Production Technology and Organization

CAD Basics

Tutorial, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Create virtual 3D components using solid modeling
• Methods of feature-based part design
• Fundamentals of parametric component modeling
• Design of assembly models based on 3D components
• "bottom up" and "top down" assembly strategies
• Application of specific tools for modeling of casted, sheet metal or
welded parts and assemblies
• Derivation of engineering drawings from 3D component models
and 3D assembly models
• Automated creation of bill of materials and cut list tables based on
assembly models

Learning outcomes

In process engineering, students should:
• acquire basic knowledge in the field of plant engineering and
process engineering
• be able to describe the basic behavior of substances and material
systems in process engineering
• acquire elementary knowledge about the design of process
engineering equipment and systems
• Explain structure and function of plant components and describe
basic selection criteria

In CAD, students should:
• After completing the course, be able to operate and use the 3D-
CAD program SolidWorks
• Build components and assemblies using 3D solid modeling
• Derive technical drawings from component and assembly models
• Use specific tools to create casted, sheetmetal or welded part
• be able to create assembly designs of multi-part, multi-
subassembly modules and systems

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; B. Dietzsch, R. Domke, W. Fleischhauer, V. Leven: Taschenbuch der Verfahrenstechnik; W. Hemming, W. Wagner: Verfahrenstechnik; K. Schwister: Taschenbuch der Verfahrenstechnik; H. Vogel: Konstruieren mit SolidWorks; H. Vogel: Einstieg in SolidWorks: Videotraining für Skizzen, Bauteile, Baugruppen; G. Mühlenstädt: Crashkurs SolidWorks: Teil 1 Einführung in die Konstruktion von Bauteilen und Baugruppen; S. Vajna, M. Schabacker: SolidWorks - kurz und bündig: Grundlagen für Einsteiger;

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

Physics, chemistry, material science 1, engineering drawing

Assessment methods and criteria

Exercise examples and written or oral exams