Course Title: Produce 2D product design drawings using software applications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: COSC6220

Course Title: Produce 2D product design drawings using software applications

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5382 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4683

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 85

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

No Pre-requisites needed for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to produce two-dimensional (2-D) product design drawings using software applications. It requires the ability to set up the drawing template file to create and edit drawings, output drawing and use saving, backing up and importing file functions. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU22260 Produce 2D product design drawings using software applications


1 Produce a drawing template file

Performance Criteria:


Determine drawing requirements based on job requirements


Set up the drawing environment


Create a suitable drawing management strategy


Build a product design library


Create appropriate text and dimension styles


Set up title blocks


2 Create product design drawings

Performance Criteria:


Import data from other software applications to commence drawings, as required


Add text, as required, according to standard operating procedures, Australian Standards and drawing protocols


Apply appropriate scale according to Australian Standards and drawing protocols


Import symbols to represent product features


Apply essential status toggles


Check and validate drawing against job requirements, standard operating procedures, Australian Standards and drawing protocols


Use editing commands to modify drawing elements and existing text


Follow relevant occupational health and safety procedures for drawing activities


3 Output drawings

Performance Criteria:


Set page layout for the drawing file to suit output requirements


Set parameters for the output


Output drawings to the appropriate required format


4 Manage files

Performance Criteria:


Create suitable file directories for the drawing project


Save and back up drawing files to the specified drives or directories


Retrieve, rename and edit saved files as required

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.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers preparing the CAD/Digital environment, creating 2D drawings both technical and non-technical, and producing output including bills of materials.  The course is delivered in two parts:  AutoCAD for technical drawings and Adobe suite for non-technical/presentation drawings.

This course will be delivered through face-to-face classes and learning support material and resources available through the RMIT Learning Management System (LMS).

Teaching Schedule


Adobe Suite schedule:

Week 1 Introduction to course schedules

Week 2 Photoshop introduction

Week 3 Selections and Masks

Week 4 Pen tool introduction

Week 5 Complex selections

Week 6 Rendering sketches

Week 7 Additional masks

Week 8 Photo editing

Week 9 Illustrator introduction Photoshop Assessment Handed out

Week 10 Public Holiday - No Class Break

Week 11 Linework and technical images

Week 12 Additions Illustrator and Photoshop skills

Week 13 Working on Assessment

Week 14 Assessment submission Photoshop Assessment Gate

Week 15 Feedback and review

Week 16 Resubmission Photoshop Assessment Resubmisson


AutoCAD Schedule:

WeekSession ContentsProjectsProject Planner
1Introduction to RMIT IT systemsSet up folders     
 Course overviewIn class activities     
 Using computers safely      
 AutoCAD Environment      
 Navigating around your drawing      
 Selection methods      
 Drawing accurately       
2Drawing accurately continuedIn class activities     
 Object SnapsCreate a drawing template     
 Creating a drawing template      
 Text standards/conventions      
3Rectang/Polyline commandsIn class activitiesTitle Sheet/Block Learning Task    
 Explode/Pedit/Join/Offset/Trim/Extend commandsWork on Title Sheet/Block task    
 Page layout & standards/conventions     
 Start Title Sheet/Block task     
4Text and standards/conventionsContinue on Title Sheet/BlockTask 1: Orthogonal Drawing of Bracket   
 Third Angle Orthogonal ProjectionIn class activities   
 Construction lines (Xlines)Task 1: Ortho Dwg of Bracket   
 Brief Assessment Task 1: Orthogonal Dwg of Bracket    
5Layer theoryTitle Sheet/Block completed & submitted   
 Work on Task 1: Ortho Dwg of BracketIn class activities   
 Layout overviewContinue on Task 1: Ortho Dwg of Bracket   
6Annotating a drawingIn class activities    
 Annotation scaleContinue on Task 1: Ortho Dwg of Bracket     
 Text review     
 Check and validation of Task 1 drawing     
7Brief Task 2: Orthogonal drawing of Chair Task 1: Ortho Dwg of Bracket submission Task 2: Orthogonal Drawing of Chair  
 Circle commandTask 2: Ortho Dwg of Chair    
 Fillet and Chamfer commands    
8GroupsIn class activities    
 Editing objects with GripsContinue on Task 2: Ortho Dwg of chair     
 Layouts review     
 Annotation scale and annotating a drawing review     
9Continue work on Task 2In class activities  Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses 
 Check and validation of Task 1 drawingContinue on Task 2: Ortho Dwg of chair    
 Introduction to flat pack designResearch for Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses   
 Brief Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses    
 Research, concept design/ideation sketches    
10SplineContinue on Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses   
 ArcIn class activities   
 EllipseTask 2: Ortho Dwg of Chair submission   
 Task 3 Concept refinement: Refine shapes & sizes    
 Further documenting of ideas    
11BlocksContinue on Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses    
 HatchingIn class activities    
12Design CenterContinue on Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses    
 Creating a BOMIn class activities    
13Work on Task 3: 2D Flat Pack GlassesContinue on Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses    
14Work on Task 3: 2D Flat Pack GlassesTask 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses submission   Task 4: 3D Glasses
 Check and validation of Task 3 drawingTask 4: 3D Glasses   
 Brief Task 4: 3D Glasses    
15Introduction to 3DContinue on Task 4: 3D Glasses    
 Creating orthogonal projections from 3D models     
 Drawing views layout     
 Creating an Isometric and Exploded view     
 Work on Task 4: 3D Glasses     
16Submission of Task 4: 3D GlassesTask 4: 3D Glasses submission    
 Submission of  weekly activity setWeekly activity set submission    




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include the production of technical drawings using CAD software. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.

Assessment Tasks

AutoCAD Assessment Task 1: Orthogonal drawing of bracket

AutoCAD Assessment Task 2: Orthogonal drawing of chair

AutoCAD Assessment Task 3: 2D Flat Pack Glasses

AutoCAD Assessment Task 4: 3D Glasses

Adobe Assessment Task 5: Render images and create presentation page

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Teaching schedule may vary according to students and task requirements. 

Information is correct at time of publishing.

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