Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Year 10
Subject Information

Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area.

Subject Description

This course is aimed at developing students’ skills in design, engineering and manufacturing using 3D CAD. The course provides a solid foundation for studies in Computer Aided Design and production using technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply the Design Cycle to create alternative solutions using current 3D design software.

  • Develop graphic communication skills using Autodesk Inventor software to create 3D parts, assemblies and realistic photographic presentations.

  • Investigate emerging technologies and their impact in solving real world problems.

  • Demonstrate enhances ICT skills in documenting, presenting and communicating their design thinking.

  • Problem solve project design, interpret 3D computer generated models and apply CAD solutions.

  • Evaluate designs individually and in groups.

Autodesk Inventor is an industry standard 3D modelling and prototyping package which will allow students to create 3D prototypes, present their designs as drawings and presentations.

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Criterion A:

Inquiring & Analysing

Criterion C:

Creating the Solution

Criterion B:

Developing Ideas

Criterion D:


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