Product CAD: 3D Modelling

DID10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester

Contact hours

  • 48


DDD10006 - Introductory Design Studio AND DID10001 - Product Visualisation 1: 2D and 3D Exploration
ENG10001 - Engineering, Design and Innovation

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce basic drafting conventions and product detailing used to specify the manufacture and assembly of products. Skills in CAD software for parametric 3D solid modelling will be developed and enable the generation of product components and fully assembled products. Students will be introduced to the role and importance of 3D solid modelling in CAD software for design development, product detailing and engineering processes.

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Identify the key principles of parametric 3D solid modelling (K1, K2)
2. Interpret existing CAD data for 3D solid modelling (K2, K3, S1, A4)
3. Determine appropriate solid modelling tools to accurately depict a range of geometric forms and simple product details in parametric CAD (K3, S2)
4. Apply principles of engineering drawing convention to their technical drawing in accordance with AS1100 standards using CAD software (K4, K5, K6, A2, A5)
5. Prepare basic solid models of product components and product assemblies using parametric 3D solid modelling. (K5, K6, S2, S3, A2, A6)

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study

This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:

K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural
and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information
science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific
discipline within that context.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors effecting professional engineering practice
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a
sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes

Courses with unit

This units is no longer offered and replaced by DPD20001