This unit of competency covers preparing the 3-D computer-aided design/drafting (CAD) environment, creating and modifying 3-D model assemblies and producing output to inform manufacture or assembly.
This unit is suitable for those working within a drafting work environment and may be applied across a range of engineering disciplines. This unit applies to the production of 3-D assemblies using CAD modelling software. Operations at this level include, but are not limited to the use of library items; modelling techniques to represent engineering components and standard parts, such as bearings, seals, gears and fasteners; editing and production of 2-D manufacturing drawings with section views. Work also includes extraction of properties and application of basic rendering techniques.
This unit includes applications in CAD, computer graphics and animation, rapid prototyping, medical testing and visualisation of scientific research.