Lesson 3: Drawing with 2D Elements



The students will learn how to draw using many of the common 2D tools in CAD.

Students will produce a CAD drawing and print this out for a grade and keep it for their own use in memorizing these following terms: Line, Polyline, Circle, Arc, Rectangle, Polygon, Ellipse, Spline, Helix, Donut, Construction Line and Ray. Students will learn the various techniques to invoke these tools or commands using the mouse or keyboard in the CAD program of their choice.

Lesson Time

3 Class Periods

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The students will be able to draw each of the following 2D elements in a CAD program: Line, polyline, circle, arc, rectangle, polygon, ellipse, spline, helix, donut, construction line and ray.
  • The students will be able to label each of these elements or objects with a text label
  • The students will be able to print a sheet showing each of the elements listed above.

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