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MG2022 Advanced CAD Modelling and Rapid Prototyping, Project Course 6.0 credits

NB! This course is replaced by MG2122 Advanced CAD from autumn semester 2023!

The overall goal of this course is to make you familiar with most of the functions for part modelling in one state-of-the-art CAD system for mechanical design. As a result, you will become an advanced user of the system that we are using, Solid Edge from Siemens Digital Industries Software, but that is an effect, rather than a goal. The skills you acquire during this course could be applied in any modern CAD system from the major vendors, as the functionality and modelling methodology is, if not identical, at least very similar between these systems[1].

Besides the advanced CAD part, there is also a small module in the course on design and preparation for additive manufacturing (alias 3D printing/rapid prototyping/freeform fabrication, …). This module includes an exercise and a small project task, where you are given the opportunity to design and manufacture a model of your own choice, using our FDM machine.

[1] The dominant systems for mechanical CAD are: CATIA and Solid Works from Dassault Systèmes; NX and Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software; Creo from PTC; Inventor from Autodesk Inc.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG2022 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Advanced CAD usage:

  • Advanced solid modelling operations
  • Modelling of parts with complex shapes and freeform surfaces
  • Diverse and unconventional metodologies for CAD work
  • Modelling operations for sheet metal parts

Manufacturing adaptation and preparation for manufacturing in Rapid Prototyping equipment

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • use the full functionality of a modern CAD system to create high quality CAD models of parts with complex shapes, using a structured work method
  • interpret 2D drawings and use them as a reference for creating 3D CAD models
  • reflect upon and describe the development of his/her CAD skills during the course
  • adapt and prepare CAD models for additive manufacturing

Course disposition

Classes 1-2 times per week with activities such as:

  • Laboratory exercises in usage of advanced CAD system functions
  • Individual work on several parts with complex shapes and structures, based on 2D manufacturing drawings 

The student has to document his/her individual work in a technical report describing modelling approaches and commands used, lessons learnt from each model and reflections over modelling issues and the learning process

Extensive (home)work required, besides classes

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MF1061 Design and Product Realization, Introduction
MJ1103 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
MF1001 Mechanical Engineering, introductory course
MG1028 Introductory CAD

or the equivalent

Swedish B and English A or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Can be downloaded from Canvas 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 - Homework Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

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 MG2022

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Lasse Wingård,

Supplementary information

A minimum of 10 participants required for the course.