Course detail

3D modeling

FEKT-LTMSAcad. year: 2015/2016

Mastering the work through the electronic product definition method. As opposed to the classical way of Technological Preparation of Production, when the development of the product as a whole is carried out by several workgroups and minute co-ordination of the activities is necessary, this method represents a solution that connects the individual „isles“ into one logical whole from the form of the design to the connection with the production itself. The teaching in the created simultaneous environment, common work on one task. Simulating activities from practice, where the individual teams work together on one task, although they are not resident in the same place.
Simulating the technological preparation of production, analyis with the input of the simulation programs into the process of technological preparation of production, simulation of kinematics, finite element method, finite volume method, heat conductivity.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

- Student will be acquainted with the EPD principle - Electronics Product Definition.
- Student will master the system SolidWorks:
• creating complex 3D volume models,
• creating 3D sets with the analyses of collisions, enjabements and the creating of animations in the *.avi format
• deriving the drawing documentation from a 3D volume part.
• masterds the basics of FlowSimulation on the created 3D volume parts in the area of calculations of cooling of electronic equipment.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


MAXA, J. Třírozměrné modelování a simulace. VUT FEKT Brno: 2006. s. 1 ( s.) (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture are conducted by using PowerPoint presentation, short video - clips and films and discussion with students. Exercising are divided on computer and reckoning exercising. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

30 count - work over semester
70 count - test in last semester

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

SolidWorks environment. LDM module. Basic terms.
Structure of the system, features, parametric modelling basics.
Geometric primitives and Boolean operations with 3D objects.
Profiles, applications of sketcher. Creation of 3D objects from 2D profiles.
Advanced 3D editing tools, connection with parametrisation.
Advanced editing of 3D models.
Parameters, variables, equations, meaning.
Basic terms (JCF, CVNC, simulator, CL data), environment setting, JCF management.
Preparation of semi-finished product. Tool management, setting up a tool library. Tool replacement. Coordinates seting. Machine adjustment.
Plane adjustment (working, feed, take out, reference, safety). Setting the speed of feed, tool insert, joining. JCF command-line editor.
Allowance setting, setting of initial position of the tool. Setting of tool trajectory display. Output setting. Simulation.
NC-code generation
Basics of simulation process
Preparation of a model for kinematics simulation
Simple kinematics task, collision check
A more complex kinematics task
Solution of a task by the finite element method and finite volume metod.
Solution of a task by the Electronic Product Definition method
Final test


Until now, the main problem in implementing CAD/CAM/CAE technologies has been the focus on solving only one concrete issue. Customer who wanted to speed up the Technological Preparation of Production selected a CAD system to suit these specific needs. The system must be able to support individual tasks but the real benefits (including a financial one) can be achieved only when a complete solution is applied which interconnects all processes into one logical whole. The new method consists in introducing th electronic definition of the product (EPD). A traditional CAD system becomes a part of this solution. EPD makes it possible to logically link all the individual applications. There are more and more companies interested in EPD. Its complexity changes the status quo in this area to such extent that especially big companies do not look for a CAD provider, but for a partner who will help them create an EPD system. Therefore there is a strong pressure from the industrial practice for universtiy graduates to be knowledgeable in this area. We teach large CAD systems in the context of EPD from the Sketcher to CAM manufacture. The course aims to teach students the basics of this method. The basic modules - which constitute the backbone of EPD - are as follows: SKETCHER - serves for easy 2D sketching that can be transferred to a parametric modeller. PARAMETRIC MODELLER - for solid model creation. ASSEMBLY - models are put together into assemblies in this environment. It also makes it possible to make additional changes in individual models. The EXPLICIT environment serves for creation of basic technical documentation of the models. The MANUFACTURE module compiles a binary code for each model which can be compiled into NC-code and control NC machines. The production process can be first simulated in an NC verifier In the past, it was necessary to make a real working model for testing.. ANALYSIS MODULES simulate various features, making this unnecessary and saving costs and time. The courses present large CAD as a complete set of tools for literally materialising an idea.

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

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-ML Master's

    branch ML-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-ML1 Master's

    branch ML1-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer