Course detail

Computer Aided Design of Mechanical Structures

FSI-QMKAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course CAD offers necessary information to manage constructional projects by use of computer system CATIA. The students learn how to compose the constructional documentation in an optimal way. They also realize that CAD is only a support of constructional process which speeds up the work and makes it more effective, but definitely cannot substitute creative designer’s work and required technical knowledge.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Basic knowledge of the CAD.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Terms of credit: attendance at exercises and term project
The exam verifies and evaluates the ability of modeling, methods of solution and their application to the given tasks. The test consists of the practical and oral part. Overall evaluation consists of evaluation and assessment of semester work during the test. Rating semester project has the same weight as an evaluation of test.
Course-unit credit is awarded on condition of having attended the exercises actively and worked out assigned projects. Presence in the exercises is obligatory.


The aim of the course is to acquaint students to the modeling in the CATIA V5.
Graduates can work in a course of basic modules of within the CATIA V5. It is able to choose the best modeling procedure according to established rules.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Basic literature

Dassault Systems, CATIA Training Guide, Version 4, Release 1.6, April, 1996.
CARMAN P.; TIGWELL P.: Inside CATIA, ISBN: 978-1566901536

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-ADI-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

78 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st Basics of 3D modeling
2nd Coordinate systems, datum planes, sketching
3rd sketching
4th Solid modeling using sketches
5th Solid modeling using sketches
6th Modification of volume components - drafts, fillets, thin-walled parts
7th Modification of volume components - holes, ribs, creating fields
8th Surface modeling - 3D sketching
9th Surface modeling - methods for making surfaces
10th Surface modeling - surfacing
11th hybrid modeling
12th creation of assembly
13th Creation of drawing documentation