aided drafting environments. Topics include menu creation and modification, software modification and creation of macros, library creation and file management. Emphasis is on creation of customized environments for efficient use in specific engineering areas such as electrical, architectural and mechanical fields.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Create a new line type definition to a given set of parameters.
  2. Create a new hatch pattern definition to a given set of parameters.
  3. Modify the ACAD.PGP file to a given set of parameters to include external commands and alias command definitions.
  4. Produce template drawings using a given general set of parameters.
  5. Generate script files using the text editor to set the drawing parameters.
  6. Create a new toolbar with a minimum of 10 buttons.
  7. Design a new toolbar button using the Button Editor.
  8. Create a custom pull-down menu containing accelerator keys, mnemonic shortcut keys, cascading menu items, help strings and line separators.
  9. Assign attributes to constructed blocks.
  10. Modify blocks and their attributes.
Listed Topics
  1. Macros
  2. Text editors
  3. Line type files
  4. Hatch pattern files
  5. Template files
  6. External command and command alias definitions
  7. Slide shows and slide libraries
  8. Custom menus and tool bars
  9. Attributes and database basics
  10. Interchange and file formats
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/16/2013

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