This unit teaches students basic understanding of digital modelling and architectural prototyping. Students will develop skills in creating and using 3D modelling software for various design tasks. The unit further introduces students to rapid prototyping fabrication techniques, such as 3D printing and laser cutting with the aim to understand how to prepare a digital model for physical fabrication. Students will learn how physical objects are represented in 3D digital models by modelling various 3D geometric entities. Key concepts covered in this unit include: joinery, composite material and solid modelling.
Lecture 1 hr/wk, tutorial 2 hrs/wk
Assessment 1 (25%), Assessment 2 (35%), Assessment 3 (40%)
Basic understanding of design principles and design processes and how to apply them in practical design projects
DESA1555 and completion of at least 36 credit points