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.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - select computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) hardware and software to suit project requirements; - follow operating instructions and organisational procedures; - use features and functions of a CADD program to produce drawings that meet project objectives, and; - use feedback from others to refine and produce final drawings within specified timelines. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the relevant hardware, software, tools and equipment used for CADD; - describe the ways in which CADD is used within the specific workplace situation, and; - describe typical features and functions of CADD programs, including drawing tools, view displays, edit functions, working with layers, plotting and printing.

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