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.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 2.0EC


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

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



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 09:3023.03.2023 Zoom Meeting siehe TUWEL-Kurs (LIVE)VO-0 Organisatorische Einführung

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.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2023 00:00 30.04.2023 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specifiedSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Elective
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Elective
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Not specified


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