Prerequisite Knowledge: Computer Skills

What you need to know before you take the computer skill course?

As an advanced level digital design & computation course for students in Architecture and interior design major, the computer skill course is focusing on the following key elements

It is important to meet the pre-requisite knowledge before you take this course. Students should have the basic 2D drafting (with AutoCAD) and 3D modeling skills (with Revit). Please use the following two exercises to test your skills.

Test Exercise: AutoCAD

If you can complete the following drafting in 5 hours, you meet the pre-requisite.
If not, you are highly recommended to watch the basic Auto CAD tutorials in Ming3d.com (free) or Lynda.com ( free for UC students) before you take the course.

Please using AutoCAD to draw plan and print from paper spac. . Notice: All the exterior wall is 6", interior wall is 4". Furniture dwg file can be downloaded here.

 

Test Exercise: Revit

If you can complete a conceptural house model in 3 hours and produce the sheets based on the reference layout, you meet the pre-requisite.
If not, you are highly recommended to watch the basic Revit tutorial, and color scheme in my website ( free) or Lynda.com ( free for UC students) before you take the course

Learning Resource

A free education version of AutoDesk AutoCAD and Revit can be downloaded here.

What do I need to do if I have completed both exercises?

That means, you have met the prerequisite knowledge and ready to take the course. If you finished both exercise easily and would like to prepare some knowledge for the first project of this course, here are two tutorial sets recommend to you.

Advanced Revit tutorial, NOT a pre-requisite, but good to know. These content will be covered in class.