This module is suitable for second-level and third-level students commencing study in fields related to the architectural, engineering, and construction sectors, who wish to certify their 2D CAD skills to an independent international standard. It is also suited to those who may already work in these sectors in a non-technical capacity and who wish to acquire or certify 2D CAD skills.
The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.
On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
- Use a two-dimensional design application to create and save drawings, import and export drawings
- Use layers and levels
- Create objects and elements; use selection tools; manipulate objects and elements
- Use inquiry commands, for example, to measure distances, angles, areas
- Set and modify properties; create and modify text and dimensions
- Use blocks and cells; create, edit, and use objects from a cell library; embed or link to objects using OLE
- Prepare outputs for printing or plotting
What are the benefits of this module?
- Provides a comprehensive introduction to core 2D CAD skills
- Can be applied to a range of 2D CAD software from professional packages to freeware
- Certifies best practice in 2D CAD software use
- Provides a strong level of knowledge that enhances non-technical staff awareness of the fundamentals of 2D CAD, developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content
ECDL Foundation provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand ECDL 2D Computer Aided Design in more depth and prepare for testing.
Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ECDL training materials for information on practical tasks.