Course Title: Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: ARCH5211C

Course Title: Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Chris Job chris.job@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers using computer-aided design (CAD) applications to produce models and documentation for interior decoration and design projects to meet client and project brief requirements. It applies to the development of 2-D and 3-D drawings that incorporate all standard practice notations and drawing protocols.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects

Element:

Create 3-D views of the model

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Isometric, two and three point perspective views are created using a range of camera settings and rendering techniques

5.2 Camera or target is repositioned to provide alternate views using a variety of camera techniques

5.3 Effect of natural and artificial lighting are created in 3-D space to achieve photo realistic awareness of the 3-D model and the effect of light on surfaces

5.4 Rending time considerations are examined to achieve specific output

Element:

Determine project requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to designing with CAD applications are verified and complied with

1.2 Project brief is reviewed and confirmed

1.3 Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed

1.4 Design concepts and details of design solution are examined to determine drawing requirements

1.5 Sketches, drawings and materials board are analysed

1.6 Calculations and measurements are confirmed

1.7 Documentation requirements for the design are clarified and confirmed

1.8 Computing equipment and suitable software is selected and prepared for use

1.9 Customised template created for individual workplace

Element:

Edit drawing components

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Editing tools are used to modify drawing elements and text

3.2 Object properties are modified changed or transferred to a different layer

Element:

Plot and print for final presentations

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Perspective views are saved and are appropriate for final media presentation

6.2 Appropriate views are saved to meet requirements of brief

6.3 Page layout is created for plotting and printing

6.4 Page layout is prepared using saved views and documentation

6.5 2-D documentation is plotted with appropriate line weights

6.6 Slide show presentation is prepared using saved views and documentation

Element:

Render surfaces

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Library is used to assign materials to surfaces and objects of the model

4.2 New material creations are explored

4.3 Texture, transparency, luminescence and patterns are edited to achieve desired surface effects using shader settings

4.4 Light fixtures are included in model and parameters adjusted to achieve desired effects

Element:

Save and back up files

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Folders and files are created to store drawing projects

7.2 Drawings are saved and filed to allow easy access according to workplace documentation system

7.3 Appropriate techniques for reducing file size are identified and compared

7.4 Copies of files are backed up

Element:

Use CAD applications to produce 3-D model and documentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Layering strategy for project is designed, created and applied

2.2 Architectural library is developed to acquire relevant design components

2.3 Custom designed library parts are created

2.4 Text, line, font and dimension styles are applied

2.5 Pan, zoom and orbit tools are used to navigate in the 2-D and 3-D windows within the model

2.6 Text and notations are added to the drawing in accordance with drawing protocols

2.7 Dimensions are added to the drawing in accordance with drawing protocols

2.8 3-D detailed suite of rooms, complete with fenestration and doors is produced on appropriate layers

2.9 Advanced features of drawing tools are used to generate 3-D form


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements and this unit.
This unit requires established knowledge & skills from specialised design units in your foundation year of study.
 


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities will include:

