Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Visual Communication Techniques MIM 209 3 2 + 2 3 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. EMRE KURUÇAY
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective The aim of this course is to present basic CAD logic by applications to new architecture students. The fundamental CAD information which learnt in this course will be progressed by following computer modeling courses of next years and also will be used in architectural studios.
Course Content This course will introduce students to architectural design and computation through the use of computer modeling. The course focuses on teaching architectural design with 2D/3D CAD drawing. Students will be required to build computer models that will lead to a full package of architectural explorations with computers. AutoCAD software will be used in lectures.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 A general awareness of computer aided design softwares and knowledge about their capacities and areas of usage. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Self Study, Homework,
2 Ability to produce two dimensional architectural technical drawings and concept projects by using a CAD program. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Motivations to Show, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 CAD standards and logic, user interface, toolbars, command line
2 Using commands and toolbars, basic drawing: point, line, polygon, circle, arc
3 Drawing 2D geometries and objects, drawing commands, modifying commands
4 Using layers, layer properties, object properties
5 6 Typing, dimensions, hatching
6 Midterm
7 Using external references for drawing
8 Exporting/importing different formats, scale factor, controlling/adjusting before plotting, plotting
9 Using blocks, dwing buildings elements
10 Drawing site plan, floor plans and elevations - 1
11 Drawing plans and elevations - 2
12 Drawing 3D objects, 3D drawing features, 3D views
13 3D modeling, 3D modifications, section, rendering
14 Final Exam
Course Notes N/A
Course Resources -
-Up and Running with AutoCAD 2012,2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling, Elliot Gindis, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-12-387029-2, Elsevier
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Assignment 2 1 2
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Workload 100
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4
dersAKTSKredisi 4