Computer Aided Draughting

Course Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to utilize computer technology as a design tool and a presentation media.

Course Content

  • Analyse key features and characteristics of computer hardware and software in relation to computer-aided draughting
  • Interpret key terminology, commands and icons associated with computer-aided draughting
  • Discuss the contribution of technology as a design tool
  • Utilise appropriate drawing commands
  • to create a range of two dimensional geometrical constructions to include lines, poly-lines, splines. arcs and circles
  • Utilise a range of editing commands to modify existing constructions
  • Create, insert and edit a variety of blocks, layers and templates
  • Employ appropriate techniques to customise a drawing in order to plot a page set-up and layouts
  • Apply a range of labelling techniques to include hatching, text and dimensioning
  • Modify the properties of a drawing to include application of line- type, line-weights, colours and scales
  • Customise and restore default drawing tool settings
  • Suggest health and safety initiatives aimed at reducing the risks associated with use of digital technology


Wednesday evenings 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm


2 nd Oct 2019 – 5 th Feb 2020


€400 includes examination fee

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