This unit (VU22339) of competency describes the knowledge and skills required to produce engineering drawings using a computer aided drafting (CAD) system. The unit includes the use of CAD software commands to generate drawing elements used in the development of a detailed drawing and familiarisation with the use of macros, menus, default settings and file management functions. The unit covers the development of simple two dimensional (2D) drawings and simple three dimensional (3D) drawings consistent with the conventions and general requirements of Australian Standard AS1100.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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VU22330 - Select and interpret drawings and prepare three dimensional (3D) sketches and drawings

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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: - starting up and shutting down a CAD system; - using menus and accessing files; - setting basic parameters and selecting commands; - setting system default functions; - saving, transferring and printing drawing files to a specified drive or directory; - developing basic macros; - creating, editing and modifying simple 2D and 3D drawings using basic drawing features of the software system; - hatching or filling areas for visual affect, and; - applying the conventions and requirements of AS1100 to drawing presentations. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - functions and features of CAD software system; - screen display areas and their functions; - reasons for basic parameters; - drawing scales; - basic system variables and their customisation, and; - basic drafting standards/procedures including AS1100.

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