Advanced CAD and BIM


This module will introduce learners to the principles and practices of Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and techniques as applied to the furniture and wood products industry. The module will also facilitate learners in understanding and applying suitable advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to graphically represent buildings and the furniture and fixtures within them and to generate various outputs that are useful and relevant to the modern furniture and wood products industry.

This module may be delivered in a traditional face-to-face lecturing format or via online/blended delivery.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define and differentiate between the various terminology, file types and software associated with the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD).

  2. Demonstrate an ability to construct high quality, correctly prepared Architectural BIM models.

  3. Appraise and select suitable BIM techniques to create building components and BIM families relevant to the furniture and wood product industry.

  4. Formulate and apply solutions to various BIM design and modelling issues as they arise.

  5. Develop and apply an architectural awareness of the design and modelling of products for project-based manufacturing firms in the furniture and wood products industry.

  6. Identify and critique the various procedures and workflows involved in transferring files and data between various CAD, CAM and BIM software packages.

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