Lesson 3: Template Parameters



In this lesson, students will complete the necessary parameter settings to update an AutoCAD template with text settings and paperspace settings to be used for decimal based projects. Key terms and menus will be discussed and adjusted so students know how to locate them and how to reset them if necessary. The purpose of this lesson is to have the students create a template they can use repeatedly to start any decimal based drawing.

Lesson Time

Sponge Activity
10 Minutes
Parameter Activity
40 Minutes
Wrap Up
5 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Architectural Design
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Engineering Design
    • 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 (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify vocabulary key terms associated with AutoCAD parameters.
  • Students will be able to locate, set and save AutoCAD parameter settings.
  • Students will be able to open, close and save specific AutoCAD files.
  • Students will be able to use re-use an AutoCAD file as a template.
  • Students will be able to successfully set up text to be used on a template.
  • Students will be able to successfully set up paper space in the AutoCAD program.

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