Journal for Geometry and Graphics 7 (2003), No. 1, 111--120
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2003
Introduction to Computer Aided Design -- Concept of a Didactically Founded Course
Institute for Geometry and Applied Mathematics, RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen, Germany, email@example.com
Institute for Geometry and Applied Mathematics, RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org
When approaching computer aided design, the drawing contents are of secondary importance at the beginning; on the contrary, in the first learning phase an overwhelming number of software related terms and input requests have to be coped with. Only after this phase has been completed, full concentration can be laid on geometric and other superordinated problems. Based on the Living Learning idea and the model of Theme-Centered Interaction, we have developed a specific methodological course concept which enables a rapid and efficient approach to CAD. Characteristic features of the concept are the principle of a strong guidance and the method of coloured drawing. A detailed script documents and explains the design steps which have to be carried out for the creation of the selected architecture examples. It forms the basis and the guideline for passing through a 3-step course program: lecture, exercise and task. The presented methods enable a large number of students to pass on a maximum of syllabus in short time.
Keywords: Descriptive Geometry courses, architecture, Computer Aided Design.
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