Course Title: Use Advanced 2D and 3D CAD Techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: PROC5232

Course Title: Use Advanced 2D and 3D CAD Techniques

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher:- Vettrivel  Chinnadurai

Contact No:-   +61 3 9925 4665


Program Manager:- Steven Bevan

Contact No:-  +61 3 9925 4137


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


Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to create 2D and 3D wire frame and surface models and their representation on working drawings for engineering applications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP236 Use Advanced 2D and 3D CAD Techniques


Complete and report on drawing task

Performance Criteria:

1  OH&S requirements for completing the work are followed.
2  Work site is made safe in accordance with established safety procedures.
3  Equipment is shut down in accordance to enterprise procedures.
4  Drawing task is documented and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with enterprise procedures.


Perform drawing

Performance Criteria:

1  OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed

2  Equipment/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance with OH&S requirements.

3  Drawing task is carried out to industry standards and in accordance with enterprise procedures.

 4  Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures. 

5  Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.


Prepare for Drawing

Performance Criteria:

1  OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
2  Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work area are followed.
3  Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
4  The extent of drawing task is determined from documentation or reports and from discussion with appropriate personnel.
5  Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
6  Resources and equipment needed for the drawing task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

Learning Outcomes

Prepare for drawing
Perform drawing
Complete and report on drawing task

Details of Learning Activities

You will be asigned to draw mechanical components using Advanced 2D techniques and 3D wire frame, surface modelling and solid modelling. Class works and competency test will be used for assessement. AUTOCAD software package will be used  for the Advanced 2D CAD techniques  and SOLIDWORKS packages will be used for 3D modelling.

Class exercises and lecture materials will be provided. Students will be assigned daily class exercises and expected to complete the tasks during class time.

Teaching Schedule

Session NoWeek StartingTopic
111/02/2011 Introduction to Courses, Assessment, Reference Books, etc. revise 2D functions .(AUTOCAD - SOLID WORKS - SOFTWARE)
2 18/02/2011 Advanced 2D- attributes-create, edit and changing of Properties. (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE)
 3 25/02/2011 Advanced 2D- attributes-create, edit and changing of Properties. (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE)
04/03/2011  UCS –concept, Changing, modifying. Drawing a shaft holder –exercise (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE)
 5 11/03/2011 UCS –concept, Changing, modifying. Drawing a shaft holder –exercise (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE)
 618/03/2011  External reference Files and Design centre concept (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE)
25/03/2011 Introduction to SOLID WORKS Software – Getting started with 2D drawings, modifying and editing. (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE) 
 801/04/2011 2D Drawing creations and Start to perform solid modelling (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
 908/04/2011 Part modelling -1-Terminologies,extrude,revolve and cut features (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
 1015/04/2011 Part modelling -2 – Sweeping and loft (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
  1106/05/2011Advanced part modelling -1 –selecting geometries, planes and editing (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
 1213/05/2011Advanced part modelling -2 – pipe routing and valves   (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
  13 20/05/2011Editing , rendering and patterns (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
  14 27/05/2011 Flexible features (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
  1503/06/2011Ribs and revision (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)
 1610/06/2011 Competency Test. (Note:- This is tentative date for exam. Date & time may be changed so as not to interfere with other exams held centrally at MSAC. Students will be notified of any changes as and when required).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class Notes and Hand outs will be provided


Mastering AutoCAD 2009 by George Omura published byWiley publishing. Available in RMIT library


Solid Works Bible by  Sham tickoo

Other Resources

Lecture material will be available on the student "S" drive under the folder of Mechanical & Manufacturing students\PROC5232 Use Advanced 2D & 3D CAD (VBP236)-Vettri , and "Blackboard" for remote access.

Overview of Assessment

Various written assignments/tests and practical exercises/projects

Assessment Tasks

This is a competency-based course. In Class Progressive exercises, you will be assessed on the skills you developed throughout the course, in particular your ability to understand computer aided drawing systems for the purpose of drawing in 2D and 3D to represent engineering applications.

Competency test will be conducted in the lab under supervision. 

Assessment Matrix

Class Exercises :-  50 Marks.

Competency Test :- 50 Marks.

Other Information

It is essential that students attend most if not all classes. Previous statistical data has indicated that students who attend more than 80% of their classes have passed this subject.

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