Course detail

Automotive industry CAD

FSI-QC0Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course CAD offers necessary information to manage constructional projects by use of computer system CATIA. The students learn how to compose the constructional documentation in an optimal way. They also realize that CAD is only a support of constructional process which speeds up the work and makes it more effective, but definitely cannot substitute creative designer’s work and required technical knowledge.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graduates can work in a course of basic modules of within the CATIA V5. It is able to choose the best modeling procedure according to established rules.


Basic knowledge of the CAD.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

RIDER, Michael J. Designing with Creo Parametric 4.0. SDC Publications, 2012. ISBN 9781630571023.

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

The graded course-unit credit requirements : - active participation in seminars, - individual preparation and presentation of seminar assignments.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students to the modeling in the CATIA V5.

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

Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the exercises actively.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, elective

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. CATIA - Basics
2. CATIA - Part design: introduction
3. CATIA - Part design: Sketcher
4. CATIA - Part design: Sketcher
5. CATIA - Part design: Sketch based features
6. CATIA - Part design
7. CATIA - Generative shape design: Wireframe
8. CATIA - Generative shape design: Sketch based features
9. CATIA - Generative shape design
10. CATIA - Hybrid modelling
11. CATIA - Assembly design
12. CATIA - Drafting
13. CATIA - Drafting