Lesson 2: Opening, Saving, and Editing a CAD file (Make room in that Lobby!!!)



The students will learn how to open a CAD file, save it, and edit the file.

This is a simple floor plan of a large commercial office. The students will learn how to navigate and edit a simple CAD file.

Lesson Time

2 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Objectives and Goals.


California English Common Core Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to open and save a CAD drawing, an office floor plan, in 2D.
  • Students will be able to navigate through a 2D CAD file using ZOOM and PAN
  • Students will be able to perform basic edits of the existing drawing elements (objects) by Selecting, Moving, Copying, Rotating, Exploding and Deleting.
  • Students will be able to access the HELP area of a CAD program

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