This unit covers preparing the CAD environment, creating 2D drawings, and producing output including linked bills of materials.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology


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: - obtaining all relevant manuals, instructions and operation procedures for the CAD software and hardware being used; - where appropriate, customising the relevant system variables to suit the applicable drafting standards/procedures; - where appropriate, customising menus to suit the applicable drafting standards/procedures; - where appropriate, customising the system defaults to suit the applicable drafting standards/procedures; - where appropriate, developing macros; - creating drawings using the appropriate drawing features of the software system; - where appropriate, linking drawing entities to database attributes; - producing detailed views of the object being drawn; - printing drawing files at the appropriate scale; - saving drawing files in the appropriate format; - producing bills of material from the drawing files/database; - extracting supplementary data from the drawing file to meet job requirements; - reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task related information; - checking for conformance to specifications, and; - undertaking numerical operations, geometry and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - CAD software system; - system variables that can be customised; - procedures for customising identified system variables; - reasons for customising the system variables; - applicable drafting standards/procedures; - procedures for customising menus; - reasons for customising menus; - procedures for customising system defaults; - reasons for customising system defaults; - procedures for developing macros; - reasons for developing macros; - drawing features of the CAD software system; - reasons for using specialised software features; - procedures for linking drawing entities to database attributes; - appropriate drawing scales; - procedures for printing drawing files; - procedures for creating additional views of the object being drawn; - procedures for saving drawing files; - various formats in which drawing files can be saved; - reasons for using different formats when saving drawing files; - procedures to produce bills of material; - procedures to extract data with respect to drawn shapes/features; - properties of shapes/sections/ features that can be extracted from the drawing file; - hazards and control measures associated with using computer aided design system, including housekeeping, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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