307.450 Methodology of 3D-CAD Engineering
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • discuss the challenges of parametric 3D-CAD modeling
  • differentiate between direct modeling and parametric modeling
  • formulate the requirements for stable sketch geometry
  • classify features for geometry creation in CAD systems
  • outline a methodically correct process for modeling cast parts
  • name the basic functions and requirements for freeform surfaces
  • describe the methodical structure of fiber composite components
  • discuss different requirements for assembly structures
  • reproduce the methodology of positioning parts in assemblies
  • specify the functionalities for the assembly of welded assemblies, tubing assemblies, and harness assemblies

Subject of course

  • Introduction, fundamentals of 3D product modeling
  • Sketches & Layers as the basis for 3D editing
  • Model construction based on simple geometric shapes
  • Generation of bodies with complicated geometry
  • cast parts, fillet methodic , drafts
  • 3D surface construction for free-form production
  • Construction of components made of fiber composite materials
  • Construction of a clean assembly structure
  • Part positioning in the assembly
  • Analysis options within assemblies
  • Standard parts, catalogs, variant control
  • Welding assemblies, piping, harness laying

Teaching methods

  • Lecture
  • Discussion based on case studies
  • Exercise session to apply acquired knowledge
  • Usage of parametric 3D-CAD software

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Examination modalities

The course assessment will be based on a written examination at the end of the semester and an oral examination for the practical part.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri - 25.06.2021written20.05.2021 08:00 - 23.06.2021 08:00TISSOnline Prüfung 09:00 - 10:00 Uhr
Mon - 28.06.2021written24.05.2021 08:00 - 24.06.2021 08:00TISSOnline Prüfung 14:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Tue - 28.09.2021written23.08.2021 08:00 - 27.09.2021 08:00TISSOnline Prüfung 14:00 - 15:00 Uhr

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.02.2021 00:00 25.04.2021 23:55



No lecture notes are available.