Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Architecture and Arts :: Architecture ( Integrated Master)

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1º curricular year
Semestralidade: 2nd semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutora Carla Carvalho
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutora Carla Carvalho

Class type and School hours

Teórico-prática : 4 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

The aim of the course Introduction to Digital Technologies is to provide the student autonomous capacity to select and use the tools most appropriate to manipulation, modification, creation, representation and presentation of pictures or projects.

Specific Aims/Objectives

Different perspective and organize content for the presentation of a project / work of architecture. Contribute to the use of different software. Allow the use of software computer-aided design (AutoCAD) 2D in its aspects.
Contribute to the implementation of basic multimedia presentations. Explore specific tools necessary to apply digital image processing (Photoshop) and basic multimedia presentations (PowerPoint).

Skills to be acquired

Manipulate and understand the importance of new technologies for the formation of the Architect. Knowing how to use programs (Autocad, Photoshop, and others). Boosting productivity and organization of content. Provide the students with autonomy in solving problems.

Teaching Procedures

Classes supported by the theoretical framework selected bibliography. In practical classes are presented and demonstrated the features and methodologies of different software. Students are accompanied by teachers in the development of practical exercises.


Using Autocad, referencing only the essential elements for representing two-dimensional drawings. 1.Representação 2D 1.1 Introduction to Autocad. 2.1 coordinate systems. 1.3 Design entities - Line, Arc, Circle, Ellipse, among others. 1.4 Issue of entities - Move, Copy, Flip, Cut, Climb. Duplicate objects by "Array". 1.5 Use of "layers", definition of stroke types and thicknesses. 1.6 Creating and editing entity "text". 1.7 Control of plotters and printers. Using Photoshop as a program for handling, processing and imaging. 2. Digital Images 2.1. Digital Photography - The Basics. 2.2. Introduction to Photoshop. 2.3. Practical applications. Using Prezi to create multimedia presentations. 3. multimedia presentation 3.1.Utilização PowerPoint. 3.2. Practical applications.

Evaluation Type

Two practical tests of continuous assessment (weight 40%) and final test (weight 60%).

Teaching Resources

Using the video projector to show students the essential concepts and application examples. Students will solve exercises and to develop practical work to enable them to develop their ability to use computer applications in an autonomous way.


Digital Technologies

Main Bibliography

Author SANTOS, João
Title AutoCAD 2012 & AutoCAD LT 2012 - Curso Completo
Place Lisboa
Editor FCA
Year 2011
Author SANTOS, João
Title AutoCAD 2012 & 2011 - Guia de Consulta Rápida
Place Lisboa
Editor FCA
Year 2011

Complementary Bibliography

Author SOUSA, Sérgio e SOUSA, Maria José
Title Microsoft Office 2007 - Para todos nós
Edition 1.ªed.
Place Lisboa
Editor FCA
Year 2007
Author PERNENCAR,Cláudia e ALCOBIA, Isabel
Title Photoshop CS5 & CS4 – Depressa & Bem