Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements (36 HRS)

Nominal Hours: 36 | Cert 3/Diploma/Adv Dip: (Elective Group A) | CompetencyBased  
Assessment Plan: (One Semester: 18 weeks x 2 hrs/wk)
Updated Feb 2016

Task Topic Links and Videos Assess # Lesson
Assess schedule Work Load% Must Pass

2D Linework Exercises:
Getting Started:  Based on AutoCad Tutorials: ( Offsite)
AutoCad setup (Basic) 

Autocad Lessons (Offsite) MyCADSite.com

CAD2D_Linework Exercises.pdf.  (1MB)

All drawings to be checked:  

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2-15 17 50 Y

Linework Test: (Copy a drawing in a set time - 2 hours)

This test will be a task similar to Ex 10b, 11a, 11b, 11c, 12, 22, 23B, 24A,

Last week of Term (or see teacher to get task prior to end of term) 3 5 10 Y
9 Written / Unseen Question Test 

Final Exam Example Problems


- 17* 50 -
- TOTAL - - - 100 -

CBT = Computer Based Testing: Typically consists of practice mode (iTester) and assessment mode (Moodle).
Exam = Written test submitted on paper, all working shown neatly.

*Where applicable.

Help Videos

Exercise 01

Some basics about relative and absolute coordinates, turning Dynamic Input on/off, showing mouse coordinates, using polar relative coords (DYN INPUT), Offset, and Line of course.

Gate Latch Ex.10B
Use of Copy and Move, use of snap menu (quadrant)
using (centre, radius) &  (tan,tan,radius).
Offset. Fillet. Bulk Trim. Layers with centrelines.
LineTypeScale global = LTS, individual = properties

Smoking Sign Ex.31A

Use of Polyline, Variable Width, Relative Coordinate input using "@", Curve Fit





Use editing and transfer tools and methods to modify drawing elements


Apply dimensions, text and symbols to drawing elements


Import and export files into/out of working space


Generate different views and perspectives


Organise presentation of work



  • manipulate drawing entities
  • modify dimension styles
  • create and use layers
  • manipulate the drawing origin
  • define and utilise symbol libraries
  • utilise grids/grid snaps and object snaps
  • display views at multiple scales
  • add title blocks/frame to layout a drawing for printing
  • prepare advanced drawings in plane orthogonal or equivalent
  • set up prototype drawings
  • define and extract attribute data
  • create bills of materials (BOM) utilising attribute data and third-party application software


Basic drawing elements may include:

  • points, line angles, circles, arcs, planes, figures and solids
  • squares, rectangles and triangles
  • bisected lines and dividing lines
  • polygon, ellipse, spline, dimension and hatch


Editing and transfer tools and methods may include:

  • delete, fillet, chamfer, erase, trim/extend, break, undo and redo commands
  • zooming and panning
  • moving, copying, rotating and mirroring
  • polar and rectangular duplication
  • object snaps
  • dimensions
  • selecting entities
  • dividing
  • scaling
  • measuring
  • grouping

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