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Drafting Certification


Credential: Certificate

The purpose of our Drafting Certificate program is to provide more than basic Architectural and Mechanical Drafting Skills. Our students will receive the skills to create complete Residential Construction, Survey, and Mechanical / Machine drawings. Subjects include drafting practices, and CAD software. Students are taught by a professional General Draftsman who has over 39 years drafting experience.


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General Discussion / MCHS Drafting Class Lesson
« Last post by Tim on April 20, 2020, 11:32:21 AM »
The assignment for Drafting Class at McMinn County High School is at http://draftingschool.net/mchscte/

Enjoy. I think it'll be fun...

Tim (Mr. Davis)
General Discussion / Re: Hey everyone nice forum :)
« Last post by Tim on March 30, 2020, 04:34:26 PM »
Hey everyone nice forum :)
It's actually an online drafting school Larry.
General Discussion / Hey everyone nice forum :)
« Last post by Larrynef on March 30, 2020, 04:25:22 PM »
Hey everyone nice forum :)
General Discussion / Re: Mr. Davis's 5th period class Quiz
« Last post by iiwil20 on December 09, 2019, 09:31:03 AM »
I have learned more in this drafting class in just a small time of just 4 months than any other class this year. I have learned a skill that I can take outside of this high school and make more money than I could ever imagine. I have learned how to design a house. I have learned how to work a computer program called AutoCadd. AutoCadd is a computer aided drafting program that allows you to draw and design houses as well as pretty much anything you could think of. So far in this program I have learned how to operate it through a drafting school class that has been supplied by my teacher. In the class, it has helped me understand how to operate the program with ease. This class has interested me more than any other class I’ve taken in these 3+ years I have been at this school.
General Discussion / Re: Mr. Davis's 7th period class Quiz
« Last post by TonyShirk on December 06, 2019, 03:01:07 PM »
tony shirk
 7th period

 things i have learned so far i have learned how to efficiently and effectively use CAD software and to correctly draw a sufficient house plan for use in in construction of a single story house. I have also learned to effectively and efficiently use drafting tools, such as the t-sqaure the triangle and a scale, for use on a drafting board.
i have also learned the use and function of CAD commands such as: line, trim, extend, copy, fillet, block, insert, properties, offset, fill, poly line, and etc.
 you could say its been a very productive year so far
General Discussion / Re: Mr. Davis's 7th period class Quiz
« Last post by GeorgeB on December 06, 2019, 02:58:23 PM »
I have learned how to draw a house on the drafting board using a scale and t square. I’ve also learned the basics and fundamentals of drafting a house through Auto CAD using tools in the program such as, line, fillet, erase, copy, delete, snap, group, and ungroup. The skills I’ve learned in Auto CAD are included but not limited to, creating floor plans which have electrical appliances and dimensions in and outside of the house, creating things inside of the program like windows, making elevations, and adding structural beams accordingly. Though my base of knowledge of the program is limited, I’ve learned a lot so far.
General Discussion / Re: Mr. Davis's 7th period class Quiz
« Last post by cameron on December 06, 2019, 02:49:36 PM »
I learned everything about the cad and drafting. I hadnt had any experience in drafting and didnt know where to even start. now i can draft a whole house and not struggle at all. I have learned to draw a house from the ground up. I have loved this class and i am ready to learn more.
General Discussion / Mr. Davis's 7th period class Quiz
« Last post by Tim on December 06, 2019, 02:32:07 PM »
Explain what you've learned so far in brief. 100 words minimum.
General Discussion / Re: Mr. Davis's 6th period class Quiz
« Last post by AbigailJ.Achilles on December 06, 2019, 02:17:57 PM »
Abigail Achilles
There are four types of house plans: the one story, the two story, the one and a half, and the split level. Walls on the drawing should be four inches, and hallways should be three feet or more. The basic command line is the most used and when you want the middle of a line or object you type midp, if you want the end you type endp. The offset command is used to move lines or copy them to create objects, to use you type offset then enter the distance you want it copied over. Chprop is used to change the properties of an object or line, it is very useful for changing objects lair. Trim is used to cut off extra piece on a line or object it is used by selecting the line that is perpendicular to the line with extra on it then click enter after select the extra piece and click enter and its gone. Fillet can be used in a similar way by clicking the parts of two perpendicular lines you want. Pedit is the command to join a group of lines together. These are a few of the most basic commands. There are many drawings needed to build a house. The most important is the floor plan it tells you where everything goes in the house and how big it is. The most common scale used is the one-fourth inch equals one foot. A few other drawings needed are the Elevations, the foundation, and a section drawing. The Elevation show all four sides of the house and the roof pitch plus anything else needed on the sides of the house. The foundation plan is very important because it shows how the house is going to stand with the center blocks, the opening, and vents. The section drawing shows what part of the house looks like if it were cut from the side including the foundation underneath.
General Discussion / Re: Mr. Davis's 6th period class Quiz
« Last post by Zavionb3 on December 06, 2019, 02:02:31 PM »
I like this drafting but i'm not so good at drafting. I try my best even on bad days when i really don't want to do anything. I'm glad your going back an teaching me the basic curriculum of the drafting class.I ended up drafting with an interior design degree because if the salary. I'm not drafting for a 2nd company, basically engineering and I'm extremely bored. I want to know what else I can do for a living with the same salary. I really don't like sitting or standing in front of a computer all day. It's revertible for anyone's health and I'm also going stir crazy as there is nothing creative about current drafting/design position.

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