Course detail

Computer Aided Production (CAD/CAM)

FSI-GPIAcad. year: 2020/2021

The aim of the course is to apprise students with practical knowledge in the field of modern methods for production planning with the help of simulation methods, CAD/CAM in relation to the Industry 4.0. New methods and approaches are explained by means of examples and by solving industrial problems. The course will familiarise students with the given field and provide them with instructions for solving particular problems. The seminars will focus on solving particular issues raised by the students.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge and practical experience of using modern approaches for simulation, computer-aided design and manufacturing.


Basic knowledge of simulation and CAD systems.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

It is possible to use self-study or professional presentations.

Recommended or required reading

SADÍLEK, Marek a Zuzana SADÍLKOVÁ. Počítačová podpora procesu obrábění: učební text. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita, 2012. ISBN 978-80-248-2770-4. (CS)
LEE, Kunwoo. Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE systems. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, c1999. ISBN 0201380366. (EN)
HORVATH, Joan C. Mastering 3D printing. Technology in action series. ISBN 978-1484200261. (EN)
ŠTULPA, Miloslav. CNC obráběcí stroje a jejich programování. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2006. ISBN 8073002078. (CS)

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. Core knowledge is based on self-study of the technical sources.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit requirements: Participation in the seminars and delivery of semester work that will be evaluated.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not included.


1. Modern methods for computer-aided design and manufacturing are discussed. Students gain knowledge required to differentiate various methods for planning and scheduling with CAD/CAM support.
2. Application of simulation in manufacturing - Students prepare a simulation model and with the help of this model solve various problems using modern interactive simulation tools.

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

Lessons are completed according to the FSI schedule. Missed lessons can be individually compensated.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VSR , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- The basic approaches of CAD / CAM technology.
- The basics of programming and production on CNC machines.
- Individual activity on teaching examples.
- Development of case study in computer labs.