  • Self paced online tutorials
  • Use of class computers for project work
  • Internet use for dowloading both images and blocks used in the project
  • Application of Australian Drawing Standards to the project
  • Out of class activities will include:
    • Online exploration
    • Independent project based work
    • Site visit
    • As assessment will involve student group interaction, it is in your interest to
      attend all classes
    • Self Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self directed learning approach, self directed
      learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as
      individuals or with other students, that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace
      research, library assignments. field trips and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentDate DueLearning Elements
 1Brief, measure up exercise Wk 11.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.4, 7.1
 2Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - floor plan Wk 41.1 to 1.8, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 3Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - floor plan.  Ensure you have a drawing list schedule setup for submission next week 1.1 to 1.8, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 4Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - floor plan 1.1 to 1.8, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 5Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - 3D model prep.  Drawing set due next week 1.1 to 1.7, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 6 Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - 3D model prep Wk 71.1 to 1.7, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 7Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - 3D model prep 1.1 to 1.7, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 8Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - 3D model prep 1.1 to 1.7, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4 
 9Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - 3D model prep.  Drawing set due next week Wk101.1 to 1.7, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 7.4
 10Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - 3D model prep 1.1 to 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 to 4.4, 5.1 to 5.4, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1 to 7.4
 11Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - contract documentation 1.1 to 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 to 4.4, 5.1 to 5.4, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1 to 7.4
 12Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - contract documentation.  Drawing set due next week Wk131.1 to 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 to 4.4, 5.1 to 5.4, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1 to 7.4
 13Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - contract documentation.  Check plot due next week 1.1 to 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.1 to 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 4.2 to 4.4, 5.1 to 5.4, 6.1 to 6.5, 7.1 to 7.4
 14Revit project work based on homework exercises and delivery requirements for "Studio Prac 2" class - presentation piece.  Final docs due in week 16 Wk141.2, 1.3, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 3.1, 4.1 to 4.4, 5.2 to 5.4, 6.1 to 6.4, 7.1 to 7.4
 15Submission  
 16Feedback / re-submission where required Wk16 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Revit videos tutorials located in weekly notes folder in blackboard in the relevant folder

Australian Standards, AS1100.101-1992. Technical Drawing Part 101: “General Principles”
http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp (in the search box type AS1100.101)

Australian Standards, AS1100.301-2008. Technical Drawing Part 301: “Architectural drawing”
http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp (in the search box type AS1100.301)


References


Other Resources

  • Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your
    self directed work (preferably a PC rather than Mac - as there is currently no Mac platform
    for this software).  You can however use "bootcamp" or "parrallels" to run the PC version
  • Software - "Revit Architecture 2017" and "AutoCAD 2017" software is available for access
    via RMIT for all students enrolled in the program. Authorisation for the software can also
    be sought via AutoDesk. Details will be given in class
  • Authorisation - You can then receive an authorisation for the use of the software for 36
    months at a time direct from AutoDesk (details will be supplied in first week)
  • Self paced online tutorial - If you find you are struggling with Revit, as an RMIT student
    you will have access to the Lynda.com website tutorials. This can only be done for free via
    the link below:
    http://cat.lib.rmit.edu.au/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=903707
  • Building 28, level 3 -  24 hour, 7 day a week access is available in all enrolled RMIT
    students in this open access lab. Booking may be required (and will ensure you have
    a PC for you) - due to renovations, this may have relocated to another building
  • Building 94, level 5, room 13 will be available most nights after 6pm till midnight (refer to to
    timetable located on door of room). Note, an "access" form will need to be filled in and
    approved prior to use of this room.
  • During the course, video files will be uploaded into the relevant blackboard (or Canvas) folder for
    assistance

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design students.
The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/librarians/dsc


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based.


Assessment Tasks

Use CAD for design projects is a clustered unit. This will allow us to assess your project work
against several competencies.
This course is clustered with "Design for small-ed interiors (Studio prac 2)".

Project task:

Task 1:
The first task will involve the measureup of the façade of an existing building.  This will
include clearly labelled freehand sketches accompanied by photographs of the building
 

Task 2:
Based on the measurements taken, dimensions given by your peers as well as
those by your teacher, you will be required to draw the floorplan of the existing
conditions of the selected building (refer studio prac 2).  The level of detail will
be discussed and agreed by the group in consultation

Task 3:
Following on from the floorplan already drawn, you will be required to create demolition, proposed
drawings, along with internal elevations, sections, details, perspectives and renderings of the design
spaces.  At the end of the semester you will submit a set of working drawings and renderings
of this building complete with lighting and materials of a selected space.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
For assessment matrix, refer to the "Blackboard" (or "Canvas") link located in MyRMIT". This file is
the "assessment" folder in the relevant course folder

All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed
competent overall

CHD  - Competent with High Distinction
CDI    - Competent with Distinction
CC     - Competent with Credit
CAG  - Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC   - Not Yet Competent
DNS   - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Other Information

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It
is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning
activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration

Work not seen in progress:
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the
student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of
authentication issues.

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