This unit covers producing 2D CAM code files, managing files, managing tools and associated customisation of installed software including the use of macros, menus and default settings.

Unit details

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


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements


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: - interpreting relevant manuals, instructions and operating procedures; - customising relevant system variables; - customising menus and system defaults; - developing macros; - manipulating models; - linking model entities to database attributes; - creating manufacturing data for various operations and processes; - importing CAD files, and; - saving and managing CAM files. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - model features of the CAM software system; - operation of the CAM software system; - the system variables and procedures for customising; - procedures for customising user interface; - procedures for customising system defaults; - procedures for developing macros; - procedures for linking model entities to database attributes; - CAD file conversion; - CAM file formats, and; - procedures for saving and managing CAM files.

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