Lesson 1: Absolute Coordinate Problem



In this opening lesson to this project, students are introduced to absolute coordinates as they are used in the AutoCAD program. The lesson is divided into 3 activities. First, students will be given a handout to fill in as absolute units are being discussed. Then they will open the AutoCAD program and use the answers from the handout to help them create the drawing file. The students will then add text to the drawing file for printing and saving purposes.

Lesson Time

Sponge Activity
15 Minutes
Absolute Coordinate Problem
30 Minutes
Culminating Activity
10 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
Grade Levels
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to open and save a file properly.
  • Students will be able to listen and follow directions.
  • Students will be able to read and follow technical written instruction.
  • Students will be able to identify and properly use drawing tools on the AutoCAD ribbon toolbar.
  • Students will be able to read and interpret AutoCAD menus.
  • Students will be able to understand and be able to use absolute coordinates to create a drawing file.
  • Students will be able to know how to use AutoCAD text tools to add words to a drawing file.

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