ACT-136: Intermediate Architectural CAD

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Architecture/Construction Tech
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Intermediate Architectural CAD
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
77.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ACT-101 and ACT-116
Catalog Course Description

Introduces building information modeling (BIM) using Revit Architecture software, parametric software which is a complete design and documentation solution that supports all phases of design, drawing production, and schedule development for a given project. Topics include setup, drawing and editing commands, view creation, styles, dimensioning, annotation, sections, detailing, walls, doors, windows, roofs, three-dimensional (3-D) presentation, rendering, families, and printing.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction of Revit user interface.
  2. New project settings.
  3. Creating project views.
  4. Drawing tools.
  5. Editing tools.
  6. Creating levels.
  7. Creating building component styles.
  8. Adding doors and windows to walls.
  9. Creating and manipulating 3D roof shapes.
  10. Drawing 3D stairs.
  11. Creating building and wall sections.
  12. Dimensioning floor plans and building details.
  13. Manipulating 3D views.
  14. Producing 3D shaded views.
  15. Editing 3D building models.
  16. Rendering 3D models using cameras, lights, and materials.
  17. Creating new sheets.
  18. Printing drawings to scale.
  19. Creating new families from a Revit template.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Manipulate the Revit user interface
  2. Create and adjust the settings for a new project
  3. Create and manage project views
  4. Use drawing and editing tools to create shapes in a drafting view
  5. Create and manipulate levels in elevation views
  6. Create and manipulate wall, floor, and ceiling styles
  7. Create and manipulate door and window styles
  8. Sketch all building components accurately
  9. Design door and window openings to walls
  10. Create basic 3D roof shapes
  11. Create and manipulate 3D stairs
  12. Create and annotate building sections
  13. Create and annotate wall sections
  14. Dimension floor plans and other building details
  15. Create a drawing from information and sketches in a designated time constraint*
  16. Describe terminology, concepts, and techniques used in 3D drawing
  17. Manipulate the viewing of 3D objects
  18. Produce various shaded views of 3D objects
  19. Construct and edit 3D building models
  20. Render 3D building models using cameras, lights, and materials*
  21. Create sheets and arrange drawings to plot at a specified scale
  22. Create new families from a Revit template*
General Information

This course is being deactivated as part of the catalog cleanup project in 23/WI. It is not part of any active program and has not been offered in 3 or more years.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Lab assignments Multiple-choice question tests Timed performance tests Multiple-choice question final exam Student attendance


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details
  1. Provide, in writing, a request to the department indicating the proposed rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning upon which the request is based.
  2. Submit a portfolio of work and documentation to substantiate the request.
  3. Schedule an interview with the appropriate instructor(s) to discuss the request and portfolio.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2024
Deactivation Date
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Summer 2024