Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: GRAP5300C

Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and 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

Dusko Lapcevic - Lecturer - dusko.lapcevic@rmit.edu.au

Robin Blood - Lecturer - robin.blood@rmit.edu.au

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 supports the outcome of  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 assessment quizzes done during class
  • In class "AutoCAD command" self tutorial exercises / videos
  • In class drawing activities
  • Student group activites
  • 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 research
  • 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

For weekly outline of teaching schedule & course outline, please refer to the "Blackboard" link located in myRMIT in the relevant folder.

Please note:
While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

2012 2D CAD exercises – found in “blackboard” in the “weekly notes" folder in this course

2011 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 2012" 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:
  • http://cat.lib.rmit.edu.au/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=903707
  • 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, WMV 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.


Assessment Tasks

Task 1:
Whilst learning the basics of drawing in AutoCAD 2012, you will create a very basic floor plan of a building. This will include all appropriate drawing standards. 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. Timely submission of this task to a competent level with make up 5% of course assessment.
Task 2:
You will design and document a decorative screen that can be used in an open plan apartment. Extent of the drawing is outlined in a brief that is available in blackboard. This is an assessable task (as either competent or not yet competent). The drawing is to be amended if below standard until competency is attained. Timely submission of this task to a competent level with make up 5% of course assessment.
Task 3:
In further development of AutoCAD commands and use, you will create a more detailed plan of a specific area in your building, as well as at least one elevation. Extent of the drawing is outlined in a brief that is available in blackboard. This is an assessable task (as either competent or not yet competent). The drawing is to be amended if below standard until competency is attained. Timely submission of this task to a competent level with make up 5% of course assessment.
Task 4:
In further development of AutoCAD commands and use, you will create a 3D drawing (probably an isometric, however a different drawing may be decided). Extent of the drawing is outlined in a brief that is available in blackboard. This is an assessable task (as either competent or not yet competent). The drawing is to be ammended if below standard until competency is attained.Timely submission of this task to a competent level with make up 5% of course assessment.
Task 5:
The final task will be an extension of task 1, 2, 3 and 4 - with increased documentation. This will make up 80% of the graded assessment for the course.
 


Assessment Matrix

For assessment matrix, refer to the "Blackboard" link located in myRMIT". This file is the "assessment" folder in the relevant course folder

 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 students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.

www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online
 

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism

www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students

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 to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
 

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