242.023 CAD in Civil 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.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

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

  • use CAD programs and explain their logic
  • use CAD programs to construct exactly in 2D and explain and apply drawing objects, drawing structure, and layout
  • create plotable plot files
  • explain the structure and content of different plan types (submissiion plan, polishing plan, formwork and reinforcement plan) and to create such plans
  • construct such plan content so accurately that you can translate it into 3D programs (as required for BIM)

Subject of course

Introduction into two popular commercial CAD programs: Nemetschek Allplan and Autodesk AutoCAD in 2 blocks.

  • Draw and accurately construct 2D plan drawings as required in practice as the basis for BIM programs
  • Basic understanding of the various drawing objects and drawing and construction techniques when using CAD
  • Learning skills to create layouts considering layout rules, scale factor, linetypes, line weights, readability, etc. as well as output of a plotable plot file
  • Contents and components of the different building plan types (submission plan, polishing plan, formwork and reinforcement plan) are treated as they always represent the final result of CAD or BIM constructions

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises during lectures, homework

Mode of examination


Additional information


  • For a positive completion of the entire course, a positive completion of the plan content test as well as the achievement of at least 120 points (out of 200 points) is required in the assessment in Allplan and AutoCAD.

  • For more information, see the file CAD-Anmeldeformalitaeten.pdf.
  • There is compulsory attendance at the introductory presentation as well as the group appointments! If you are missing a group appointment, you will be unsubscribed from the group (but not from the course and, hence, you will be graded).

  • The seminar is a seminar with continuous performance control:
    All students who participate in the plan content test get a certificate.
    Who then does not participate in the groups, is rated negative.
Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Fri15:00 - 15:3008.10.2021 ZOOM-Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98976818332 Meeting-ID: 989 7681 8332 (LIVE)preliminary discussion
Fri15:00 - 17:0026.11.2021 zoom-link will be published here (LIVE)Obligtaory lecture on plans for everybody - online-meeting
Fri14:00 - 18:0010.12.2021 Test via TUWEL; Online (LIVE)Examintaion on contents of lecture, online
Tue14:00 - 16:1514.12.2021HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI Allplan Gruppe 1
Tue16:45 - 19:0014.12.2021HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky BI Allplan Gruppe 2
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Hand-ins and Final Exam

As with any seminar, therefore obligatory attendance

Participation in the plan content test leads to a grading!

Course registration

Use Group Registration to register.

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Anmeldung zu LVA29.09.2021 08:0026.11.2021 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering 3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Hajek, M.; Kidery, G.: Autodesk AutoCAD - Eine Einführung.2013
Hladky, T.: Skriptum zu CAD 1 - Allplan.2010

This documentation is available at the grafic centre [Grafisches Zentrum] of the vienna university of technology.

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