AutoCAD Assignment 15: Test Preparation- "AutoCAD Olympics."

Objectives: As we prepare for a fairly large test regarding our AutoCAD skills, a competition might be in order. For this competition, each student must help complete a variety of drawings in different categories. Each drawing will be judged for accuracy and time and given a score. Scores will be totalled for each Technology 1 class. The class with the highest overall score will be declared the winning class. Prizes may or may not be awarded to the winning class.

AutoCAD Olympics- The Categories:

  1. IMPOSSIBLE DRAWINGS: Two students from each class will be selected to complete an ISOMETRIC impossible figure (Optical Illusion.)
  2. ISOMETRICS: Two students from each class will complete a standard ISOMETRIC drawing, to include exact dimensioning.
  3. ARRAYS: Two students from each class will each an ARRAY figure in AutoCAD drawings. This figure could be either a POLAR ARRAY figure or one using RECTANGULAR ARRAY.
  4. FREESTYLE: Two students from each class will each replicate a non-dimensioned drawing in AutoCAD to the best of their ability.
  5. DIMENSIONING: Two students will each complete a moderately difficult AutoCAD problem, the figure must include exact dimensioning.
  6. TEAM DRAWING: Teams of half of the members of the class will complete two very complex drawings. One student from each team class will be operating the mouse on the overhead computer and the remaining class members will instruct on operations.

REGISTERING FOR EVENTS: Each student in the class has already been assigned to a team and an individual event.

SCORING: For each event, students will be given a drawing to replicate. All students competing in the event will begin at the same time. Students will need to complete their drawing as quickly as possible, but must also be precise. The fastest times for each event will be declared winners. For each error in a drawing, Mr. B. will add a 10 percent time penalty to the score of the event.

DIMENSIONS: For all drawings that have dimensions, you must include dimensions. Make sure that your dimensions match the originals as closely as possible, especially with regards to DECIMAL PLACES, or you will face a deduction.

THE EVENTS and THE DRAWINGS: The links below will lead to drawings that are representative of each event. Depending upon how we decide to proceed with our Olympics, we may simply complete these as a regular assignment or we may practice the Olympics format and have teams and times for each event. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO!

ISOMETRIC DRAWING Drawings must show dimensions at proper oblique angles.
FREESTYLE Drawing must be exact and proportional to original. Include ALL lines.
IMPOSSIBLE Draw and SHADE exactly as in original drawing.
DIMENSIONING Dimension exactly as in drawing.

Person operating mouse cannot see original drawing and must draw only what they are told to draw. All team members must give instructions to drawer BEFORE another team member can instruct for a second time.

SUBMITTING YOUR WORK: Depending on how students decide to complete this assignment, they will either be competing in a practice competition or will be completing all drawings individually in their TEAM_1 and TEAM_2 folders.