Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GRAP5300C

Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4251 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers:

Tali Davies - taliesin.davies@rmit.edu.au
Dusko Lapcevic - dusko.lapcevic@rmit.edu.au TBA

Nominal Hours: 50

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

This unit has linkages to a wide range of other units in various Training Packages and combined assessment and/or training with those units would be appropriate.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of CADD program functions and features to produce drawings. People working in many industries require the skills and knowledge in this unit, and the unit is written to allow for contextualisation to a particular industry context. Within the cultural industries this unit is relevant for people working across multiple sectors. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to operate CADD, and design skills are found in other units within the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS03B Produce computer-aided drawings

Element:

1.  Determine drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1   Review relevant documentation/concept information to determine requirements
         and processes based on project objectives and parameters
1.2   Liaise with relevant colleagues to confirm and clarify requirements

Element:

2.  Select and set up CADD package

Performance Criteria:

2.1   Correctly identify required hardware, software, tools and equipment for the
         specific project.
2.2   Correctly set up hardware and software in accordance with operating 
         instructions and organisational procedures.
2.3    Identify and retrieve digitised information relevant to the project

Element:

3.  Gather object parameters and/or measurements

Performance Criteria:

3.1   Accurately establish and record critical dimensions and data for the
         required design.
3.2  Correctly identify the requirements in relation to accuracy, tolerances
        and other critical information

Element:

4.  Prepare plots or drawings

Performance Criteria:

4.1   Correctly access and use CADD functions and features in accordance
         with operating instructions.
4.2   Correctly access and use peripheral equipment required for the project.
4.3   Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant
         colleagues

Element:

5.  Check drawings and save files

Performance Criteria:

5.1   Check designs against the project objectives and specifications in
         accordance with organisational procedures.
5.2   Identify and make required adjustments to designs based on review
         and consultation with relevant colleagues.
5.3   Store data files in accordance with operating instructions and organisational 
         procedures


Learning Outcomes


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of CADD program functions and features to produce drawings


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities will include:

  • Use of class computers for the preparation of working drawings
  • Internet use for dowloading both images and blocks used in the project
  • On-line CAD drawing tutorials
  • On-line quizzes done
  • In class drawing activities / project work
  • In class self assessment
  • A number of new 2D drawings will be completed in the semester in a standard that would be expected in industry

Out of class activities will include:

  • Online video tutorials and quizzes
  • Sourcing of images
  • Independent project based work

As assessment will involve student group interaction, it is in your interest to attend all classes.

Self Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self directed learning approach, self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students, that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field trips and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentDue DateLearning Elements
14Introduction to AutoCAD  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 5.3
15Basic AutoCAD commands and working on Task 1 Week 1
Sem 2
 1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 5.3
16Basic AutoCAD commands and working on Task 1  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
17Classes concluded for semester 1 - self directed learning  
18Classes concluded for semester 1 - self directed learning  
30th JuneMid year break  
7th JulyMid year break  
1Task 1 due - group activity in class to self assess & correct  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
2Task 2 introduction plus further AutoCAD commands  Week 5
  Sem 2
 1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 5.3
3Further AutoCAD commands and working on Task 2  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
4Further AutoCAD commands and working on Task 2  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
5Task 2 due - group activity in class to self assess & correct  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
6Task 3 introduction plus further AutoCAD commands Week 10
Sem 2
 1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
7Further AutoCAD commands and working on Task 3  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
8Further AutoCAD commands and working on Task 4  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
9Further AutoCAD commands and working on Task 4  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3
10Final submission of Task 4 by end of class  1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
2.2, 2.3, 3.1,
3.2, 4.1, 4.2,
4.3, 5.1, 5.2,
5.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

2014 2D CAD exercises – found in “blackboard” in the “weekly notes" folder in this course (to be confirmed)

2014 tutorial videos located in the weekly notes folder in blackboard in the relevant subject folder


References

Australian Standards, AS1100.101-1992. Technical Drawing Part 101: “General Principles”
http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp (in the search box type AS1100.101)

Australian Standards, AS1100.301-2008. Technical Drawing Part 301: “Architectural drawing”
http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp (in the search box type AS1100.301)


Other Resources

  • Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self directed work
  • Software - "AutoCAD 2014" software is available for access via RMIT for all students enrolled in the program. Authorisation for the software can also be sought via AutoDesk. Details will be given in class
  • Authorisation - You can then receive an authorisation for the use of the software for 36 months at a time direct from AutoDesk (details will be supplied in first week)
  • Self paced online tutorial - If you find you are struggling with Revit, as an RMIT student you will have access to the Lynda.com website tutorials. This can only be done for free via the link below:
  • Lynda.com 
  • Building 8, level 7 - 24 hour, 7 day a week access is available to the "open labs" in building 8 if you require the use of a computer. Booking may be required (and will ensure you have a PC for you)
  • Building 94, level 5, room 13 will be available most nights after 6pm till midnight (refer to to timetable located on door of room). Note, an "access" form will need to be filled in and approved prior to use of this room.
  • During the course, video files will be uploaded into the relevant blackboard folder for assistance


Overview of Assessment

The following evidence is critical to the judgement of competence in this unit:
• ability to use the standard features and functions of a CADD program to produce drawings
• knowledge of CADD capabilities and uses in relation to the specific industry context.

The assessment context must provide for:
• practical demonstration of skills using an industry-current CADD program to develop drawings for a specific workplace purpose.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1:
Whilst learning the basics of drawing in AutoCAD 2014, you will create a very basic floor plan of a building. This will include all appropriate
drawing standards.  The extent of the drawing is outlined in a brief that is available in blackboard. This is an assessible task (as either
competent or not yet competent).   The drawing is to be ammended if below standard until competency is attained.

Task 2:
In further development of AutoCAD commands and use, you will create another floor plan with more detail.  This will included commands
used to finish off a drawing for printing.  The extent of the drawing is outlined in a brief that is available in blackboard. This also is an
assessable task (as either competent or not yet competent).  The drawing is to be amended if below standard until competency is attained.

Task 3:
In further development of AutoCAD commands and use, you will detail up a kitchen in the drawing created in task 1.  This will include more detail
than previous drawings and will consitute your accessible final grade.


Assessment Matrix

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).

 All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall

 

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for Assessment

 
  
  
  
  
 
 

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
 

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