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Course Outlines

AICO 2000

AutoCAD 2

School School of Energy
Program Associate Certificate in Computer Aided Design
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date May 26, 2021
End Date June 30, 2021
Total Hours 36
Total Weeks 6
Hours/Weeks 6
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
Pre-requisites AICO 1000
CRN 21252

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name James Bartz
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location SW9-201H
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

To continue the development of the required skills for the preparation of working drawings, this intermediate level course examines further the capabilities of AutoCAD for 2D drawings. It introduces more efficient commands and workflows for various tasks to enhance CAD productivity. The course explores commands and techniques for drawing, editing, and annotating. Topics include CAD standards, block libraries, dynamic blocks, attributed blocks, multi-view drawings, annotative scaling, fields, tables, external references and electronic output.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Use efficient interface options within the AutoCAD environment.
  • Enhance productivity by using efficient construction and editing techniques.
  • Create a template file that establishes the CAD standards for a group of drawings.
  • Create complex symbols and symbol libraries using conventional and dynamic blocks.
  • Attach data to Blocks with Attributes.
  • Set up layouts with multiple viewports and non-rectangular viewports.
  • Place dimensions for drawings with multiple scales using Annotative Scaling.
  • Work with external reference files.
  • Prepare drawings for electronic distribution using DWF and PDF files.

Learning Resources

Required text:

AutoCAD 2021 Intermediate AICO 2000 Student Guide - Ascent

The text may be purchased online:

Please allow time for delivery.


Memory device - USB Flash drive

Windows or Mac computer capable of running AutoCAD software

Speakers or earphones



Video camera

Course Goals

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. PTS classes are delivered in an online format. This course is an instructor-led course intermediate AutoCAD.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Assignments 50 #1, #2,#3,#4,#5 - 10% each
Mid Term Exam 20 Practical
Practical Exam 30 Practical and written

Exercises will be suggested but will not be handed in for marking. Deadlines will be established for assignments whichy may require time outside of the scheduled hours to be completed

Attendance Requirements

Regular participation in online sessions is seen as integral to student success, and will be monitored. Students are expected to be punctual and attend sessions for the full duration. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain missed course material in a timely manner.

Course Specific Requirements

Makeup Tests, Exams or Quizzes: There will be no makeup tests, exams or quizzes for failed assessments or for an unexcused absence from an assessment. Reasonable accommodation and allowance will be made when students are ill or otherwise have good reason to be absent in accordance with Policy 5101.

Other information

The Learning Hub is used to distribute and collect files.

Course Schedule and Assignments

Tentative schedule will be posted in the Learning Hub (

Course topics

Working Effectively

· Aliases and keyboard shortcuts

· Working in multiple drawings

· Advanced Grip editing

CAD Standards

· Create a template file

· Effective use of template files

Blocks and Attributes

· Block concepts

· Create, edit and insert blocks

· Create a symbol library

· Create edit and insert attributed blocks

· Create simple dynamic blocks

· Align, Flip, Scale, and Stretch actions

Advanced Layouts

· Create multiple viewports

· Create non-rectangular viewports

· Clip viewport displays

· Add layer overrides

· Use multiple annotative scales

Electronic Output

· Create DWF and PDF files

Advanced Text Objects

· Use Fields

· Create and modify Tables

External References

· External reference concepts

· Attach external references

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Energy

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
James Bartz, Instructor
April 06, 2021

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Paul Morrison, Interim Associate Dean
April 07, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.