Course detail


FSI-ICAAcad. year: 2017/2018

The lectures provide the student with the knowledge of hardware and software, which is necessary for the computer design of heating and air-conditioning equipment. Workshops enable the student to practically test these systems via solving specific tasks.
CAD, together with more advanced software, is used to design heating and air-conditioning equipment.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students learn to work with AutoCAD software, additional modules for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC).


Students are expected to have basic computer (OS Windows) skills, i.e. basic work with 2D CAD software, preferred software is AutoCAD.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: A written test comprises 10 questions (max 20 points). Handing in of the heating project, together with a report containing the relevant calculations (max 80 points). Graded course-unit credit is awarded upon the attainment of at least 50 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is for students to learn to work with AutoCAD software, additional modules for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and MathCAD. This will also help students to generalise their acquired knowledge, thus enabling them to work with other CAD software. Furthermore, the student will master the field of 3D modelling and visualisation.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The work on projects in AutoCAD is regularly consulted.
The building drawings are checked in the 6th week of the semester.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-TEP , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


The hardware necessary for CAD, PCs, workstations, graphics systems, monitors, input devices, printers, plotters, computer networks, hardlocks.
Operating systems necessary for CAD systems.
Sub-division of CAD systems into small and large CADs. Running AutoCAD, coordinate systems, command selection, menu commands, understanding entities, setting of limits, quitting AutoCAD.
Drawing and editing drawings.
List of basic commands.
Dimensioning in AutoCAD, differences between mechanical- and civil-engineering drawings.
Introduction to 3D, the essentiality of 3D in the checking of piping.
Advanced 3D properties (Boolean operations).
Rendering and animation of 3D drawings.
List and description of database elements for heating and ventilation.
Computation theory for heating and ventilation used in CADKON-TZB.
Working with the Heating module.
Working with the Ventilation module.
Cooperating with other CADKON modules, information transfer between the civil engineer and the water piping electrical distribution and sanitary equipment.

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Getting acquainted with the classroom, hardware, Windows 7, running of AutoCAD and setting of CADKON. The computer desktop. Status line. Testing of basic commands. Working with layers.
Semester assignment: heating project.
Verification of coordinates in the development and re-drawing the project. Dimensioning of the project, plotting on the plotter and printing. Transferring a part of the project to 3D, testing of new commands.
Learning (about) CADKON-K and CADKON-TZB, exploring individual entities.
Practical demonstrations of calculation of individual entities.
Work on projects, inserting radiators and piping.
Work on projects, inserting ventilation parts.
Private study and work on projects.