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

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Nominal Hours: 50

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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. Class Description Element(s)
1 Intro Introduction to will be covered - review of SW1 1,2,3
2 Multi Bodies Multi bodies - and introduction, pros and cons 1,2
3 In context review  Review in context modeling - Ikea stool 1,2,3,4
4 Configurations Configurations, where when and why 1,2,3
5 Multi Bodies continued Multi bodies - looking at further uses and applications 1,2,4
6 Equations Overview of equations 1,2,3
7 Equations continued Applying equations to models and assemblies - Lego desk 1,2,3,4
8 Assessment 1 handed out Assessment 1 handed out 1,2,3,4
9 Reverse engineering Taking measurements and modeling approaches 2,3,4
10 Working on assessment 1 Working on Assessment 1 1,2,3,4
11 Assessment 2 handed out Assessment 2 handed out 1,2,3,4
12 Assessment 1 Gate Assessment 1 Gate - in-class feedback 1,2,3,4
13 Working on Assessment 1 and 2 Working on Assessments 1,2,3,4
14 Assessment 1 Submission Assessment 2 Gate Assessment 1 submission Assessment 2 Gate 1,2,3,4
15 In class feedback In-class feedback for Assessment 2 - applying changes 1,2,3,4
16 Assessment 2 Submission Assessment 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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