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AutoCAD / Solidworks Courses

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 

Purpose: 

Any learners, who are, or wish to be involved in the Computer Aided Drawing, will

have access to this qualification. This qualification is intended to serve the

architectural, engineering and construction industries by providing skilled

draughtspersons who can produce design drawings which address the need to

move from traditional manual drafting to Computer Aided Drawing and Draughting.

Portability across other National Qualifications in Engineering and Draughting is

therefore ensured. 

The qualifying learner will be capable of: 

 Understanding the Computer Aided Drawing office environment.

 Using Computer Aided Drawing office equipment and instruments.

 Producing Computer Aided drawings. 

Rationale: 

Computer Aided Design supports the Design Engineering activity that includes

creation of 2D/3D Geometric models doing engineering analysis, evaluating the

design by simulation and produce rapid drafting for manufacturing with the help of

computers. The traditional CAD System offers 2D drafting, 3D modelling with

limited modification capability. This system substitutes the drafting board

completely. The high end 3D CAD tool provides many solutions under one

platform. If alteration is made in one feature then it will automatically change other

related (dependent) features. Dimensional and geometrical constrains play a

major role in this parametric design technology. Testing the designs on the

computer instead of expensive and time-consuming field tests leads to significant

reduction in product development cycles. Cost and time to market is another

advantage. The modern CAD System helps product design under practical

constraints helps enormously imaginative concepts.

 

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