Course Title: Use advanced 2D & 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: MANU7431

Course Title: Use advanced 2D & 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Chris Sanos

Phone: +61 3 9925 8342
Email: chris.sanos@rmit.edu.au 

 

Program Manager

Dr Amita Iyer
Phone: +61 3 9925 8311
Email:  amita.iyer@rmit.edu.au

Appointments by email

 

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to use computer aided drafting (CAD techniques to prepare complex 2D and 3D representations of products or components for engineering applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU22542 Use advanced 2D & 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques

Element:

1. Prepare for drawing

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Occupational Health and Safety/Workplace Health and Safety (OHS/WHS) requirements for a given work area are determined.

1.2  Drawing task including purpose, scope, and presentation requirements are confirmed with appropriate personnel.

1.3  Resources and equipment needed for the drawing task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation.

Element:

2. Perform drawing

Performance Criteria:

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

2.2  Key features of the CAD package are fully exploited to obtain optimum outcomes.

2.3  Decisions and methods for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications.

2.4  Editing function is used to facilitate modification of geometric shapes in completion of a three dimensional view.

 

Element:

3. Save files and complete drawing task

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Hard copy of final drawings are printed and reviewed.

3.2  Drawing files are saved in various formats for retrieval and use in CAD system or other application software.

3.3  Equipment is shut down according to enterprise procedures.

3.4 Drawing task is documented and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with enterprise procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Tutorials
  • Drawings Exercises
  • Exams

Elements and Performance Criteria for VU7413 (MANU7431) Use advanced 2D & 3D computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques

1. Prepare for Drawing

1.1 Occupational Health and Safety/Workplace Health and Safety (OHS/WHS) requirements for a given work area are determined.

1.2 Drawing task including purpose, scope, and presentation requirements are confirmed with appropriate personnel.
1.3 Resources and equipment needed for the drawing task are obtained in accordance with enterprise procedures and checked for correct operation.


2. Perform Drawing

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

2.2 Key features of the CAD package are fully exploited to obtain optimum outcomes

2.3 Decisions and methods for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate personnel, job specifications

2.4 Editing function is used to facilitate modification of geometric shapes in completion of a 3D view

 

3. Save files and complete drawing task

3.1 Hard copy of final drawings are printed and reviewed.

3.2 Drawing files are saved in various formats for retrieval and use in CAD system or other application software.

3.3 Equipment is shut down according to enterprise procedures.

3.4 Drawing task is documented and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with enterprise procedures

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA 1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanor.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency VU22542 in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Weeks                    Topics Delivered                                                                                                                    Elements/Performance Criteria                           
1

Lecture

  • OHS for work area discussed (ungraded quiz) 
  • Introduction to Autodesk Revit software

 - Difference between Autocad 3D, Revit Structure and Architecture

- Class Activity - Lynda.com training video and demonstration

  • Explain model creation, introduction to RMIT project Requirements and Assessment Matrix.

 

Lecture - 

  • Grid lines
  • Property Lines
  • Site Levels
  • Contours
  • Site Features

 

  • Assessment 1: Commence Revit 3D Modelling Assignment

 

 2

 Lecture –

  • Creating Foundations
  • Placing the Building Pad
  • Selecting, Editing and Placing Columns
  • Placing Foundations
  • Selecting, editing and placing walls

 Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  •  Assessment 1: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment
 
 3

 Lecture –

  • Placing Slabs and Floors
  • Placing Ceilings and Lighting
  • Creating and placing stairs

 Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  •  Assessment 1: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment 
 
 4

Lecture –

  • Selecting, editing and placing windows and doors
  • Setting up sheets and annotation

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  • Assessment 1: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment

 
 5

Assessment 1: Unit Test Due

Read through learning guide and use e-books to complete:

  • Assessment 1: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment
1.1,1.2
2.1,2.3

 6

Lecture –

  • Gridlines
  • Property Lines
  • Site Levels
  • Contours
  • Site Features
  • Floor Levels

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

Assessment 2: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment

 
 7

Lecture –

  • Structural Foundation and Floor tools
  • Creating Building pads and their use
  • Selecting, modifying and placing columns
  • Creating floor slabs.

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  • Assessment 2: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment
 
 8-9

Lecture –

  • Reading and understanding floorplans, dimensions and notes
  • Selecting and modifying walls
  • Placing walls
  • Designing a facade
  • Extruding to create the facade

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  • Assessment 2: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment 
 
 10-11

Lecture –

  • Understanding stair components
  • Selecting and modifying stairs
  • Placing stairs with landings
  • Understanding the front entrance
  • Placing landings and ramps
  • Ceiling and lighting placement

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  • Assessment 2: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment
 
 12-13

Lecture –

  • Understanding steelwork and the plantroom roof
  • Selection, modification and placement of steel members

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  • Assessment 2: Revit 3D Modelling
 
 14

Lecture –

  • Selection, modification and placement of doors and windows
  • Placement of the lift and doors
  • Selecting and placing people, trees
  • Creating 3D views, perspectives and renders

Read through learning guide and use e-books to continue:

  • Assessment 2: Revit 3D Modelling Assignment
 
 15

Lecture –

  • Setting up drawing sheets
  • Annotating drawing sheets as working drawings
  • Printing

Read through learning guide and use e-books to complete:Assessment 1:

  • Revit 3D Modelling Assignment

 

Assessment 2: Portfolio Drawing Exercises Due

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.3,2.4,2.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4 
 16

 Exam Revision

 
 17-18

Assessment 3: Competency Test

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6
2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5
3.3,3.4 

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 16 hours outside the class time


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

  • Students can obtain the latest, free educational version of Autocad from the Autodeask website for out of class work.
  • Web links
  • In class videos 

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

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:

Assessment 1: Unit Test

Assessment 2: Portfolio Drawing Exercises

Assessment 3: Competency Test

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaUnit TestPortfolio Drawing ExercisesCompetency Test
1.1x  x  x
1.2x  x  x
1.3   x  x
2.1x  x  x
 2.2    x
 2.3x  x  x
2.4   x  x
3.1   x 
3.2   x 
3.3   x  x
3.4   x  x

 

 


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment 1:  Unit Test (due in Week 5)

Students must answer a series of questions relating to OHS at RMIT and safe computer usage.

Assessment 2:  Portfolio Drawing Exercises (due in Week 15)

Students must draw plans, elevations, sections and details of a concrete and steel building to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to current relevant standards.


Assessment 3:  Competency Test
 (due in Week 17/18)

Students must draw sections and details of a concrete and steel building using 3rd angle projection to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to current relevant standards.

This course will be assessed as Competent or Not Yet Competent. To be deemed competent, student must achieve satisfactory (S) results in all assessments.  

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs VU22542 Elements & Performance Criteria

 VU22542 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.32.1 2.2 2.32.43.13.23.33.4
Unit Testxx x x     
Portfolio Drawing Exercises  x  x  x  x   x  x  x  x  x  x
Competency Test  x  x  x  x  x  x  x    x  x

 

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Unit Test                
Portfolio Drawing Exercises   x  x x     x  x x x x
Competency Test   x  x x     x  x x x 
ALL ASSESSMENTS VU22542   3  2 2     2  2 2 1 1
 0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.     
 1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
 2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
 3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills 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 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

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

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.

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