Basic Engineering Design Equipment



In this lesson students will learn about Basic Engineering Design Equipment. Students will learn about manual drafting equipment as well as the basic equipment used to operate CAD software. Students will learn the terminology of the equipment and it's function / use.

Lesson Time

2 - Class Periods each
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Understand the use of various pencils to create a new drawing
  • Understand the use of triangles and T-Squares to setup and create a drawing
  • Understand the use of erasers and erasing shields in cleaning up a drawing
  • Understand the use of a compass in creating large circles and the use of circle templates in creating smaller circles
  • Understand the use of scales for measuring and enlarging or reducing objects
  • Understand how the applications of basic equipment is used in the industry
  • Understand the use of basic equipment and the alignment of requirements to meet industry standards

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