By Kaitlin (and Anaya)
In session 1 we explored careers related to drafting, we were introduced to CADD software, we worked with the alphabet of lines, created a pattern for a soapbox racer, and assembled a soapbox racer.
In session 2 we continued working with the alphabet of lines, learned about more lines and what they are used for. (Center and extension lines.)
In session 3 we continued working with the alphabet of lines, created, dimensioned, and printed multiview drawings of geometric solids using CADD software, and measured the dimensions of geometric solids.
In this session we explored the fundamentals of floor plan design, and began creating an architectural drawing of our floor plan.
In today's session we added cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and other furniture to our floor plan.
In this session we added lights, switches, and electrical outlets. We also made changes to our roof, and printed our floor plan.
CADD software was made especially for architects and architecture. CADD allows architects to take control of more complex problems, and add more perspective views to be put into drafts. CADD includes internal organization (like the placement of furnishing), and also includes animation of floor plans. It gives good examples of modelling and visualization, which is key in architecture. Architecture is designing a building and (often) supervising it's construction.