ACT-205: Advanced Architectural CAD

This course is INACTIVE
Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Building Sciences
Architecture/Construction Tech
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Advanced 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
Catalog Course Description

Focuses on utilizing parametric Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Emphasizes using the software efficiently to complete and present architectural concepts. Topics include creating and editing wall styles, manipulating door and window styles, drawing three-dimensional roof systems, extracting schedule data, generating elevation and section views, and three-dimensional presentation techniques.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction
  2. Architectural display system
  3. Drawing setup features
  4. Developing space plans
  5. Inserting content library symbols
  6. Creating wall styles
  7. Drawing and editing walls
  8. Creating door and window styles
  9. Inserting and editing doors and windows
  10. Stairs and railings
  11. Drawing 3D roof assemblies
  12. Create drawing schedules
  13. Annotate and dimension drawings
  14. Generate 2D section views
  15. Generate 2D elevation views
  16. Presentation layout techniques
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Access and modify the software display system
  2. Develop space plans for architectural layout and design
  3. Insert and manipulate the content library
  4. Access wall commands to create 2D and 3D building models*
  5. Place and modify selected doors and windows into a building model
  6. Draw and edit two-dimensional and three-dimensional stairs and railings
  7. Create three dimensional roof assemblies
  8. Develop and modify schedule tables related to plan view objects
  9. Annotate and dimension drawings
  10. Generate and modify a two-dimensional section from a three-dimensional model
  11. Generate and modify a two-dimensional elevation from a three-dimensional model
  12. Design a rendered presentation layout for a residential structure*
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
  • Tests
  • Timed Performance Exams
  • 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