Representation Technologies in Landscape Architecture (3021)

During the course, students learn the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing, and printing drawings with AutoCAD. Using practical hands-on exercises, students explore how to create 2D production drawings in the best interactive learning environment and being focused on need in landscape Architecture. In terms of 3D drawing, the primary objective of the course is to familiarize students with the concepts and application of the essential functions of Civil 3D.

After completing this course, students should be able to, navigate the AutoCAD user interface, use the fundamental features of AutoCAD, use the precision drafting tools in to develop accurate technical drawings, create points, change point styles, and manage points in groups, create, edit, and analyze surfaces, and view surfaces in 3D, create profiles and cross-sections, create assemblies, corridors, and cross-sections, and calculate corridor volumes.

  • 3rd semester | 6 ECTS | 52,5 theory-practical contact hours
  • Syllabus: Introduction to AutoCAD; Basic commands; Working with the Windows Environment: Basic CAD Drawing Techniques; Layers and Line types; Creating Basic Geometry; Drawing with Text and Hatching; Drawing Accurately; Creating Selection Sets. Advanced Drawing Techniques AutoCAD 2D; Dimensioning a Drawing: Angular Dimensioning; Editing Dimensions; Modifying Object Characteristics; Using Symbols and Attributes; Defining Groups and Blocks. Plotting a Drawing from AutoCAD 2D; Preparing a Layout: Layout definition; Layout format. Non-standard dimensions: Viewports; Scale. Layout manipulation: Types of Layout in Landscape Architecture; Contents of different technical maps; The freezing command. Viewing and Plotting a Drawing. Introduction to Civil 3D; Working with Survey Tools from Civil 3D; Working with Points from Civil 3D; Working with Surfaces from Civil 3D: Understanding Surfaces; Performing a Slope Analysis; Calculating Surface Volume.
  • Teaching/learning methodology: The theoretical/practical classes are compatible with the methodological approaches generically adopted when teaching CAD software. When they are taught in applied contexts for a Landscape Architect work environment, the discipline emphasizes the importance of these contents for your daily work. In the end of a class, the student always is able to identify the result of their labor and its importance. These type of disciplines are efficient if the students are able to create a work routine. In this context the complexity of the exercises are being increasingly extended to allow the student to acquire those routines and for them to understand the need of simplifying their practical approaches when using these softwares. An intense practice is more efficient than the mere theoretical explanation.