Course detail

Design and CAD

FSI-4KCAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course deals with the fundamentals of design methodology applied to assembly units, i.e. task setting, information acquisition, lay-out of variant, optimal solution, concept lay-out drawing, drawings of parts, lay-out drawing, piece list and technical report. Everything with the possibility of utilizing computer graphics, text editor, and a spreadsheet program. Problem oriented submissions and solution in teams are prefered.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are trained in creative thinking. They learn how to solve the problem in team with use of individual creative solution.


Knowledge of the appurtenances of component drawings and assembly units. Knowledge of available CAD system.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

FOŘT, Petr a Jaroslav KLETEČKA. Autodesk Inventor: tvorba digitálních prototypů. 3., aktualiz. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2012. Učebnice (Computer Press). ISBN 978-80-251-3728-4. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Each team has to present partial results during semester and at the end of semester has to submit complete drawing documentation including technical report of the project. Final classification according to ECTS.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is a synthesis and practical application of current knowledge acquired in previous study of constructional courses. Students in teams elaborates gradually in given periods a complex project with possibility of full utilization of computer technology. Each team present their project solution in front of other students.

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

Attendance at seminars is required and controlled. Maximum of two authorized absences without compensation of lesson are tolerated.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Design methodology fundamentals, algorithm of constructional project solution. Assignment of a constructional project.
2. Assignment of a constructional project - finish, division into steps, terms, information acquisition, preliminary calculation.
3. Preliminary calculation, proposal drawing. Consultations.
4. Proposal drawing. Consultations.
5. Control calculations, proposal drawing. Consultations.
6. Proposal drawing. Evaluation.
7. Drawings of parts I - Evaluation. Consultations.
8. Drawings of parts. Evaluation.
9. Assembly drawing, piece list, technical report.
10. Drawings of parts II - Evaluation.Assembly drawing, piece list. Technical report. Consultations.
11. Assembly drawing, piece list. Evaluation. Technical report. Consultations.
12. Technical report. Evaluation.
13. Delivery, check of corrections and completeness of the constructional project. Graded course-unit credit.