Course code MašZ2015

Credit points 2

Product Design AutoCAD I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation13.12.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Mechanics

Course developer

author Mehānikas institūts

Olafs Vronskis

Dr. paed.

Prior knowledge

InfT1036, IT in Design I

MākZ3026, Drawing

Course abstract

The aim of this course is to learn general design rules of draughts, methods of projecting, geometric solids on the standard views, computer-aided methods for 2D drawings and 3D models for products designing.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge - students know AutoCAD program applications, tools and capabilities of computer-aided designs for different products
The level of knowledge shall be determined by assessing the theoretical justification of the solution to graphical works.
• Skills – students are able to draw different components or combinations of stylized or geometric elements, to form views and cuts and to design drawings in accordance with the ISO requirements. Students are able to create a 3D model for an imaginary component or model.
The level of skills shall be determined by assessing the quality of the performance of graphical works.
• Competence – students are able to use the acquired professional knowledge and skills in practical work and study to design and construct different subjects and artistically projections of environment.
The level of competence shall be determined by evaluating 3 test works.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Drawing and modifying lines.
2. Drawing and modifying shapes.
3. Creating and using layers.
4. Using of textual information in drawings. Formatting and using dimensions in drawings.
5. Jointing design.
6. Test work.
7. Orthogonal projections of detail.
8. Axonometric projections of detail.
9. Using of object snaps. Using dimensions in axonometric projections of detail.
10. Test work.
11. Create an architectural 3D group using modeling tools
12. Modify an architectural 3D group using model modifying tools.
13. Creating an orthogonal projections of an architectural group from created 3D group.
14. Creating an axonometric projections of an architectural group from created 3D group. Editing peculiarities of orthogonal and axonometric projections at 3D modeling.
15. Test work.
16. Drawing preparation for printing.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Development and theoretical justification of 3 graphical tasks and passed 3 test works and final test work.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The graphical tasks in the laboratory work must be complete independently, in accordance with the conditions specified in the laboratory work. Theoretical justification of the solution to graphical task takes place after its completion, during laboratory work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

• The level of knowledge shall be determined by:
knowledge of terms, definitons interpretation, knowledge of techniques, comprehension of regularities.
• The level of skills shall be determined by:
graphical basic skills, skill to operate with knowledge, skill to analyze and predict, skill of creative activity.
• The level of competence shall be determined by:
Non-assisted quiz development using only the tools needed to perform graphic work.
The level of knowledge, skills and competence is determined using summative assessment.

Compulsory reading

1. Mozga N. Projektēšanas pamati programmā AutoCAD. Rīga: Mācību grāmata, 2010. 285 lpp. 2. Finkelstein E. Autocad 2015 and AutoCad LT 2015 bible. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2014. 1253 p. 3. Орлов А. AutoCAD. Питер: 2015. 384 c.


The study course is included in the compulsory part of the professional higher education study program " Design and crafts " of the Faculty of Engineering.