Course Title: Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MIET7057C

Course Title: Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Zouev
Tel. +61 3 9925 4935
Email: george.zouev@rmit.edu.au

Alan Wazir
Tel. +61 3 9925 4153
Email: alan.wazir@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply functions of computer-aided design (CAD) software programs that are typically used in the production of detail drawings.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

Element:

1. Confirm drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm purpose, scope, and information and
presentation requirements for drawing
1.2 Review available information relevant to project and
work requirements, and identify and address further
information needs
1.3 Identify computing equipment and software used in the
organisation
1.4 Identify work flow and procedures for work supervision
1.5 Examine requirements for presentation of drawings

Element:

2. Identify key features of CAD software

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Describe types of CAD software used for detail drafting,
their key features and suitability for producing specific
drawing outcomes
2.2 Describe types of CAD software used for design
drafting, their key features and suitability for producing
specific drawing outcomes
2.3 Identify differences in CAD process to generate 2-D
drawings and 3-D models, and reasons for each
presentation
2.4 Identify differences in CAD process to generate single
and multiple view drawings, and reasons for each
presentation
2.5 Identify CAD software used in the organisation and
confirm compatibility with other software programs and
peripheral equipment
2.6 Identify software features for linked specifications,catalogues or materials ordering

Element:

3. Access software and set up for drawing work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Open software and navigate organisational filing and
library system
3.2 Identify organisational and software templates and
determine uses
3.3 Identify organisational symbols, codes and standards to
be applied in drafting work and how these are accessed
and applied
3.4 Apply workplace procedures to retrieve and manipulate
required information and navigate computing technology
3.5 Set up working environment

Element:

4. Produce basic drawing elements

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use CAD functions to produce basic drawing elements
4.2 Use editing and transfer tools and methods to modify
drawing elements
4.3 Apply dimensions, text and symbols to drawing
elements
4.4 Import and export files into/out of working space
4.5 Generate different views and perspectives
4.6 Organise presentation of work

Element:

5. Complete CAD operations

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Save and file drawing elements according to
organisational procedures
5.2 Print drawing elements and evaluate presentation
5.3 Evaluate work and identify areas for improvement
5.4 Close applications, perform CAD housekeeping and
maintain organisational filing system


Learning Outcomes


Not Applicable


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities
Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of CAD system operation encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards:

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the CAD system operation
Technical standards, regulations and codes applicable to CAD system operation

Assignments related to design/ selection/ calculations and application of Australian standards.
Assignment tasks involve applications of standards, codes and requirements applicable to CAD system operation , and shall be as close as practicable to real work situations and include real work decisions by the learner.

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain

Professional Atributes How addresses professional Engineering Australia attributes How assessment addresses professional
Attributes
Effective Communication Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and
laboratory reports
Creative Planning & organising activities Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment
will test these skills
Professional Attitudes Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance


Teaching Schedule

 

SessionLearning ActivityElementsAssessment Task
1-2Introduction to AutoCAD

Drawing Commands

1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
3

Modify Commands

Assist Commands

1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
3-4Layers, Colours, Linetypes & Lineweights Commands
Text Commands
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
5Entity Grips Command
Inquiry Command
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
6Use AutoCAD Draw, Modify and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
7Use AutoCAD Draw, Modify and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
8Use AutoCAD Draw, Modify and Assist Commands to draw simple geometric shapes1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
9Block, Wblock & Insert Commands
Create Library Parts
Use block, Wblock and Insert commands to create library parts
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
10  Block, Wblock & Insert Commands
Create Library Parts
Use block, Wblock and Insert commands to create library parts
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
11Orthogonal Projection
Use AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings
- Plot Orthogonal Drawings (including dimensions)
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
12Layouts (Paper Space) /Model Space
Printing/Plotting
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
13Layouts (Paper Space) /Model Space
Printing/Plotting
1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
14

Drawing Template
Create a Template File

Submit Drawing Portfolio

1-5Complete set exercises from AutoCAD Basic Skills Workbook
15Competency Test1-5Competency Test (Open Book)
16Re-Testing (if required)1-5Re-Testing (if required)
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AutoCAD Basic Skills 2010, Savangouder/Black/Ramaekers, Swinburne Press, available for purchase from RMIT bookshop
Engineering Drawing, W. Boundy, McGraw-Hill, available for purchase from RMIT bookshop


References


Other Resources

Lecture notes, online resources

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Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to use CAD software to produce graphics commonly used in drafting work.

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course.To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task
detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.
 


Assessment Tasks

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course.To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task
detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to use computer aided drafting systems
to produce basic engineering drawings. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until
all prerequisites have been satisfied.

You are required to complete the following two assessment tasks:

1. Drawings Portfolio - Week 14
3. Test - Week 15

Assessment 1 – Drawing Portfolio

This assessment will focus on your ability to used AutoCAD to produce technical engineering drawings according to AS1100. This will involve:

• Function of engineering drawings and standards
• Drawing preparation and layout
• Third angle projection of orthogonal drawings
• Referencing relevant specifications and standards in the interpretation and preparation of drawings
• Drawing sectional views, dimensioning, tolerance conventions and practices
• Isometric projections
• Assembly and detail drawings
• Material requirements
• Engineering and workshop terms

Plotting and printing

This drawing portfolio will have a weighting of 40% of the final overall assessment mark.

Assessment 2 – Drawing Test (open book)

From an isometric dimensioned drawing, you will produce a fully dimensioned and specified 3rd angle projection technical drawing using the tool as part of AutoCAD and in accordance to the principles set out in AS1100. You will be required to produce a top, side and front elevation views as well as a sectioned view.

This practical exercise will have a weighting of 60% of the final overall assessment mark.

Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
 

Assessment requirements also include:

- attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises ,
- satisfactory completion of class assignment work
- timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

This course is graded using the following course grades:

CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules
and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.


NYC - Not Yet Competent . -Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.


DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment

Students should be informed with the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Tasks            

Drawing portfolio               Elements 1 to 5
Competency Test              Elements 1 to 5

Other Information

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:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

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.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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 Manager.
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
after the official due date.

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


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration


PLAGIARISM:
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism


Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
Engineering Australia has accredited this course.

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