Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: GRAP6341C

Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create and present to a client 3D surface models using advanced computer aided design techniques and computer technologies.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD302A Produce computer-aided drawings


1. Prepare for computer-aided drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify drawing requirements with reference to concept or project information
1.2 Identify hardware, software, tools and equipment required for computer-aided design and drafting projects
1.3 Set up hardware and software according to operating instructions and organisational procedures
1.4 Identify and retrieve digitised information relevant to projects


2. Gather object parameters and/or measurements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish and record critical dimensions and data for required designs
2.2 Identify requirements in relation to accuracy, tolerances and other critical information


3. Prepare plots or drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Access and use CADD functions and features according to operating instructions
3.2 Access and use peripheral equipment required for projects
3.3 Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant colleagues as required


4. Finalise drawings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check designs against project objectives and specifications according to organisational procedures
4.2 Identify and make required adjustments to designs based on review and consultation with relevant colleagues as required
4.3 Store data files according to operating instructions and organisational procedures
4.4 Submit final drawings within agreed time parameters

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

The application of this unit in the workplace sees an individual designer using computer aided design systems to create 3D surface models in response to a brief and presenting the model to the client. This work would usually be carried out independently although guidance would be available if required.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a CAD room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study  to complete assignments outside class time.

In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students 
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation 

Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass Content - To complete for each courseLearning elements

Advanced CAD introduction and principles


2 CAD advanced assembly methods
3 Introduction to multibodies
4 Assessment 1 handed out - reverse engineering

 No Class due to public Holiday

6 Complex lofts and patterns
7Working on assessment 1
8Tech Drawings and Working on assessment 1
9 Assessment 2 handed out
11Assessment 1 due
12Sheet metal tools
13 Working on assessment 2
14Working on assessment 2
15Assessment 2 due
 Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit will be able to realise the outcomes described in the Elements
to the required level detailed in the Performance Criteria.

The ability to create 3D surface models using computeraided design systems in response to a brief using advanced skills and high-end application and which:
• demonstrates a command of advanced skills to create surface models
• demonstrates a command of using high-end technology
• demonstrates a sound knowledge of brief interpretation
• demonstrates problem solving skills
• demonstrates communication and presentation skills
The essential knowledge and skills must be assessed as part of the unit.

The RMIT assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as a student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.


Assessment task                                              Content/requirements                                                 Hand out Date               Due date

1                                                                     Reverse engineer existing product with multibodies           Week 4                          Week 11

2                                                                     Model object from drawings - Scooter                              Week  9                  Week 15

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design

CHD         Competent with high distinction             80 - 100           Highly developed
CDI           Competent with distinction                    70 - 79            Well developed
CC            Competent with credit                           60 - 69            Developed
CAG         Competent achieved - graded               50 - 59              Sound
NYC         Not Yet Competent
DNS         Did not submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.

AssessmentContentDate SetDate DueElement 1Element 2Element 3Element 4
1Reverse engineer existing product with multibodies
Week 4Week 11xxxx
2Model object from drawings - ScooterWeek 9Week 15xxxx

Other Information


You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.


RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Special consideration policy (late submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
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Please note
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.

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