Course detail

Computer Aided Production (CAD/CAM)

FSI-GPIAcad. year: 2023/2024

The aim of the course is to apprise students with practical knowledge in the field of modern methods for production planning with the help of simulation methods, CAD/CAM in relation to the Industry 4.0. New methods and approaches are explained by means of examples and by solving industrial problems. The course will familiarise students with the given field and provide them with instructions for solving particular problems. The seminars will focus on solving particular issues raised by the students.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of simulation and CAD systems.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Credit requirements: Participation in the seminars and delivery of semester work that will be evaluated.
Lessons are completed according to the FSI schedule. Missed lessons can be individually compensated.


1. Modern methods for computer-aided design and manufacturing are discussed. Students gain knowledge required to differentiate various methods for planning and scheduling with CAD/CAM support.
2. Application of simulation in manufacturing - Students prepare a simulation model and with the help of this model solve various problems using modern interactive simulation tools.
Students will gain knowledge and practical experience of using modern approaches for simulation, computer-aided design and manufacturing.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SADÍLEK, Marek a Zuzana SADÍLKOVÁ. Počítačová podpora procesu obrábění: učební text. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita, 2012. ISBN 978-80-248-2770-4. (CS)
LEE, Kunwoo. Principles of CAD/CAM/CAE systems. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, c1999. ISBN 0201380366. (EN)
HORVATH, Joan C. Mastering 3D printing. Technology in action series. ISBN 978-1484200261. (EN)
ŠTULPA, Miloslav. CNC obráběcí stroje a jejich programování. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2006. ISBN 8073002078. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-VSR-P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme N-VSY-P Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

  • Programme M2V-P Master's

    branch M-VSY , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

52 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- The basic approaches of CAD / CAM technology.
- The basics of programming and production on CNC machines.
- Individual activity on teaching examples.
- Development of case study in computer labs.