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Computer Aided Design

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​Personal development, work, and learning.

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Subject Description

The Computer Aided Design and Drawing unit will provide students with the opportunity to design produce and evaluate sophisticated 3D solutions with industry standard CAD software.
Students will:

  • Explore a range of product development using the CAD system.

  • Apply international drawing standards and systems used in professional work such as architecture, interior design, engineering and construction

  • Design, test and produce 3D prototypes using 3D printers and laser cutters

  • Learn how to use the CAD system to transfer data for 3D printing and CNC machining of final products

  • Present in their folio sophisticated rendered images to communicate product development and assembly

Autodesk Inventor is an industry standard 3D modelling and prototyping package which will allow students to create 3D prototypes, drawings and presentations. Student versions of the software will be available for home use to provide opportunity for skill development.

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Assessment Type 1:

Investigations Folio: Using the design process to develop a 3D product and presentation.

Assessment Type 2:

Skills & Application Tasks: CAD skills, concepts of work flow​.

Assessment Type 3:

Product: Final product presentation (digital and print) and evaluation.

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