Drawing a foundation section view with AutoCAD



We will use AutoCAD to draw a section view of a typical building foundation. This will be a poured concrete foundation for composite brick and block wall. Students will complete a foundation section view for evaluation.

Lesson Time

Three Periods
180 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Practice and develop CAD skills to read and/or draw building foundations.
  • Using CAD, create a layout and drawing of a foundation that contains the 5 major components.

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