Course detail

CAD System I

FSI-9SC1Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course is focused on modern technology and modern methods used in the development and design of a product. At the beginning the term “Computer Aided Design” is defined along with its integration into the production process. Next, CAD systems are dealt with in more detail, systems separated into categories and the use of each category is explained with a view to working methods and available tools. Part of this subject is concerned with collaborative design between computerized workstations over a network (LAN).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have an overview of CAD system properties used in the design and construction processes.


Basic knowledges about design of machina parts and machin nodes. Knowledge of computer control.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

David Solomon: Geometric Modeling. Springer-Verlag 1999 (EN)
Časopisy zaměřené na CAD a obecně výpočetní techniku.
LEINVEBER, Jan a Pavel VÁVRA. Strojnické tabulky: pomocná učebnice pro školy technického zaměření. 4., dopl. vyd. Úvaly: Albra, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7361-051-7. (CS)
KLETEČKA, Jaroslav a Petr FOŘT. Technické kreslení. Brno: CP Books, 2005, 252 s. ISBN 80-251-0498-2. (CS)
Manuály k jednotlivým systémům CAD.
Rory O'nEILL: Creating 3D Worlds. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (EN)
Podklady pro výuku na Internetových stánkách ÚST, FSI, VUT v Brně.
Manuály k jednotlivým systémům CAD. Např.: HANSEN, L. Scott. Applied solidworks 2007-2008. 2nd ed. New York: Industrial, 2007. ISBN 978-083-1133-399. SHIH, Randy H. Parametric modeling with UGS NX 5. Mission: SDC Publications, 2006, 1 sv. (různé stránkování). ISBN 978-1-58503-408-6. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures/consultations explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Active participation in consultations is necessary.
Exam will be take on the basic of presentation design work or on the basic work made by pattern and after consultation/presentation.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


The course explains the principles of Computer Aided Design systems

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

Students attend a consultation.
Individual assignments and result checking.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-STG-P Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


CAD systems in production process
Classification CAD systems by Category
CAD systems modeler
Small class CAD systems
Middle class CAD systems
Big glass CAD systems
Big glass CAD systems – Solid Works etc.
Computational tools in CAD systems
Visualization and communication tools