Course detail

Architectural Applications of CAD

FAST-AU004Acad. year: 2018/2019

Introduction in design using BIM technology. Learning principles and methods for create Building Information Model. Techniques for create schedules, views, render scenes and sunlight studies.


Institute of Computer Aided Engineering and Computer Science (AIU)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Introduction to BIM modeller – Complex design of a model. Modeling architectural buildings as BIM (Building Information Model). Create complex 3D model including supported constructions. Also creating output documentation (sheets, schedules, 3D views, ...) and visualizations for the model.


Modeling in 2D, basics of 3D modelling.


Drawing knowledge of basic constructional types, competence of building drawings reading.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at practical classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Condition of adequate attendance (max two absences). Supply of all exercises at custom model (number of exercises ... 2) and custom model include vizualization.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Design of photorealistic model of architectural objects.

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

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-APS (N) Bachelor's

    branch APS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to BIM, user interface, create simple model.
2. Walls.
3. Additional possibilites for walls.
4. Custom types and shapes of walls, wall openings...
5. Floors, Ceilngs.
6. Stairs, railongs, opening in floor.
7. Doors.
8. Windows.
9. Roofs.
10. Curtain walls.
11. Topography, create toposurface and vizualization.
12. Drawing documentation.
13. Working on custom model.


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