Course detail

Additive technologies

FAST-VUC007Acad. year: 2023/2024

The course introduces technically oriented users to selected aspects of 3D printing, generative and parametric design, and 3D measurement, as part of Construction 4.0 technology pillars. Students will gradually get acquainted with the pitfalls of Internet resources of models, processing of point clouds from 3D scanners, and learning how to write G-code instructions, which will significantly shift their creativity freedom and efficiency, whether in creating models, functional prototypes or negative forms.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Computer Aided Engineering and Computer Science (AIU)

Entry knowledge

Basics of English language, basics of 3D modeling.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Not applicable.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-VP Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to additive technologies, digital manufacturing and Construction 4.0 2. Basics of 3D printing, internet sources of models and generation of control instructions using available tools 3. General requirements for 3D models according to 3D printing technologies and basic manipulation with models 4. Creating custom 3D models for 3D printing using CAD 5. Parametric design for additive technologies 6. Surface mesh generation for 3D printing from point cloud and the introduction to 3D measurement 7. Introduction to robotic 3D construction printing (3DCP) 8. Generative design and infill structures 9. How to Write G-code 10. Programming in 3D printing 11. Application oriented optimization of 3D printing (models, functional prototypes and negative forms) 12. Individual project consultation 13. Individual project consultation, completion of the course