Course detail

CAD - Advanced

FSI-3CCAcad. year: 2021/2022

The course is designed for advanced CAD users who are already familiar with Autodesk Inventor. The course introduces students to advanced design functions and capabilities in CAD system. The course provides both theoretical CAD knowledge and recommended techniques and advanced skills required to create and modify complex assembly designs using Autodesk Inventor. Students will be able to use appropriate techniques and recommended techniques for advanced modelling, motion simulation and will be able to present CAD outputs on a professional level.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

- Ability to process 2D and 3D design documentation in CAD system (Autodesk Inventor) using advanced tools and techniques to support the design process.
- Theoretical knowledge of CAD formats and advanced skills necessary to create and modify complex assembly designs using Autodesk Inventor.
- Ability to use appropriate techniques and recommended workflows for advanced parameterization of models, strength analysis, motion simulation and presentation of CAD output on a professional level.
- Ability to proceed in the creation of design documentation in an optimal way.
- Ability to effectively design, process and modify various design solutions.


Intermediate knowledge of Autodesk Inventor CAD system. Knowledge of the appurtenances of component drawings and assembly units.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit requirements: seminar attendance and projects delivery.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


Graduates will be able to make and present 2D and 3D engineering documentation in CAD (Autodesk Inventor) using advanced tools and techniques supporting the engineering design process.

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

Attendance at seminars is required and controlled. Maximum of two authorized absences without compensation of lesson are tolerated.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

FOŘT, Petr a Jaroslav KLETEČKA. Autodesk Inventor: tvorba digitálních prototypů. 3., aktualiz. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2012. Učebnice (Computer Press). ISBN 978-80-251-3728-4. (CS)
MUNFORD, Paul. Mastering autodesk inventor 2016 and autodesk inventor lt 2016. 1. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley, 2015. ISBN 978-111-9059-806. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- 2D and 3D formats in the CAD environment.
- Advanced part modeling.
- Solid modeling and assembly decomposition.
- Sheet metal parts - modeling, unfolding, drawings.
- Steel structures.
- Advanced work with drawings.
- iLogic - advanced parameterization of models.
- Dynamic simulations.
- Strength analyzes.
- Installation diagrams.
- Visualization and rendering of CAD outputs.
- Animation of CAD outputs.