Course details

Computer Aided Design

IPPK Acad. year 2010/2011 Summer semester 6 credits

Current academic year

Introduction to the CAD/CAM problems. Technical facilities of systems, program tools. Standardization in CAD. Development and design using computer technology. Realization CAD in the area of electric machines and apparatus development. Methods of CAD implementation to the practice. Computer support effectiveness. Practical exercises in AutoCAD, programming in AutoLISP, engineering and design of electric machines and apparatus components. Animation and visualization (3D Studio MAX). External design workplace visit.


Language of instruction



Classified Credit (oral)

Time span

65 hrs pc labs

Assessment points

40 half-term test, 60 projects


Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students shall acquire knowledge about CAD systems, programming options and principles of computer animation and visualization.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Information on CAD systems.

Learning objectives

The aims are: mastering electric machines and apparatus design with the use of AutoCAD, formulation of new functions and intelligent use of other programs for animation and visualization (3D Studio MAX).

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Active work with personal computer.

Study literature

  • Omura, G.: Mistrovství v AutoCADu, Computer Press

Fundamental literature

  • 3D Studio - Reference Manual, Autodesk, Inc
  • AutoCAD - Reference Manual, Autodesk, Inc

Syllabus of computer exercises

  1. Basic terms and principles of AutoCAD, revision
  2. Geometrical calculator, blocks, external references in AutoCAD
  3. Advanced design
  4. Solid modelling
  5. Individual work in 3D
  6. Properties and functions of 3D Studio MAX
  7. Introduction to AutoLISP
  8. AutoLISP functions
  9. Special types of data in AutoLISP
  10. Individual work in AutoLISP
  11. Animation and visualization
  12. External design workplace visit
  13. Credit

Progress assessment

  • Activities in lab exercises.
  • 1 compulsory written test.
  • Tasks and projects.

Controlled instruction

Teste 40/100, projects 60/100.

Exam prerequisites

The minimum of 50 points from all activities.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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