What are the benefits of using computer aided design?

In this lesson, we will be introduced to computer-aided design (CAD) and the software to use. You will also learn about the benefits CAD brings to the design process. Please note this lesson will require some additional equipment, beyond a pen, pencil or paper, to fully participate. Please see the equipment slide near the start of the lesson video and make sure your child is adequately supervised if equipment is required.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What was the minimum number of design ideas you should have created?

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Q2.True or false, in computing, the letters PC stand for Personal Computer?

2/4

Q3.The word aesthetics means what?

3/4

Q4.True or false, an architect is someone who designs buildings and structures?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What was the minimum number of design ideas you should have created?

1/4

Q2.True or false, in computing, the letters PC stand for Personal Computer?

2/4

Q3.The word aesthetics means what?

3/4

Q4.True or false, an architect is someone who designs buildings and structures?

4/4

Video

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Worksheet

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Quiz:

What are the benefits of using computer aided design?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.True or false, a benefit to using CAD software is that you can higher quality designs?

1/4

Q2.True or false, CAD software is only used to create 3D designs?

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Q3.Which one of the following is a drawback to using CAD software?

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Q4.True or false, on Tinkercad, by using the scroll wheel on your mouse, you can zoom in and out of the design?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What are the benefits of using computer aided design?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.True or false, a benefit to using CAD software is that you can higher quality designs?

1/4

Q2.True or false, CAD software is only used to create 3D designs?

2/4

Q3.Which one of the following is a drawback to using CAD software?

3/4

Q4.True or false, on Tinkercad, by using the scroll wheel on your mouse, you can zoom in and out of the design?

4/4

Lesson summary: What are the benefits of using computer aided design?

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