Course Title: Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: MIET7056C

Course Title: Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

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

Teacher: Fifi Zhao
Phone: +61 3 9925 4480
Email: fifi.zhao@rmit.edu.au

Dr. Amita Iyer
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Science (SVEHS)
Program Manager
Tel: (03) 9925 8311
Fax: (03) 9925 4189
Email: amita.iyer@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

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

Course Description

This unit of competency covers using a computer-aided design (CAD) program to produce and plot basic 3-D view drawings.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

Element:

1. Confirm drawing requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm purpose, scope and information and presentation requirements for drawing

1.2 Identify, interpret and analyse 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 and confirm communication requirements through project

1.5 Examine requirements for presentation of drawings

Element:

2. Create and display 3-D views

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Set up a 3-D environment on the screen to allow multiple viewing

2.2 Create 3-D views on the screen by manipulation of drawing planes and insertion of 3-D geometric shapes

2.3 Draw on any plane of the 3-D view

2.4 Use editing functions to modify 3-D geometric shapes in creating 3-D views 

2.5 Produce wire line, surface and solid face displays in isometric, perspective and orthographic projections

Element:

3. Detail 3-D model

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Extract the mass and surface area of a given solid model made from a nominated material 

3.2 Apply basic rendering techniques to render solid model to a specified set of criteria

Element:

4. Save completed drawing file in various formats

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Save file in an appropriate format to enable retrieval and use in a CAD system 

4.2 Save file in other formats to enable retrieval in other software applications


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

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

• Tutorials
• Workbook Activities
• Competency Tests

Elements and Performance Criteria for MEM30033A (MIET7056C) Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
 
1     Confirm drawing requirements

1.1 Confirm purpose, scope and information and presentation requirements for drawing

1.2 Identify, interpret and analyse 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 and confirm communication requirements through project

1.5 Examine requirements for presentation of drawings

 

2     Create and display 3-D views

2.1 Set up a 3-D environment on the screen to allow multiple viewing

2.2 Create 3-D views on the screen by manipulation of drawing planes and insertion of 3-D geometric shapes

2.3 Draw on any plane of the 3-D view

2.4 Use editing functions to modify 3-D geometric shapes in creating 3-D views

2.5 Produce wire line, surface and solid face displays in isometric, perspective and orthographic projections

 

3     Detail 3-D model           

3.1 Extract the mass and surface area of a given solid model made from a nominated material

3.2 Apply basic rendering techniques to render solid model to a specified set of criteria

 

4     Save completed drawing file in various format.

4.1 Save file in an appropriate format to enable retrieval and use in a CAD system

4.2 Save file in other formats to enable retrieval in other software applications


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

EA1.1. 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 demeanour.
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 competencies of MEM30033A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the competencies of (MEM30033A) is detailed below:

Week    

Topics Delivered                                                                                                             Elements/Performance criteria
1 Lecture –

 

  • Introduction to the subject and AutoCAD
  • Opening AutoCAD 3D
  • How to create an AutoCAD folder in Windows Explorer – “H” drive and an AutoCAD file
  • Becoming familiar with the AutoCAD 3D environment
  • Identify key features of CAD software

              *Practice Exercises

  • How to save and backup your files and exit Autocad correctly.
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.4
2

Lecture –

  • Revisit basic commands
  • Extra commands
  • Blocks & Insert
  • Dimensions
  • Engineering scales
  • Drawing layout
  • Linetypes and styles

               *Practice Exercises

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4

3 

Lecture –

  • Set up layers
  • W-Blocks
  • Drawing Organisation
  • Discuss sectional drawings, their purpose and methodology
  •   Demonstrate via worked examples how to cut sections through various objects, both tangible and drawn
  •   Demonstrate correct drawing conventions when completing sections 
              *Practice Exercises
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
4

Lecture –

  • Discuss and demonstrate further commands
  • Cutting sections using Sectional Tools on 3d Autocad

              *Practice Exercises
1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
5 

Lecture –

  • Using Shadowing and shading, visual styles and the sun to create 3D realistic models

                     *Practice Exercises

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
6-7 

Lecture –

  • Examine extended commands cont.

                     *Manifold Assembly

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
8-9

Lecture –

  • Discuss the steel beam, column connections, bolts, welding, cleat and structure

                    *Beam and Column

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
10-11

Lecture –

  • Discuss the components of the bridge, how it is constructed, how it should be approached in Autocad 3D

                    *Bridge Drawing

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
12-16

Lecture –

  • Discuss the components of the portal frame, how it structurally fits together and best approach to drawing it

                    *Portal Frame

1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
17-18 Competency Test1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5
3.1,3.2,3.3,3
4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4


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 32 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

1. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required
2. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2015
3. AS 1100.101—1992 Australian Standard Technical drawing

Students are not required to purchase these references, they are available online via the RMIT Library.


Other Resources

  • Students can obtain the latest, free educational version of Autocad from the Autodesk 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: Drawing Exercises X 4

Assessment 2:  Competency Test

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1: 

Drawing Exercise X 4

 

 

  Assessment  2:  Competency Test

  

1.1

 x

  

1.2

 x

  

1.3

 x

 x

  

1.4

 x

 x

  

1.5

 x

 x

  

2.1

 x

 x

  

2.2

 x

 x

  

2.3

 x

 x

  

2.4

 x

x

  

2.5

 x

 x

  

3.1

 x

 x

  

3.2

 x

 x

  

4.1

 x

 x

  

4.2

 x

  


Assessment Tasks

All assessment tasks are drawing based assessments to be completed on the CAD program taught in class. Each assessment gradually steps up in degrees of difficulty as the student develops and gains greater experience with the program and Engineering concepts. Below is a Marking Guideline to assist students understand the grading system and what it takes to achieve a higher grade and improve their performance. A Marking guideline matrix appears in the learning guide for this course.

Students must achieve a result of 50% or greater for the competency tests and assignments combined. If a student fails to submit an assessment they may only pass the course if the elements of competency of that assessment have been passed in another submission.  If a re-submission is granted by a teacher, or an alternative assessment offered and a pass grade achieved, then students will not be eligible for a grade higher than 50% regardless of the standard of work. Students may achieve a higher grade if they have been formally granted special consideration by the RMIT Special Consideration Department.

Assessment 1: Drawing Exercises (Weeks 7,9,11,16)

Students must draw Engineering objects using 3D software to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.

Assessment 2: Competency Test (Weeks 17-18)

Students must draw Engineering objects using 3D software to specifications stipulated in the learning guide and to AS1100.

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
7CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEM30033A Elements & Performance Criteria

 MEM30033A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.53.13.24.14.2
Drawing Exercises x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Competency Test x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Drawing Exercises   x  x x     x  x x x x
Competency Tests   x  x x     x  x x x 
ALL ASSESSMENTS MEM30033A 0 0 3 02 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 3 2
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed.
 1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
 2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
 3 Graduate 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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