Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: GRAP6369C

Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

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: 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 use a range of computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) program functions to produce drawings. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to operate CADD, not on design skills.

It applies to individuals who use computer-aided drawing skills in various contexts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings


1. Prepare for computer-aided drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify drawing requirements in 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 key 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 people


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 people

4.3 Store data files according to operating instructions and organisational procedures

4.4 Submit final drawings within agreed time parameters

Learning Outcomes

In completing this unit, student will learn the knowledge in operating a CAD software to produce a technical drawing as part of communication aid to present to manufacturer and client.

Details of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered through face-to-face classes and by utilising the learning support material and resources here in Canvas. This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) program functions to produce drawings.
The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to operate CADD, not on design skills which are covered in other units in CUV11 Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package.

Teaching Schedule

Week No.ClassDescriptionElement(s)
1IntroIntroduction to will be covered - review of SW11,2,3
2Multi BodiesMulti bodies - and introduction, pros and cons1,2
3In context review Review in context modeling - Ikea stool1,2,3,4
4ConfigurationsConfigurations, where when and why1,2,3
5Multi Bodies continuedMulti bodies - looking at further uses and applications1,2,4
6EquationsOverview of equations1,2,3
7Equations continuedApplying equations to models and assemblies - Lego desk1,2,3,4
8Assessment 1 handed outAssessment 1 handed out1,2,3,4
9Reverse engineeringTaking measurements and modeling approaches2,3,4
10Working on assessment 1Working on Assessment 11,2,3,4
11Assessment 2 handed outAssessment 2 handed out1,2,3,4
12Assessment 1 GateAssessment 1 Gate - in-class feedback1,2,3,4
13Working on Assessment 1 and 2Working on Assessments1,2,3,4
14Assessment 1 Submission Assessment 2 GateAssessment 1 submission Assessment 2 Gate1,2,3,4
15In class feedbackIn-class feedback for Assessment 2 - applying changes1,2,3,4
16Assessment 2 SubmissionAssessment 2 submission - Re-submissions, in-class feedback and consultation 

Lesson plan may be subject to changes throughout the semester 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

- Practical tasks, a major project
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of a design journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

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Assessment Tasks

Assignment task 1 - practical project

Due: Week 14

Assignment task 2 - practical project

Due: Week 16

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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