Advanced Designing in 3D-CAD





Offered by

Mechanical Engineering




The requirements for participating in this course is basic CAD knowledge in mechanical design and draw-ing techniques on a level that corresponds to the course ME-CAD1

Main purpose

The main purpose of the course is to provide the student with the knowledge and methods within the fields of more advanced CAD application used in an industrial environment.


The student will acquire knowledge and become confident with the use of the software Autodesk Inventor on an advanced level inside.
Specified in topics:
o Parametric and Family Parts and Assemblies(Factoryparts)
o Sheet Metal
o Surface Technology and Advanced Modelling
o Frame Generator and other Content Center Tolls
o Publishing to the Content Center
o Welding - design and documentations
o Dynamic Simulation
o Rendering and animation.
o Plastics Design
o Manufacturing and CAM Programming (2-4 axis) incl lab exercises
o Concurrent Engineering and simultaneously version handling.


The student gain skills to handle and use a CAD system in an engineering professional way and to under-stand and select relevant tools and technologies. More specific the student gain skills inside

- Different model techniques in a multipart environment
- Model techniques using surfaces and standards
- Animation and simulation inside Dynamics and Machining (CAM)


Understand the role of CAD technology in a deeper context regarding the interface and link to Manufacturing, Value Chain Management and Product Data Management
Practice and fully understand Concurrent Engineering (CE) in a multiuser, global environment and under-stand the challenges in using CE in modern manufacturing



Teaching methods and study activities

Class room teaching of course topics combined with practice exercises.  Cases and examples are pre-sented
The student is expected to make practice exercises and homework between lessons.  Hand In weekly is mandatory
3 lessons per week for 12 weeks and the expected workload for students is 138 hours.
The student is required to install a free Inventor software on the student’s own Windows laptop.
The final course assignment is done in groups and should cover all the course topics.
Study activity model
Category 1, Initiated by the lecturer with the participation of lecturer and students: 42 hours – 30%
Category 2: Initiated by lecturer with participation of students: 76 hours – 55 %
Category 3: Initiated by students with participation of students: 21 hours – 15 %
Category 4: Initiated by students with the participation of lecturer and students: 0 hours – 0%


Curtis Waguespack :  “Mastering Autodesk Inventor”
Wasim Younis: “ Up and Running with Autodesk Inventor Professional 2017” Part2 – Dynamic Simulation
Youtube videos (- free access)




Requirements for attending exam
Mandatory assignments handed in before deadline and accepted
Course assignment handed in before deadline
Tests in laboratory accomplished and accepted

Type of examination:
The evaluation is divided in 2 stages. The first stage (counting 40%) is based on a 2 hour test in the usage of a specific CAD software. The second stage (counting 60%) is the evaluation of the final and group based course assignment. 
To pass the course both stages must be passed with a minimum of 30% approved, and all exercises handed in before given deadline.
Censor: None

Allowed tools:

Please note that the school can decide that the re-examination can be oral.

Grading criteria


Additional information



Kim Rask Petersen

Valid from

2/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Course type

6. semester
7. semester
Elective for Mechanical Engineering


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