Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5768C

Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5177 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Jo Beckerleg

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4211

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of CADD program functions and features to produce drawings. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to operate CADD. This is a tool used widely in the VM industry to provide finished 3D type drawings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS03A Produce computer-aided drawings


Check drawings and save files

Performance Criteria:

Check designs against the project objectives and specifications in accordance with organisational procedures

Identify and make required adjustments to designs based on review and consultation with relevant colleagues

Store data files in accordance with operating instructions and organisational procedures


Determine drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

Review relevant documentation/concept information to determine requirements and processes based on project objectives and parameters

Liaise with relevant colleagues to confirm and clarify requirements


Gather object parameters and/or measurements

Performance Criteria:

Accurately establish and record critical dimensions and data for the required design

Correctly identify the requirements in relation to accuracy, tolerances and other critical information


Prepare plots or drawings

Performance Criteria:

Correctly access and use CADD functions and features in accordance with operating instructions

Correctly access and use peripheral equipment required for the project

Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant colleagues


Select and set up CADD package

Performance Criteria:

Correctly identify required hardware, software, tools and equipment for the specific project

Correctly set up hardware and software in accordance with operating instructions and organisational procedures

Identify and retrieve digitised information relevant to the project

Learning Outcomes

1. Determine drawing requirements
2. Select and set up CADD package

3. Gather object parameters and/or measurements

4. Prepare plots or drawings

5. Check drawings and save files

Details of Learning Activities

On your timetable this competency will be referred to as CADD.

The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to operate CADD. This is a tool used widely in the VM industry to provide finished 3D type drawings. You will be using PC platform

Activities may include:
• Design
• Create 3D objects in a 2D format
• Software applications
• Produce technical drawings
• OH & S issues

Teaching Schedule

• Lab rules
• Logging onto network
• Windows interface
• Intro to CADD
• Drawing lines, print, display settings, limits, snap, grid
1.1 – 5.3
2Start new drawing
• Create a template
• Creating and working with a ‘profile’, file management
• Drawing lines using coordinate systems
• ‘Word’ file with header/footer and table
1.1 – 5.3
3Utilising the tools
• For example: object snaps, zoom, pan, erase, undo, oops
• Rectangle, polyline, pedit, explode, circle, arcs
1.1 – 5.3
4Utilising the tools
• For example: Xline, ray, project lines from plan to elevation, offset, trim, extend, fillet, chamfer

1.1 – 5.3
5Selection methods
• Copy, move, rotate, mirror, scale
1.1 – 5.3
6Selection methods
• Lengthen, stretch, break, mirror, ellipse, polygon, revision clouds
1.1 – 5.3
7Selection methods
• Text, style command, distance, list divide, measure, dimensioning
1.1 – 5.3
82D drawing done in class
(Mid semester assignment)
1.1 – 5.3
9Selection methods
• Layers, changing properties, grips, array
1.1 – 5.3
10Selection methods
• Blocks, wblocks, insert commands

Attributes in blocks, Design Centre

1.1 – 5.3
11Page Setup Manager
• Practical exercises
1.1 – 5.3
View command
• Practical exercises
1.1 – 5.3
Inserting raster images/tracing
• Practical exercises
1.1 – 5.3
Express tools
Exporting files as dxf, etc
• Practical exercises
1.1 – 5.3
• Week one (of two), done in class
(Final semester assignment)
1.1 – 5.3
• Week one (of two), done in class
(Final semester assignment)
1.1 – 5.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

• Developing project brief
• Software application
• Workplace simulations
• Portfolio presentations
• Application of technical skills

Assessment Tasks

• Weekly participation in supervised exercises/class progress/portfolio 40%
• Written test no. 1
• Mid semester assignment
• Written test no. 2
• Final semester assignment

Assessment Matrix

Course grading

HD High Distinction 80-100% competency achieved
DI Distinction 70-79% competency achieved
CR Credit 60-69% competency achieved
PA Pass (higher grading available) 50-59% competency achieved
PX Pass (no higher grading available) competency achieved
NN Fail 0-49% not yet competent
• Assessment is accumulative

• Students must pass all assessment tasks in order to pass this course

• Attendance
The major learning experience involves demonstrations, software application and design. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

• Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse the work on the basis of authentication issues.

• Late submissions
Late submissions may be considered at the teacher’s discretion, provided that:
a. A medical certificate has been produced; or
b. 48 hours notice is given re the inability to meet the nominated deadline; or
c. Special consideration forms have been completed.
Late submissions must be in consultation with the teacher and penalties may occur.
This is aligned with standard visual merchandising industry practice.

• Students may be permitted to resubmit work upon application with course teacher.

• Course guide is subject to change in relation to industry demands and availability.

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