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MG1028 Introductory 3D CAD 1.5 credits

In this course, you will learn a structured methodology that can be applied for common work tasks in all modern 3D CAD systems for mechanical design.

This course is equivalent to Introductory CAD in the courses MF1061, MF1001/MJ1103 and MG2128.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG1028 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • System introduction and basic part modelling in a modern 3D CAD system
  • More part modelling and assembly modelling
  • Documentation: How to create part and assembly drawings
  • Individual work with the homework assignment outside scheduled classes

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • independently and in a structured manner create:
    - parameterised solid models of 3D parts
    - assembly models containing part models
    - mechanism models and animations
    - simple drawings of parts with dimensioned orthographic, detail and section views
    - assembly drawings with parts lists and exploded views
    in a modern CAD system

Course disposition

Three 45-minutes  introductory lectures, each of them immediately followed by a three-hour CAD exercise.

One homework assignment, where the student applies knowledge and skills acquired during CAD exercises on a model of an assigned product, and displays and explains this model at a computer session with the responsible teachers.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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The CAD programme used is available in all general computer labs at KTH campus, but can also be dowloaded for Windows computers from KTH software download site


Course material in Introductory CAD, Lasse Wingård & Per Johansson, (pdf documents can be dowloaded from the LMS by registered course participants).

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


  • INL1 - Laboratory and Homework Assignment, 1.5 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.

The  CAD exercises and the homework assignment must be presented to a teacher at the computer. A higher grade can be achieved through an extended homework assignment.

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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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 MG1028

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

MG2028/MG2128 CAD and Other IT Tools in Industrial Processes

MG2022 Advanced CAD and Rapid Prototyping, Project Course


Per Johansson (

Supplementary information

Not for students who have taken any of the courses MF1061, MF1001 or MG2128, or the equivalent.