Computer Aided Design of Mechanical Structures
FSI-QMKAcad. 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.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Dassault Systems, CATIA Training Guide, Version 4, Release 1.6, April, 1996.
CARMAN P.; TIGWELL P.: Inside CATIA, ISBN: 978-1566901536
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. Part of the course can be excursions to the companies, which manufacture or operate the equipments from the thematic area of education.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Terms of credit: attendance at exercises and term project
The exam verifies and evaluates the ability of modeling, methods of solution and their application to the given tasks. The test consists of the practical and oral part. Overall evaluation consists of evaluation and assessment of semester work during the test. Rating semester project has the same weight as an evaluation of test.
Language of instruction
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 and worked out assigned projects. Presence in the exercises is obligatory.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
Type of course unit
78 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1st Basics of 3D modeling
2nd Coordinate systems, datum planes, sketching
4th Solid modeling using sketches
5th Solid modeling using sketches
6th Modification of volume components - drafts, fillets, thin-walled parts
7th Modification of volume components - holes, ribs, creating fields
8th Surface modeling - 3D sketching
9th Surface modeling - methods for making surfaces
10th Surface modeling - surfacing
11th hybrid modeling
12th creation of assembly
13th Creation of drawing documentation