ATC211 - Auto CAD 2018 - Advanced

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Subject Title
Auto CAD 2018 - Advanced

Subject Description
This course is the advanced 2D AutoCAD, in which students continue their drafting techniques with such features as annotation scaling, hatching, blocks, attributes, tables and external references. Students draw complex objects and gain hands-on experience using AutoCAD's advanced drafting methods.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create annotations scales and styles, annotative objects and viewports.
  2. Work effectively with reference files (Xrefs), dynamic blocks, layouts, plotting features, attributes, tables & fields and sheet sets.
  3. Work in the layer properties manager to create filters and set viewport layer controls.
  4. Apply CAD standards.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

ATC111- FNDM or an introductory AutoCAD course or industry equivalent experience. 

Topic Outline
Advanced Viewports

Creating Multiple Viewports
Using the Viewport Manager
Creating Viewport Frames
Creating Polygonal Viewports
Converting Object to Viewport
Managing Layers
Working in the Layer Properties Manager
Using Viewport Layer Controls
Creating Layer Filters
Controlling the Draw Order
Annotation Scaling
Annotation Scale Overview
Setting Model Space Annotation Scale
Using Annotation Scaling with Text and Dimensions
Understanding the Global Scale
Advanced Hatching
Using the Hatch Manager
Creating and Editing Hatches
Creating Annotative Hatching
Creating User Defined Hatches
Advanced Blocks & Attributes
Inserting Blocks with Attributes
Editing Attribute Values
Defining Attributes
Redefining Blocks with Attributes
Extracting Attributes
Dynamic Blocks
Working with Dynamic Blocks
Creating Dynamic Block Definitions
Dynamic Block Authoring Tools
Additional Visibility Options
Working with Tables
Creating Tables and Table Styles
Working with Linked Tables
Using Tables to Retrieve Attribute Information
External References
Attaching External References
Modifying External References
Xref Specific Information
Attaching and Editing Raster Images
Advanced Features
Using Fields
Creating Custom Fields
Working with the Design Center
Drawing Properties
Output and Publishing
Overview of Sheet Sets
Creating Sheet Sets
Adding Views to Sheets
Creating PDF Sheets
System Setup
Options Dialog Box
System Variables
Dynamic Input Settings
Drawing Utilities

Mode of Instruction
Lively-paced lectures with hands-on emphasis

Prescribed Texts
Advanced AutoCAD 2017 Exercise Workbook - Cheryl R Shrock, Steve Heather - Industrial Press Inc. ISBN-13:9780831136031

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:

Laboratory Attendance

The laboratory component is essential and therefore it is strongly recommended  that you attend all labs.  Any missed labs must be supported with a legal document with three days of the lab.  Any student who fails to attend 2 scheduled laboratory classes for a 7 week subject and more than 3 laboratory classes for a 14 week subject will not pass the subject.   

Laboratory Safety
Students are required to review and understand the safety procedures and guidelines outlined on the first class and sign the sheet to this effect before beginning work in the laboratory.  Students must also wear a lab coat and safety glasses when conducting experiments.
A student who arrives without the proper safety equipment will not be permitted to participant in the lab but will be asked to leave the class.  The student will receive no grade for the lab missed.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
3 Assignments 60%
Final Exam 40%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.


Approved by: Denis Gravelle