COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (2D) - LEVEL 3 AWARD

Duration: 3 hours per week for 30 weeks
Level: Level 3
Last Updated: 17-07-20

Ideal for those who have already studied Computer Aided Design at Level 2 this course is particularly suited to those employed in the design, management and maintenance of all types of construction, however, the course is not exclusive to those working in this sector. Building upon the understanding and principles taught at Level 2, learners on the course can expect to cover a wide range of 2D drawings and editing commands, becoming familiar with the necessary techniques required to produce and edit drawings of medium complexity and preparing drawings for output to hard copy.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

A variety of modules are studied throughout the course, encompassing:

  • Using a layering system and different line type styles
  • Defining and using a system for grouping objects to form blocks or libraries
  • Producing isometric drawings within the 2D environment
  • Defining use of an adjustable co-ordinate system based on user requirements
  • Using complex dimensioning routines
  • Using different drawing spaces and complex multi viewing areas
  • Producing hard copies of drawings
  • Making enquiries of an existing drawing and placing reference points
  • Using a means of pre-command object selection in order to carry out editing processes
  • Changing the properties of drawn entities
  • Editing blocks/symbols and hatched areas
  • Modifying continuous lines formed by a connected sequence of lines or arcs
  • Using a method to remove unused items and rename other items logically

MODULES

A variety of modules are studied throughout the course, encompassing:

  • Using a layering system and different line type styles
  • Defining and using a system for grouping objects to form blocks or libraries
  • Producing isometric drawings within the 2D environment
  • Defining use of an adjustable co-ordinate system based on user requirements
  • Using complex dimensioning routines
  • Using different drawing spaces and complex multi viewing areas
  • Producing hard copies of drawings
  • Making enquiries of an existing drawing and placing reference points
  • Using a means of pre-command object selection in order to carry out editing processes
  • Changing the properties of drawn entities
  • Editing blocks/symbols and hatched areas
  • Modifying continuous lines formed by a connected sequence of lines or arcs
  • Using a method to remove unused items and rename other items logically

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

To successfully pass the course a range of assignments and tests related to each module studied must be completed and achieved, with successful completion of the course demonstrating the ability to work at Level 3 whilst providing opportunities to progress onto higher level study, if desired.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Successful completion of the course demonstrates the ability to work at Level 3 whilst providing opportunities to progress onto higher level study, if desired.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is ideal for those who have already studied Computer Aided Design at Level 2 and is particularly suited to those employed in the design, management and maintenance of all types of construction but it is not exclusive to this sector.

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