Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 is a continuation from last semester, 3D modelling CAD course using Solidworks. In here, you will further deepen your skill in developing and understanding the process in using CAD to create 3D models in advance solid modelling, advance assembly, documentation, basic equations and many other.

Teaching Schedule

While all course content will be delivered, the order and mode of delivery may change depending on the availability of specialist facilities and equipment. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will need to refer to CANVAS as teaching resources may vary according to teaching schedule and task requirements.

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

Due dates for assessment tasks dependent on access to specialist facilities and equipment may change. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

Assessment Matrix

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