MF2019 CAD 3D-modelling and Visualization 6.0 credits

CAD 3D-modellering och visualisering

CAD models are important information carriers in product development companies. The models help to create a common understanding between individuals and groups with different types of expertise. The models can be used for various downstream applications, for example to produce load cases to check the design criteria using FEA.

The course mainly covers virtual prototyping with parametric solid models, but participants will also be introduced to basic surface modeling. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to model synchronously (also called direct modeling), the opportunities and the difficulties it brings.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course treats mainly virtual prototype production with parameterized solid models, but the participants will also be introduced in basic surface modelling. Furthermore, the participants will obtain possibility to test, how it is to work synchronous (also called direct modelling), which possibilities and difficulties it gives.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Create a CAD model with product and manufacturing information (PMI) from a system perspective.
  • Create a CAD model with mixed technical contents, e.g. mechanical and electric components.
  • Be familiar with modelling modules (i.e. different applications and environments) in a CAD system for design of machine elements.
  • Make force and motion analysis of a mechanism model.
  • Carry out interference analyses.
  • Create communicative representations of CAD models to present and describe design and behaviour of a product.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Bachelor of Science, within Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Innovation in Product Design: From CAD to Virtual Prototyping by Monica Bordegoni and Caterina Rizzi (e-book from KTH the Library)

Through the course web, the students get access to lecture material and material that is needed to do the written assignments and the project.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Project Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

To pass the course should the following be approved:

Three individual written assignments (ÖVN1; 3 credits) that should be delivered within specified time. The written assignments have grading scale P/F. If all assignments are not approved during one single course offering, all assignments must be redone in a new course offering.

The individual project part (ÖVN2; 3 credits) of the course has grading scale A-F, including the possibility to get an Fx grade. This grade reflects the course grade.
[OBSERVE: If the grade Fx is given, what is missing must be handed in and be approved before the next course offering. If not, the whole project part must be redone in a later course offering.]

If the project is not handed in during the current course offering, the project can only be handed in and be assessed twice each year (in May and in December) in connection with other course offerings. The course is developed continuously and the possibility to be assessed according to course plans of course offerings that were completed more than two years ago, may be lost, completely or partly.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ellen Bergseth

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MF2019

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

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