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There is a dedicated computer lab for the technical courses and studio classes where the students learn how to use AutoCAD, REVIT, Design 2020 and various other programs to complete their projects.

  • AutoCAD

    For TXMI 3330 Computer Aided Residential Design, students are introduced to AutoCAD where they convert what they have learned in hand drafting to the computer. They learn how to generate a set of construction documents for a single story home including:

    • space planning
    • roof/site plans
    • electrical & lighting plans
    • finish plans
    • interior and exterior elevations
    • a wall section

    Then students are introduced to REVIT, 3D modeling software in which they learn how to build models in the computer. They start out with a small lake cabin and create a small set of construction documents and the same for a small commercial project. There is a second semester TXMI 5330 Advanced Computer Aided Design in which they continue to develop their skills in AutoCAD and REVIT with more complex projects such as a tenant improvement space that includes creating a pricing set of construction documents in AutoCAD.

  • 2020 Design Live

    From cabinets to countertop textures, 2020 Design Live software visualizes kitchen and bathroom designs with real products from the largest collection of manufacturer catalogs in the world all constantly expanding and updating for use in real-time applications. It also offers online configurable cabinets, appliances and plumbing that is uniquely available on the 2020 Cloud.


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