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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

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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:

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


Perform drawing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 Equipment/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance with OH&S requirements.
2.3 Drawing task is carried out to industry standards and in accordance with enterprise procedures.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications and enterprise procedures.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.


Prepare for Drawing

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OH&S requirements and risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work area are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The extent of drawing task is determined from documentation or reports and from discussion with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved at the work site.
1.6 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 assigned 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 assessment. AUTO CAD software package will be used for advanced 2D CAD techniques and SOLID WOKS software packages will be used for 3D modelling.

Class exercises and lecture materials will be provided in Electronic format. student has to print and bring in to class.

Teaching Schedule

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Session No TopicElement of Competency
 1Introduction to Courses, Assessment, Reference Books, etc. revise 2D functions .(AUTOCAD - SOLID WORKS - SOFTWARE)1-4
 2 Advanced 2D- attributes-create, edit and changing of Properties. (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE) 1-4
 3 Advanced 2D- attributes-create, edit and changing of Properties. (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE) 1-4
 4 UCS –concept, Changing, modifying. Drawing a shaft holder –exercise (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE) 1-4
 5 UCS –concept, Changing, modifying. Drawing a shaft holder –exercise (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE) 1-4
 6 External reference Files and Design centre concept (AUTOCAD -SOFTWARE) 1-4
 7 Introduction to SOLID WORKS Software – Getting started with 2D drawings, modifying and editing. (SOLID WORKS -SOFTWARE)-competency Test -1 1-4
 8 2D Drawing creations and Start to perform solid modelling  1-4
 9 Part modelling -1-Terminologies,extrude,revolve and cut features 1-4
 10Part modelling -2 – Sweeping and loft 1-4
13Advance part modelling -1 –selecting geometries, planes and editing 
 14 Advance part modelling -2 – pipe routing and valves 
15Editing , rendering and patterns 
16Flexible features 
17Ribs and revision 
18Competency Test. (Note:- This is tentative date for exam. It may be changed in line with MSAC exam for the other subject. Changes will be notified)  
NOTE :- This is tentative schedule. While your Teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availablity of resources. Also the last two weeks will be the exam and assessment week. If any changes in schedule specially the competency tests. Date and time will be informed.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Mastering Autocad 2009 by George omura. Solid works Bible by Sham Tickoo



Other Resources

Black Board and Student drive Folder called-"S’- follow the path - "PROC5232 -.... (vettri)"

Overview of Assessment

Various written assignments/tests and practical exercises/projects

Assessment Tasks

This is a competency based subject. In class progressive exercises, Compentency tests 1&2, you will be assessed on the skills you developed througout 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

1. Class exercise -20% Covering 1-14 of underpinning skills and knowledges.

2. Competency Test -1 -30%- Using AUTOCAD software- covering 1 to 10 of Underpinning skills and knowledge.

3. Competency Test -1 -50%- Using Solid Works software- covering 1 to 13 of Underpinning skills and knowledge

Other Information

Tests are conducted under closed book conditions. In order to pass this competency the learner must obtain a 50% of marks in combination of Competency Test 1 &2.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students. Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

1. assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
2. maths and science developmental support and advice
3. English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days fter the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the

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Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails. 
It is essential that students attend most if not all classes. Previous statistical data hasindicated that students who attend more than 80% of their classes have passed this subject.

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