Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: GRAP6354C

Course Title: Produce computer-aided drawings

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5382 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4683

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Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a range of computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) program functions to produce drawings. The focus of this unit is on the technical skills required to operate CADD, not on design skills.

It applies to individuals who use computer-aided drawing skills in various contexts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings


1. Prepare for computer-aided drawing work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Clarify drawing requirements in concept or project information

1.2 Identify hardware, software, tools and equipment required for computer-aided design and drafting projects

1.3 Set up hardware and software according to operating instructions and organisational procedures

1.4 Identify and retrieve digitised information relevant to projects


2. Gather object parameters and/or measurements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Establish and record critical dimensions and data for required designs

2.2 Identify requirements in relation to accuracy, tolerances and other key information


3. Prepare plots or drawings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Access and use CADD functions and features according to operating instructions

3.2 Access and use peripheral equipment required for projects

3.3 Prepare and review preliminary drawings in consultation with relevant people


4. Finalise drawings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check designs against project objectives and specifications according to organisational procedures

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

4.3 Store data files according to operating instructions and organisational procedures

4.4 Submit final drawings within agreed time parameters

Learning Outcomes

In completing this unit, student will learn the knowledge in operating a CAD software to produce a technical drawing as part of communication aid to present to manufacturer and client.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a CAD room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study  to complete assignments outside class time.

We will be looking at expanding on the foundational skills that you have developed in SolidWorks to improve your ability to realise your concepts as CAD models. Some of the areas that we will be look at include:

  • Multi body modeling
  • Sheet metal
  • Weldments
  • Equations
  • Advanced processes

In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students 
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation 

Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research 
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research. 


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule
Week No.ClassDescriptionElement(s)
1IntroIntroduction to will be covered - review of SW11,2,3
2Multi BodiesMulti bodies - and introduction, pros and cons1,2
3In context review Review in context modeling - Ikea stool1,2,3,4
4ConfigurationsConfigurations, where when and why1,2,3
5Multi Bodies continuedMulti bodies - looking at further uses and applications1,2,4
6EquationsOverview of equations1,2,3
7Equations continuedApplying equations to models and assemblies - Lego desk1,2,3,4
8Assessment 1 handed out"Compass" Assessment handed out1,2,3,4
9Reverse engineeringTaking measurements and modeling approaches2,3,4
10Working on assessment 1Working on "Compass"1,2,3,4
11Assessment 2 handed out"Furniture piece" Assessment handed out1,2,3,4
12Assessment 1 GateAssessment 1 Gate - in-class feedback1,2,3,4
13Working on Assessment 1 and 2Working on Assessments1,2,3,4
14Assessment 1 Submission Assessment 2 Gate"Compass" submission Assessment 2 Gate1,2,3,4
15Inclass feedbackIn-class feedback for Assessment 2 - applying changes1,2,3,4
16Assessment 2 SubmissionAssessment 2 submission - Re-submissions, in-class feedback and consultation 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

- Practical tasks, a major project
- direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- completion of a design journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence

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Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Compass

Assessment Task 2: Furniture Piece

Assessment Matrix

Sample Matrix

This criterion is linked to a learning outcomePrepare for computer-aided drawing work Interpret brief and correct processes  
  EXEMPLARY Requirements of the brief met with an intelligent and efficient process making good use of the tools available   ACCOMPLISHED Requirements of the brief met with producing a high quality result   DEVELOPING Requirements of the brief met with producing a good quality result   BEGINNING Elements of the brief addressed with some errors or inconsistencies   NOT SATISFACTORY Elements missing or not completed and or poor processes used.
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeGather object parameters and/or measurements Gather measurements and other references  
  EXEMPLARY All required measurements/data accurately collected and additional elements considered   ACCOMPLISHED All required measurements/data accurately collected   DEVELOPING All required measurements/data accurately collected with some inconsistencies   BEGINNING Most required measurements/data collected with some inconsistencies   NOT SATISFACTORY Required measurements/data not collected or accurate
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomePrepare plots or drawings Creation of models and drawings  
  EXEMPLARY Accurate models that are made using tools appropriately and effectively   ACCOMPLISHED Accurate models that are made using tools appropriately   DEVELOPING Accurate models with reasonable use of tools and processes   BEGINNING Models with some inaccuracies   NOT SATISFACTORY Models not accurate
This criterion is linked to a learning outcomeFinalise drawings Review and modify work as requited and submit as prescribed  
  EXEMPLARY Correct files types used and submitted, follows prescribed naming process, excellent file handling - work reviewed with changes made   ACCOMPLISHED Correct files types used and submitted, follows prescribed naming process, good file handling - work reviewed with changes made   DEVELOPING Correct files types used and submitted, follows prescribed naming process - work reviewed with changes made   BEGINNING Correct files types used and submitted - work reviewed but not all necessary changes made   NOT SATISFACTORY Wrong file types used or linked files broken/missing - work not reviewed

Other Information

Teaching schedule may vary according to students and task requirements
Information is correct at time of publishing

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