Course detail

Application of CAD/CAM in Technology

FSI-HC1Acad. year: 2019/2020

The course is intended as an introduction to the CAD system focused on the software working in 2D and 3D mode. Also dealt with is hardware of CAD systems. It provides students with basic knowledge necessary for the design of tools, jigs and fixtures in the CAD environment in order to prepare the data for further processing in CAM systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn how to work in CAD systems especially when designing in 2D and to create models in 3D intended for further application in CAM systems. They will have an overview of manufacturing technologies and computer technology systems and will be made familiar with the methodology of work with CAD.


Technical drawing.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

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)
Bejcek,V. at all:: CIM - pocitacova podpora vyrobniho procesu, VUT Brno, 1992 (CS)
TurboCAD - Reference Manual (CS)
KLETEČKA, Jaroslav a Petr FOŘT. Technické kreslení. Brno: CP Books, 2005, 252 s. ISBN 80-251-0498-2. (CS)
SolidWorks - Reference Manual
MCMAHON, Chris. CADCAM principles, practise and manufacturing management. 2nd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1998, 665 s. ISBN 02-011-7819-2. (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

Attendance in the exercises is compulsory and checked. It is allowed a maximum of two absences per semester. The course-unit credit is awarded according to attendance and submission of individual assignments in the exercises. Attendance in lectures is recommended.
The exam tests student's theoretical and practical knowledge of computer technology and its application to the construction 3D modelling used in machining technology. The practical part of the exam reflects student's ability to create a model in CAD systems.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of engineering parts designing in CAD system with 2D and 3D application.

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

Individual assignments and result checking.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-SLE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-STG , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory
    branch M-VAS , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


CAD system, configuration, working display
Selection menu, location menu, working at 2D
Working with files
Creation of construction elements at 2D
Editing of created objects
Details of construction ensembles
Types of views, 3D displaying
Curves used at 2D and 3D construction
Transformation leading to 3D creation
Drawing modes and working in
CAD system translators

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to CAD systems
2.-5. Construction assignments in CAD systems 2D
6.-9. Construction assignments in CAD systems 3D
10.-11. Export 3D objects in drawing mode
12.-13. Construction assignments in CAD systems 3D