Course detail

Application of CAD/CAM in Machining Technology I

FSI-EACAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course is intended to widen and deepen the knowledge of design and engineering technology. The fundamentals of design made in CAD systems are applied to simple examples of machine parts. Emphasis is placed on mastering the application of computer technology when modelling in 3D systems.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will have an overview of engineering technology, computer technology systems and their classification. They will master the techniques and will acquire the knowledge related to the use of computer technology in the field of engineering production. The course will teach them how to create the models of technological processes and will help of computer technology and will familiarise them with the methodology of work with CAD systems.


Technical drawing.


Not applicable.

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 modelling used in machining technology. The practical part of the exam reflects student's ability to create a model in CAD systems.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The objective of the course is to provide a detailed description of the process of from computer modelling in the computer-aided manufacture of products. Another goal is to provide a basis for optimal and qualified decision-making with respect to use of various technologies applied for working of engineering materials.

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

Individual assignments and result checking.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Kolektiv autoru:: Machining Data Handbook, Volume I.,II.
Bejcek,V. at all:: CIM - pocitacova podpora vyrobniho procesu, VUT Brno, 1992
MCMAHON, Chris. CADCAM principles, practise and manufacturing management. 2nd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 1998, 665 s. ISBN 02-011-7819-2. (EN)

Recommended 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)
KLETEČKA, Jaroslav a Petr FOŘT. Technické kreslení. Brno: CP Books, 2005, 252 s. ISBN 80-251-0498-2. (CS)

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-STI , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective
    branch B-STG , 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Process of construction, hardware for CAD systems
Software systems for CAD area
Computer graphics and engineering part modelling
Modelling at CAD systems, types of models
Types of geometric entities, curves - description and solution
Process in the course of modelling in 3D systems
Solid modelling, process in the course of model creation
Analytical part of computing systems for construction area
Data base, standard formats, exchange files
Printing the drawing parts

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


CAD system description, basic operations
Basic geometrical elements
Elementary part creation at 2D
Editing and dimensioning
Geometric curves, creation and editing
Transformations of created object parts
Geometric modelling at 3D, solids ceration
Elementary 3D parts
Solid editing
Working with CAD system files