Engineering and Production Management

Advanced Modelling and CAD

Construction practical, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Use of modern parametric 3-D modeling tools in product development and production.
• Methods for the efficient design of virtual components and assemblies based on concrete tasks
• Bottom-up, top-down and middle out modeling strategies and their application in product development
• Methods of data exchange within different 3-D modeling tools and criteria for importing non-native model data
• Congruent engineering methods through the use of EDM and PDM solutions
• Use of tools to cost-analyze virtual parts in the design process
• Applying tools to assess lifecycle costs and sustainability of virtual parts and assemblies in the design process

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students can:

• Work with advanced modeling tools
• Apply different methods for model and data handling of large, complex CAD assembly models
• Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different modeling structures and apply them according to specified requirements
• Import models with non-proprietary CAD data formats into CAD models and have knowledge of which neutral data exchange formats can be efficiently used in customer-supplier relationships
• Link CAD model data and BOM data using current IT tools and apply it in product development and production processes

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; H. Vogel: Konstruieren mit SolidWorks; S. Vajna: SolidWorks - kurz und bündig; P. Tran: SOLIDWORKS Basic Tools; P. Tran: SOLIDWORKS Intermediate Skills; P. Tran: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Preparation Materials; M. Lombard: SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling Bible; V. Gaurav: SolidWorks 2019 Black Book; DIN e.V.: Technische Dokumentation: Normen für technische Produktdokumentation und Dokumentenmanagement (DIN-VDE-Taschenbuch); G. Hoenow: Entwerfen und Gestalten im Maschinenbau: Bauteile - Baugruppen - Maschinen; G. Hoenow: Konstruktionspraxis im Maschinenbau: Vom Einzelteil zum Maschinendesign; F. Rieg: Handbuch Konstruktion; M. Eigner. D. Roubanov, R. Zafirow: Modellbasierte virtuelle Produktentwicklung; VDI-Verlag: VDI-Richtlinie 2215 - Datenverarbeitung in der Konstruktion;

Mode of delivery

Design tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Engineering drawing, basic CAD knowledge, basic knowledge of spreadsheet and database software

Assessment methods and criteria

Project works