Course detail

Numerical Modeling and Rapid Prototyping

FSI-HRAAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is focused on modern technology and modern methods used in the development, design and manufacturing of a prototype. 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). The final part concerns prototype product description various methods of rapid prototyping and efficiency reverse engineering methods.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have an overview of CAD system and Rapid Prototyping technology properties used in the design and construction processes and in prototype manufacturing.


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


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

SALOMON, D. Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling. Springer, 1999. 833 s. ISBN 0-387-98682-0
ŽÁRA, J.; BENEŠ; B.; FELKEL, P. Moderní počítačová grafika. Brno: Computer Press, 1998. 433 s. ISBN 80-7226-049-9
Pro/Engineer. Základy systému. Přerov: Rand Technologies, 1999
MURRAY, J.D; VANRYPER W. Ecyklopedie grafických formátů – druhé vydání. 2. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 1997. 917 s. ISBN 80-7226-033-2
SolidWorks. TeacherGuite. Concord: Solid Works Corporation, 2001
MCMAHON, CH., BROWNE, J. CAD/CAM – principles, practice and manufacturing management. 2.vyd. Harlow: Pearson Edication Limited. 1998. 643s. ISBN 0-2001-17819-2
TurboCAD Verze 8 – Kompletní uživatelský manuál. IMSI, 2001
MCNEEL, R. Rhinoceros – NURBS Modeling for Windows. Robert McNeel&Associates, 1999 (EN)

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

Course-unit credit and exam requirements: The student has to be able to explain the suitability of selected solution and applied procedure, objective accuracy of computational and documentation part of the report. The mark reflects also the graphic and formal sides of the report.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course explains the principles of Computer Aided Design systems and methods of prototype manufacture – especially of rapid prototyping.

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

Participation in the exercises is obligatory and is controlled by the teacher. Absences can be compensated in exceptional and well-founded cases – to be determined by the course supervisor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-VAS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory
    branch M-STG , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Computer Aided Design – allocation on manufacturing process
CAD system configurations
CAD system categories
Modelling systems
Visualisation in CAD systems
Wireframe and Solid modeler
Surface creation
Drawing in CAD systems
Reverse engineering
Rapid prototyping (RPT)
Collaborative design between computerized workstations over a network
Internet and CAD systems
Calculation modules in CAD systems

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Pro/Engieer – commands
Pro/Engieer – 3D operations
Pro/Engieer – 3D operations
Pro/Engieer – assemblies
Pro/Engieer – drawings
Elaboration of design work using the Pro/Engineer CAD system
Reverse engineering - ATOS systemes
SolidWorks – commands
SolidWorks – 3D operations
SolidWorks – assemblies
SolidWorks – drawings
Elaboration of design work using the SolidWorks CAD system
Rapid Prototyping - 3D Printer Dimension