Course code Arhi1020

Credit points 4.50

Construction Graphics

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer

author prof.

Raitis Brencis

Dr. sc. ing.

Replaced course

ArhiB004 [GARHB004] Construction Graphics

Course abstract

In the study course students get acquainted with the design of drawings of building structures and engineering structures, learn drawing and project design standards and regulations, develop a set of drawings in computer equipment, get acquainted with the requirements of building plans, sections, facades and assemblies and drawings. Drawing, design and printing of various architectural elements, construct a 3D model of a building in Revit software.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

•Knowledge of engineering building drawing standards and regulations, project content and design, which will be assessed when passing the test.
• Skills to develop drawings in computer equipment, to prepare drawings of buildings in 3D format, to develop drawings in AitoCAD and 3D model in Revit sofware.
• Competence to prepare building plans, facades, sections, drawings. Preparing printed drawings.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Types of designers' documents. Introduction to the most common drawing programs (1h)
2 Drawing format and finishes, lines, scales. Getting acquainted with the working environment of a computer program (1h))
3 Marking dimensions in drawings. Getting to know and using the main commands (2h)
4 Design stages, drawing sets. Drawing toolbars, work environment configuration. Computer program Revit Structure capabilities and work interface. (4h)
5 Designations in construction drawings. Drawing and working with simple geometric elements. Revit Horizontal attachment of structures and elements. (3h)
6 Structural elements of buildings. Simple text and "multi" text creation and benefits. Revit Vertical connection of structures and elements. (4h)
7 Drawings of building plans Creating drawings on the most common scales. Wall modeling (5h)
8 Sectional drawings of buildings. Configuring the dimension line. Display of dimension lines. Revit Column Modeling. (4h)
9 Outputs and instructions. Work in layers, create new layers. Revit foundation modeling. (3h)
10 Building facade drawings. Creation of blocks, their modification. Revit floor modeling. (3h)
11 Construction site master plans. Creating automatic tables. Revit stair modeling. (3h)
12 Drawings of reinforced concrete structures. Creating a drawing form and possibilities of use. Modeling of Revit slab structures. (4h)
13 Drawings of metal structures. Coloring of elements according to generally accepted standards. Use of Revit window and door gallery. (3h)
14 Drawings of wooden structures. Preparation of drawings for printing (page design), printing of drawings. Revit roof modeling. (3h)
15 Drawings of sanitary systems. Preparation of drawings for printing (page design), printing of drawings. Revit crossection and structural assemblies development (3h).
16 Preparing a set of drawings.

Requirements for awarding credit points

It is necessery to successfully write a test on the study material, present a set of printed drawings and a digitally developed set of drawings and 3D Revit model, receiving a test with a mark.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students must independently develop and design a set of drawings for a residential house with software AutoCAD.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The developed work evaluates the principles of observing the basic rules of drawing in relation to the design of drawings and technical performance, as well as the correctness of the technological application of the solutions depicted in the drawings and the application of AutoCAD basic drawing conditions. Fulfillment of Revit 3D design conditions.

Compulsory reading

Peļiņins A., Spalis G. AutoCAD datorizētā projektēšana. Rīga: Jumava, 2003. 199 lpp.
Погорелов В. AutoCAD 2008. Моделирование и пространство для инженеров и дизайнеров. Питер, 2008.
СоколоваТ. Ю. AutoCAD 2008. Легкий старт. Питер, 2008.
Dukulis I. Pamati darbā ar AutoCAD 2018: mācību e-grāmata. Jelgava, 2018. 178 lpp.

Further reading

Полещук Н. AutoCAD 2008. Новыевозможности. Питер, 2008.
V. Grants, U. Skadiņš, D. Petzāls. Datormācība. Metodiskie materiāli. ESF Projekta ietvaros izstrādātie materiāli. 2006. 23 lpp.


Compulsory Course for the Professional Bachelor’s study programme “Civil Engineering”